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Poland has the highest shopping IQ


Lukasz 49 | 1,746  
28 Sep 2008 /  #1
I consider it as result of communist past and still low wages but it is nice to be on the top.

visaeurope.com/pressandmedia/newsreleases/press264_pressreleases.jsp

Poland, the winning nation, has the highest shopping IQ, where shoppers rarely spend impulsively and are particularly open to alternative brands

4. The Shopping IQ ranking of the nine European countries in the study is as follows:
1)Poland
2) France
3) The Czech Republic
4) Germany
5) Sweden
6) Hungary
7) Spain
8) Italy
9) UK
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
28 Sep 2008 /  #2
Shopping IQ, this is not one of ur better topics to promote Poland £ukasz. Poles don't splash out as much because they have learned to be more selective in their purchases. They don't have as much disposable income. Life isn't exactly cheap here in comparison to salaries. I mean, when u take into consideration all the little costs that u incur along the way.

Shopping IQ, what a nonsense!! Marketing BS
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
29 Sep 2008 /  #3
Shopping IQ, what a nonsense!! Marketing BS

Ohh yeaaahhhhh? You just say that 'cause UK barely made it to top 10!

We win and YOU loose! nananananana ;)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
29 Sep 2008 /  #4
Loose? I'm wearing a belt ;) My sexual habits, sorry, not loose either :)

I honestly couldn't care less about the shopping habits of those from the UK. I'd rather watch paint dry quite frankly.

I'd prefer to focus on sth meaningful
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
29 Sep 2008 /  #5
I'd prefer to focus on sth meaningful

Me too.

It's the first time I hear about "shopping IQ". It sounds silly. It's good that we are good at it. :)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
29 Sep 2008 /  #6
Yeah, I'm glad that Poland came top. It shows that people make responsible purchases and are aware that their spending power is somewhat more limited. I like the attitude amongst many that only the staples are necessary and that there is no need to flash the cash too often.
joepilsudski 26 | 1,389  
29 Sep 2008 /  #7
SHOPPING IQ

Does this mean Poles are discriminating shoppers when they buy Ogurki?...Her's a 'discriminating Pole ' with a 'high shopper IQ' who did her research and is now enjoying top notch pizza: She is from the Krakow area.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
29 Sep 2008 /  #8
Ogórki. Oh, they have the highest IQ when it comes to pickles
miranda  
29 Sep 2008 /  #9
LOL
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
29 Sep 2008 /  #10
My mum was amazed at just how often my GF ate pickles. Round the clock pickle munching. That was the first thing on the shopping list. Much cheaper here tho, u can pick up a big jar for 3.50zł
OP Lukasz 49 | 1,746  
29 Sep 2008 /  #11
senese of humour is measure of IQ as well
joepilsudski 26 | 1,389  
29 Sep 2008 /  #12
This is 'new Pole' Su Yi Wolczak getting ready to enjoy real Polish ogurki after a hard day at work.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
29 Sep 2008 /  #13
Is this Gary Sinise of humour or just sense of humour?

Poles are so hard to measure on this one. Poles tend to have this polarity, more visible in the transition from autumn/fall into winter. Some have GSOH and others diabolical
EraAtlantia 2 | 106  
29 Sep 2008 /  #14
i take it a pole made this "IQ" test, granted that real IQ tests dont prove a huge amount i wonder how much validity can be placed on this one other than poles have had to be cautious when spending hence more practical sense when choosing caviar de sioux or their local fish, its a tricky choice..
southern 75 | 7,096  
29 Sep 2008 /  #15
She is from the Krakow area.

I like her IQ.
OP Lukasz 49 | 1,746  
29 Sep 2008 /  #17
This topic wasn't created to suggest that somebody is smarter. ;) don't take it so serious.

Just information.
loco polaco 3 | 353  
29 Sep 2008 /  #18
Poland, the winning nation, has the highest shopping IQ, where shoppers rarely spend impulsively and are particularly open to alternative brands

it's called being cheap.
Romek - | 8  
4 Oct 2008 /  #19
Poland always on the podium.

Next table:
McCoy 27 | 1,275  
4 Oct 2008 /  #20
today i bought the camel cigarettes for 8,60 pln. my shopping iq is very f-ing low :( i have to quit smoking.
Wroclaw Boy  
4 Oct 2008 /  #21
Shopping IQ what a joke. Poles just dont have the cash plain and simple.
Romek - | 8  
4 Oct 2008 /  #22
My table isn't about shopping. It has been made by British scientists.
Clara 1 | 17  
5 Oct 2008 /  #23
I have 142 IQ I'm half Polish ^^
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
5 Oct 2008 /  #24
WB is right, u can't spend what u don't have. Unless u r on wads of credit. It's like calling Scots stingy when we are just thrifty, u can always turn it on its head.
Siegfried 1 | 100  
6 Oct 2008 /  #25
oh, come on.
don't make me laugh!

poles don't have money... do you know why in every polish magazine in uk there is so many bank adverts?

because poles DO save.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
6 Oct 2008 /  #26
Siegfriend, some Poles have a lot, some don't, like anywhere. But generally they have less. Bank adverts will be there regardless, people fall into the credit and borrowing trap too easily. Set a sprat to catch a makerel and all that.

U r right tho, Poles save for a rainy day (for the black hour in Polish).
Clara 1 | 17  
6 Oct 2008 /  #27
Brain needs training somebody who doesn't train brain will never reach certain level.
Kormoran - | 1  
6 Oct 2008 /  #28
It has something to do with Enigma and our mathematicians
David_18 68 | 982  
6 Oct 2008 /  #29
Im a pole and i have the worst shopping IQ. I often regret that i bought some expensive Ralph & Lauren shirt when i could buy a nice Espirit shirt for the same price.
Clara 1 | 17  
6 Oct 2008 /  #30
It has something to do with Enigma and our mathematicians

Famous school between wars ;) Maybe.

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