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Why do tFSers like to congratulate each other on their purchases?
I'm not sure if this is the appropriate spot for this, but here goes.

I've been wondering for a long time:

Why to us (as TFSers) congratulate someone when they make a purchase? I've seen dozens and dozens of posts congratulating someone when they purchase something - usually of a high monetary value? Why is that a reason to congratulate someone? Maybe I'm dense and though Iím happy for them, I think saying ďcongratulationsĒ is a bit much. Is there a rationale for it; something Iím missing?

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Maybe because it's something that the buyer really wanted or the saved up a long time for it. There is probably no one reason for it, it's just a way of being nice, I suppose.

That's why I like TFS. Unlike a lot of other forums, people are very supportive of each other and take the time to say things like congrats, thanks, have a great day and so on.

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Thanks jssy4eva!

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Well if you've ever saved up for something you love and finally gotten it then you know the feeling of accomplishment once you actually obtain the item.

Everything is subjective... and it's not for someone to judge whether something is significant enough to be congratulated for or not. Like Jessy said, tFS is a supportive community and it is, after all, a fashion forum so naturally we congratulate eachother on coveted purchases.

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Maybe because it's something that the buyer really wanted or the saved up a long time for it.
I guess that's usually my reasoning for congratulations. Or if they've won the item on eBay or something.

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cause we all live vicariously through each other's purchases :p

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Thanks ladies! I hope I didnít step on anyone's toes with the question Maybe I need to go and congratulate someone now!

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I'd congratulate anyone who was so excited about something, from an A on a school project to a new handbag. :p I think that's probably why people congratulate people with a purchase. If someone's excited about something, people are happy for them. That's the impression that I get.

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^ I completely agree. That's also why I congratulate people. But I also get the impression that TFS is a very supportive forum, so it might be why this happens here more often than on other forums perhaps

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In some cases, perhaps the reason is that we know the item is limited, so even though they paid for it, they are one of the few (and in some cases the only one) to own whatever it is There you have the reason I would say it ...

But I agree, now that you mention it, it does seem a teensy bit odd

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People don't tell me 'congratulations' when I buy something from Target, so I think it's something to do with purchasing expensive, high fashion items. I myself rarely say "congratulations" regardless of what the item is; I've found that saying "great purchase" or "nice use of your money " works just as well.

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^ But they probably would if you snagged a rare Simply Vera Wang item (like the sought-after gold skirt), or a rare Go! item, etc. Sometimes there is actual shopping skill involved, perhaps also a valid reason for congratulation :p Sometimes luck is involved as well

I remember there were several tFSers who snagged designer H&M items that were sold out immediately--I was impressed :p

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^ I see your point, and I have noticed that in the Simply Vera Wang thread on certain items. Still, I think every item purchased is a success in some form or another. But that's what sets me apart from most tFS members, I suppose!

By the way, was that gold Vera Wang skirt rare? I saw several at my local store and didn't give it a second glance.

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^ I don't know if rare is quite the right word, but I believe it was only at selected locations, and I remember several tFSers were looking for it.

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moved this to the shopping forum......

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