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Scots' impulse buys defy reputation

The stereotypical reputation of Scottish people as being 'careful with money' has been blown out of the water with the findings of a recent survey by Debt Advisory Centre Scotland, which looked at the spending habits of almost 3,500 UK adults, of whom more than 400 were Scottish residents. Although you might think a Scotsman - or woman - would be particularly considerate before making a purchase, the survey found 82% of people there, roughly 3.5 million people, have made a purchase in the past before realising that they regretted it for one reason or another. In 18% of cases overall, the regret stemmed from the fact that the individual later felt that they couldn't afford the amount of money they had spent - perhaps restoring the stereotypical reputation somewhat - but the high proportion of Scottish consumers who stick to their guns once they have made a purchase could still be surprising.