Monday, February 23, 2009
How to Choose Between Experiential and Material Purchases
That's a pretty cryptic title, but I think anyone could find something fascinating in the PsyBlog article I came across the other day. Turns out that buying experiences make us happier than buying stuff. I had read about that before, and it certainly rings true to me. The kicker in this article is that they've also studied what happens when purchases go bad (both experiences and stuff) -- turns out that people have more buyer's remorse over bad experiences than bad stuff, and goes into some of the reasons.