Am I a Shop-a-holic?

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When I have money, I cannot help but spend all or part of it.
I am often impulsive in my buying behaviour.
I sometimes feel that something inside me pushed me to go shopping.
There are times when I have a strong urge to buy.
At times, I have felt somewhat guilty after buying a product because it seemed unreasonable.
I buy things and do not show them to anybody because I don't want them to think I'm irrational in my shopping behaviour.
I often have an unexplainable urge, a sudden and spontaneous desire, to go and buy something.
As soon as I enter a shopping center or mall, I have an irresistible urge to go into a shop and buy something.
I often respond to direct mail offers.
I have often bought something I did not need while knowing that I have very little money left.
I am a spendthrift.
I have often thought, "If I had to do it over again…" and felt sorry for something I have done or said.
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Compulsive shoppers have a score of 42.2 or more

Compulsive Buying Scale developed by Giles Valence, Alain d’Astous and Louis Fortier (1988)