A Little Something is Poison to Emotional Spenders

Emotional spenders beware! There’s a newish website whose gimmick is designed to separate you from your money.

If you send The Something Store $10 they will send you…something. Something random. It could be a wallet or a fruit basket or a hair trimmer or a wallet.


You send them $10 of your hard earned money, and in return what you get is “maybe something you need, something you want or something you desire.”

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Clutter!

Why, why would anyone do this? Why would anyone spend their hard-earned money on this? Are there people that lonely, that frivolous, that bored, that wasteful with their money?

Yes. They are emotional spenders. People who spend money so that they will feel fill in the blank. Happy, loved, worthy, stimulated… there are many reasons emotional spenders spend. And there are a brazilian things emotional spenders spend their money on.

This particular venue gears their marketing message directly to the emotional spender. “How will you feel when your receive your something? ” they ask on their website.Get Your Something and find out!”


I can think of a thousand things for which I’d be much better off using my $10. Can’t you?


4 Responses to “A Little Something is Poison to Emotional Spenders”

  1. Emily Says:

    I am rolling my eyes at this concept. Ugh!

    But I bet they make lots o’ money!

  2. goodfountain Says:

    Unreal that such a site exists.

  3. hank Says:

    Wow! I had never thought, but yea, I reckon it makes sense. If there is someone out there to buy something, there’ll ALWAYS be someone out there to sell it! 😉

  4. Funny about Money Says:

    THAT is one of the strangest things I’ve ever heard!!!!!

    I thought the urban legend about the guy who put an ad on the radio saying “Send money now” and got enough to pay the cost of the ad was strange. This one takes the cake…and it’s evidently real.

    It’s sorta like paying someone to give you a gift. Chances are you don’t want it. It’ll be the sort of thing your father’s third wife gives you, just to aggravate you. You’ll end up yard-saling the thing. But hey! It’s the thought that counts. Eh?

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