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English citations of splurchase
Noun: "a spur-of-the-moment purchase"
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- 1991 — Vance Packard, The Hidden Persuaders, Penguin Books (1991), ISBN 9780140136708, page 94:
- The 60,000,000 American women who go into supermarkets every week are getting 'help' in their purchases and 'splurchases' from psychologists and psychiatrists hired by the food merchandisers.
- 1998 — Leslie L. Cooper, Low-Fat Living Cookbook: 250 Easy, Great-Tasting Recipes, Rodale Press (1998), ISBN 0875964354, page 48:
- That means we spend more than an hour and a half each week on "splurchases" — or unplanned splurge purchases — say food industry analysts.
- 2007 — "The slacker's guide to eating well", The Ecologist, 10 September 2007:
- Stem the 'splurchases' - staggering 60 per cent of a weekly supermarket shop is now brought on impulse.
- 2009 — Lee Eisenberg, Shoptimism: Why the American Consumer Will Keep on Buying No Matter What, Free Press (2009), ISBN 9780743296250, page 248:
- And there is consensus that impulsive buying is on the rise, thanks to e-commerce and TV home-shopping, neither of which requires us to change out of our sweatpants and leave the house to make a splurchase.