Beware the scourge of drunk shopping

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HAS ANYONE SEEN MAH PAYPALZ?

Drunk shopping is how you end up with three bags of chips and a cheeseburger in your purse in the morning, or how you find yourself binging on the As Seen on TV rack at the Walgreens (I dont’ want the Pasta Boat. I NEED IT). Apparently, according to The Times today, drunk shopping could be getting more dangerous for your wallet. In its latest is-this-actually-a-trend? piece, reporter Stephanie Clifford says online retailers may be targeting your tipsy sensibilities to entice you to buy buy buy in between all that online crush stalking you do post-drinking. “Post-bar, inhibitions can be impacted, and that can cause shopping, and hopefully healthy impulse buying,” says Andy Page, the president of Gilt Groupe, which is starting more late-night sales to catch this proverbial fish in the whiskey barrel. Not that we didn’t know those flash sales were hazardous anyway.

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