Drunk Online Shopping: Should Friends Let Friends Booze and Buy?

"This was during a phase where I was bidding on eBay fairly frequently, so when I got to work in the morning, I checked my account. What I wasn't expecting to see was that I had bid on five Dyson vacuum cleaners the night before!," she said. "I was shocked and really nervous. If I had won all of them, I would have been responsible for $2,000 in merchandise."

Luckily, she was outbid on all of them (and her husband bought her a Dyson for Hanukkah that year).

Liquid Courage Leads to Great Adventures?

And others say that, oddly enough, their moments of boozy buying have led to some great experiences.

After heading online after a night out, Noah, 30, from New York, said he threw down $400 at 3 a.m. to score tickets to a NASCAR race.

When he woke up, he felt no remorse.

"It's one of the most highly sought after tickets on the NASCAR circuit, not an easy one to get," he said. "When I realized that tickets were still available, I jumped at the chance."

And he said he owes it all to the alcohol.

"The whiskey definitely made me do it," he said. "I would have hemmed and hawed about the $400 for a few weeks if I was sober, and then by the time I would've worked up the nerve to buy them, the race would have probably been sold out. ... [And] it was probably the most amazing live sporting event I've ever been too."

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