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window-shopping

The act of visiting stores, or looking in their windows, to see what is available without buying anything. My bank account is so sad these days that I'll only be window-shopping for a while! A: "You guys really went in that expensive boutique?" B: "Yeah, but we were only window-shopping, don't worry! We know we can't afford anything in there!"
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3B believes the visual aspect of its browser enhances the site content experience by adding the fun and serendipity of window shopping to content consumption.
Many feel that a camp fair is nothing more than "window shopping" and that it would be a violation of some rule of etiquette to ask for a commitment on the spot.
"I meet with the client to get an idea of what they're looking for and determine a budget." Next, she takes the client "window shopping." "Most of the time, they don't have the time to go to an actual store, so I make sure to stay current on what's hot in the market and in mail-order catalogs." Lastly, she hits the stores.
ICL stresses that the fridge not will not support web-based window shopping, and users will only be allowed to buy from the sites of yet-to-be-announced retailers who are in three-way partnerships with the makers.
The show, called World Window Shopping, will mix the elements of both infomercials, which convey information about and imagery of brand names, followed by a sales presentation.
If you want to catch a glimpse of celebrities on their own turf, combine stargazing with window shopping on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.
Plaza explained that Peza had begun 'window shopping' for prospective locators from Russia, China, Israel and other countries that have sophisticated defense industries.
Police say three women, thought to be Eastern European came in after "window shopping" for a while outside.
While below, our second picture, shown on the left, shows keen shoppers and their children festive window shopping at Christmas in 1920.
Window shopping in Lampeter is truly a feast for the eyes.
One explains how she can't afford spinach while another calls window shopping a "treat".
It is noticeable to mention here that inflation is big problem in Eid shopping and large number of people just come for window shopping. The beggars have also become active and are irritating the customers.
AS an often user of shopping in Castlegate, I find the seating inadequate and would respectfully request if more seats could be out in the middle isle, this could also avoid so many folk bumping into each other, by window shopping down one side then returning up the other side.
Give your home Christmas spirit fifteen Warm up for winter Check out a wide variety of fires sixteen What's hot in kitchen Why the mix and match look is in nineteen Window shopping The right time to replace old ones twentyone The right outlook Top tips on best conservatories twentytwo A season for colour Gardens can be bright in winter twentythree A moving Christmas Festive flit proves perfect for family
However, so far their search has largely been restricted to window shopping.