The Seattle Times reported today, April 5, that drunken online shopping is a multi-billion dollar industry. In Washington, residents spend an estimated average of $400-$499 every year shopping online while inebriated,” the Times reported, right about the national average of $450.
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The newspaper reported that items ordered were not always what the person would have bought if sober.
Amazon is the preferred platform for buzzed buyers, used by a whopping 85 percent of them. The runners-up are eBay, with 21 percent of the tipsy market share, and Etsy, with 12 percent, according to Statista.
States with the highest spenders per tipsy buyer were Kentucky and Connecticut.
The Times reported that other tipsy shopping comes from prescription drugs. Seattle resident Anne Thayer was under the influence of Ambien one night and ended up buying 32 bags of roasted-chicken-flavored potato chips on Amazon.
What about you? Have you ever purchased something online while tipsy that you later regretted buying?