consumo de futilidades

English translation: consumption/purchase of trivial things/bric-a-brac/knickknacks

Portuguese term or phrase:consumo de futilidades
English translation:consumption/purchase of trivial things/bric-a-brac/knickknacks
Entered by: Aoife Ní Chinnéide

07:46 Oct 19, 2012
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Retail
Portuguese term or phrase: consumo de futilidades
This appears in a text on negotiation in retailing:
"A negociação tem um contexto histórico com o varejo desde o seu surgimento até os dias atuais.
Em uma análise histórica encontramos desde Sócrates (filósofo grego que pregava em feiras livres contra o consumo de futilidades e o uso da barganha no momento de compra), passando pela Índia onde as especiarias eram o desejo de consumo da burguesia européia.
Até hoje o povo Indiano é culturalmente conhecido como dotado de ótimos negociadores".
Any sensible suggestions would be great, many thanks in advance :)
Aoife Ní Chinnéide
Local time: 16:49
consumption/purchase of trivial things/bric-a-brac/knickknacks
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Luciano Eduardo de Oliveira
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4 +2consumption/purchase of trivial things/bric-a-brac/knickknacks
Luciano Eduardo de Oliveira
3impulse buying
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consumption/purchase of trivial things/bric-a-brac/knickknacks


Luciano Eduardo de Oliveira
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Many thanks :)
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Asker: Thanks for your help :)

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agree  Marlene Curtis
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impulse buying

Doesn't exactly capture the feeling of 'futilidades' but might work.

Two studies focused on impulsive purchase experiences. Feelings, considerations and ratings of purchase impulsiveness were measured with respect to a recent purchase by means of interviews immediately after the purchase in the shopping environment (Study 1) and through shopping diaries (Study 2). Feelings and considerations were measured by open-ended questions, which yielded a wide range of responses in each category.

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