Posts Tagged ‘produce’

The Shopping Bag

February 13, 2013

Early this year I came across a post by Seth Godin:

“What people buy when they buy something on sale
Assuming it’s not something they were shopping for in the first place…
The impulse big-sale buy is not a matter of acquiring a high value item they’ll need later at a bargain price today.
No, the consumer is spending money in exchange for the feeling, right now, of saving big. The joy of a bargain. The item is secondary, the feeling is what we just paid for.
You wouldn’t know that from the way people selling things act, but that’s what we buy.”


The Dollar bins strategically located at the front of the stores or the sales racks. These are places like a drug that are able to trigger that feeling.

I wanted to see if I could change that. Create something to prevent the act of obtaining the feeling if the outcome is not good for you.

There’s nothing wrong on buying something on sale as long as you buy it for the right reasons.

Hence the birth of the SHOPPING BAG


By identifying the trigger and asking yourself before you purchase, you end up walking away and not spending. Not spending means more money and possibility of investing. Not purchasing the product means not wasting resources and producers rethinking quantities to be made and distributed. This also allows the creation of better products for consumption.

Happy Chinese New Year!

February 10, 2013

Happy Chinese New Year!


Thank you for stopping by.

Six months ago I decided to take on a new venture.

Meet Shay Fei Fei and her pet monkey Nomo (short for No money).

Together we’ll smart shop, discover and learn new things, meet new friends, make the world a better place.