You might be saving thousands of dollars every year because you're playing with your smartphone in the checkout aisle instead of thinking of the Snickers bar. Now advertisers are thinking of new ways to bug you while you're on your phone. Because you simply MUST BUY MORE THINGS when you are in the store.
Not mentioned in the article are the people who are connected to Amazon and beep the prices in on their smartphones. I realllly want stuff like that so I can be a savvy shopper without having to remember everything and keep paper lists in my purse. I hear some stores are blocking the internet so that you can't compare. Guess what? I have legs and I can remember a price and walk out to the parking lot. You just stand MORE chance of losing me as a customer that way because then, I'll have time to think that maybe I don't want to bother going back into the store.
I don't understand the smartphones, though. I am scared of getting one. Already this morning D and I had a discussion. I thought someone ordered denture cream accidentally with the special Amazon one-click. Apparently not; it's some sort of whoozie-whatsit for the computer that he bought that looks like denture cream.
I could probably save thousands of dollars on impulse purchases with my smartphone, but then, I would need thousands of dollars to get and maintain the smartphone.