Pondering over whether asking someone at the till if they would like to buy something like stamps or a phone top is trivial or not, was embarrassing to say the least when I got asked the same question. I either looked remarkably stupid as at that moment of time as I could not process what the cashier had just asked or maybe I looked like something from another planet.
This somewhat proves my point of what I was lulling over, whether it is a question of trying to lure someone into the midst of impulse buying is morally wrong.
Organisations try to meet targets by encouraging impulse buying this may be a clever marketing ploy, but what about asking someone to buy something who will say yes but not understanding the concept of what they are saying yes too. This could be a morally wrong process that is feeding upon the vulnerabilities of members of society forcing their hand and encouraging them to buy something they may not want, need or understand.
So my question is should organisations allow people to be compelled into impulse buying, through the ir encouragement. This susequently making capable and vulnerable people to have decision ‘forced’ upon them in order for the organisations to make a profit.
what do you think? Answers on a postcard or in the comments box please.