May 1, 2008

BUI is a serious offense..

JQ Lounge correspondant Lisa W sent me the most ridiculously fabulous article.. on Drunk Internet Shopping. BUI (buying under the influence) as they like to call it! I love how Lisa said "This was very JQ Lounge-esque". HA that made my day.

involves people (mostly women) getting real wasted, blacking out and going on online retail benders, typically blowing hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars on clothes and shoes and rings and crap. The weirdest thing was, most of them don't regret it. In fact, one woman referred to this kind of sloppy shopping as "the only thing you can do after a few drinks and not have any regrets." This is presumably because you can return most purchases. But what if you're a cheapo drunk shopper and you buy things on sale? Then you're just screwed? The terror. [source]

I admit I've hit Sephora.com and splurged on a few goodies after a couple glasses of wine. You don't get the guilty "hmmmm I won't be getting paid til next week" butterflies in the stomach. And all you have to do is shut the MacBook if the hubs walks into the room so he can't see what's going on. But now that I think about it.. iridescent purple eyeshadow and bright pink lip gloss is something I probably would've ordered only when I was buzzed..

I KNOW a few of the JQ Loungers have done this... so spill!!!!! I'm such a nosy neighbor..

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14 comments:

Golightly said...

I've bought several shoes while tipsy online. BUI - so true!

Laurie said...

The shoes also get me when I've had a couple of drinks! Not just online either.

I live near a mall that is connected to the subway station - so I walk through it as a shortcut on my way home. After happy hour - that can be real trouble!

freeandflawed said...

I like the picture of all those drinks. It's very colorful!

nicoleantoinette said...

Interesting. I've actually never done this, but I'm going to happy hour tonight and VEGAS tomorrow so.. I'll get back to you ;)

R said...

I haven't participated in this activity yet. I'd probably be the asshole that returned everything after I sobered up. Ha!

Katelin said...

I have yet to do this actually, which is probably a good thing, haha.

Liene at Blue Orchid Designs said...

I'm not sure that I've ever bought anything tipsy, but I know that I've blogged after a couple of glasses of wine and that is equally as dangerous! :)

Sarah said...

I know I've done this once, but I can not for the life of me remember what I bought. I think it was Christmas shopping.

Oh well.

Maxie said...

I love and hate BUI! A few weeks ago I hit up forever21.com and bought two of the same shirt! hahaha

Valerie said...

I usually BUI music from iTunes. Boring, I know.

Julie Q said...

omg. valerie. SUCH a good call- I've totally done that before and didn't realized I was bui'ing

Larissa said...

That is a crazy amount of drinks in the photo. I want a pina colada now.

Valley Girl said...

You mean other people do this, too? I don't feel as bad now. =)

Jackie said...

Haha, I know I'm a few days late...but I have a great BUI story.

Since I live far, far away from most of my friends...one time I had a few too many glasses of wine, ended up reminiscing over old photos posted on facebook/myspace/etc. and ultimately bought plane tickets to visit some friends in Chicago, for a totally impractical weekend (I think we both had to work), and ultimately had to cancel the flights (and you know those travel sites don't give refunds!).

I learned my lesson.