It’s official: Men are better shoppers
When it comes to shopping, men are more efficient than women, says a new survey. Although, women go for shopping more often, they are more likely to return home empty-handed.india Updated: Nov 27, 2009 20:48 IST
Men spend less time in the shops, adopting a SAS-style “in and out, no messing about” approach, and most of the time get what they are after. While, women spend almost seven hours a month shopping, men take just five hours.
The survey also showed that eight out of 10 females often go home with goods they had no intention of buying, however, almost a third of men say they always get their desired items.
“Women may be the ones who enjoy shopping, but this survey shows that it’s actually men who are more successful,” the Daily Express quoted a spokesman for Kodak All-in-One printers as saying.
“You are more likely to find women slowly strolling around the shops trying on various outfits before actually ­making a purchase. “And even then, it is likely they will buy a lot of other things in place of the item they were actually searching for. But thanks to a guy’s hatred of all things shopping, they are much more efficient – just going in, getting what they need and leaving,” he added.
The study of 3,000 men and women also reveals that men are ­better with cash, with 56 per cent saying they would happily wait until something they liked was in a sale.
In addition over 70 per cent of men also prefer to spend more money on quality items that will last, while women go for the cheapest item, regardless of quality.
First Published: Nov 27, 2009 20:29 IST