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date: 15 December 2019

(p. 379) Compulsive Acquisition Scale

(p. 379) Compulsive Acquisition Scale

Please indicate below by circling the number corresponding to the extent to which each of these questions are true for you with “1” meaning “Not at all or Rarely” and “7” meaning “Very Much or Very Often”.

Not at All/Rarely

Very Much/Very Often

1. Do you buy things you never use?

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2. Do you buy things you don’t have the money for?

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3. Do you pick things up that other people have discarded?

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4. Do you feel compelled to buy something (for example, a good bargain) even though you could do without it?

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5. Do you feel anxious or depressed when you don’t buy something really wanted?

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6. Do you buy things to make yourself feel better?

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7. Do you feel like you absolutely have to have something you see while shopping?

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8. Do you feel distressed or upset because you have bought things you don’t need?

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9. Do you think you spend too much time shopping?

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10. Has excessive shopping resulted in financial difficulties for you?

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11. Has excessive shopping interfered with your social life or your job?

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12. Do you look through other people’s trash (for example, dumpsters) for things to bring home?

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13. Do you spend a longer time shopping than you intended?

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14. Do you feel compelled to take flyers or handouts from lectures or talks?

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15. Do you feel compelled to take free copies of magazines or newspapers when they are available?

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16. Do you buy extras of things just in case you might need them?

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17. Do you make special trips to collect things that are free or on sale?

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18. Do you regret not taking something you could have gotten for free?

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