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Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money.

Published: November 23, 2012

CURT CLARK

    Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money.

    -Anonymous

    But it is a cold, lifeless business when you go to the shops to buy something, which does not represent your life and talent, but a goldsmith’s.

    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    On the one hand, shopping is dependable: You can do it alone, if you lose your heart to something that is wrong for you, you can return it; it’s instant gratification and yet something you buy may well last for years.

    -Judith Krantz

    The only reason a great many American families don’t own an elephant is that they have never been offered an elephant for a dollar down and easy weekly payments.

    -Mad Magazine

    I went to a general store but they wouldn’t let me buy anything specific.

    -Steven Wright

    A bargain is something you can’t use at a price you can’t resist.

    -Franklin P. Jones

    Buying something on sale is a very special feeling. In fact, the less I pay for something, the more it is worth to me. I have a dress that I paid so little for that I am afraid to wear it. I could spill something on it, and then how would I replace it for that amount of money?

    -Rita Rudner

    People will buy anything that is one to a customer.

    -Sinclair Lewis

    A consumer is a shopper who is sore about something.

    -Harold Coffin

    If men liked shopping, they’d call it research.

    -Cynthia Nelms

    Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.

    -Oscar Wilde