As customers recover from spending over Christmas, a new study reveals credit card debt isn’t likely to hold them back from searching out bargains.
The national survey commissioned by online retailer containerdoor.com.au has revealed Australia's love of bargains.
The study of 1,000 Aussies reveals 24 per cent of the population describe the thrill of bagging a bargain as more exciting than sex. This number rose to 30 per cent amongst men compared to just 18 per cent of women.
Sex wasn’t all.
Bargain hunting is more exciting than seeing a favourite sport team win according to 29 per cent of the population and 27 per cent of Victorians admitted they would be more excited by a purchase than seeing their footy team win the Grand Final.
Containerdoor.com.au founder Ben Nathan said the results are not surprising.
“We know shoppers too often feel like they’re getting ripped off by retailers so it wasn’t a huge shock to us that getting something you want for a great price is comparable to sex and winning the Grand Final!”
The survey revealed 62 per cent of Aussies are willing to wait six to eight weeks for an online purchase if it meant they were getting it for half price. Challenging stereotypes that younger people are after instant gratification, the most patient amongst us are 25 to 34 year olds and the least patient are 55 to 64 year olds.
Almost all Aussies (93 per cent) shop around in-store and online if they’re making a purchase over $500. Sixty five per cent of us believe we’ll find a better deal online than in-store more often than not whilst only 14 per cent think bricks and mortar retailers have better prices than what can be found at our fingertips.
“The research also found that NSW shoppers were less likely to shop around for a better price than their Victorian and Queensland equivalents. We’re hoping our recently launch into Australia will make it easier for the people of NSW to get savvier with their shopping,” added Nathan.
containerdoor.com.au sells products at factory-direct prices. The company launched in Australia two months ago with the most popular purchases so far surfboards, paddleboards and BBQs.