The Role of Price in the Behavior and Purchase Decisions of Compulsive Buyers

Monika Kukar-Kinney, Nancy M. Ridgway, Kent Bourdon Monroe

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Abstract

The present research examines the relationship between consumers' tendencies to buy compulsively and their response to price based on a survey of customers of an Internet clothing retailer. The research findings suggest that compulsive buyers possess greater knowledge of store prices and are more brand conscious and prestige sensitive in comparison with non-compulsive buyers. Moreover, compulsive buyers derive greater transaction value from price promotions and are more price conscious and sale prone than non-compulsive buyers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-71
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Retailing
Volume88
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012

Keywords

  • Brand preferences
  • Compulsive buying
  • Price consciousness
  • Price knowledge
  • Purchase behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Marketing

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