Black-Friday

Online Shoppers a Tool against Impulse Purchases

For all the spend-aholics over the next couple days might want to take a look at this.

If you’re like me, you’ll want to check out Icebox, from the site Finder.com, which promises to help with impulse purchases by making the user — *dramatic pause*— think about their purchase. This Chrome plugin replaces the ‘Buy’ buttons found on over 400 e-commerce sites with one of its own design. When pressed, it holds the purchase for a pre-defined period of time, forcing you to ask yourself “do I really need this?

 

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It’s a handy little plug-in, and although it’s not all that useful on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, where the deals are ephemeral and disappear in seconds, it could save you a decent whack of cash throughout the rest of the year. You can check it out here.