(Greek: sell, for sale; by extension, buy, purchase, pay for, invest money into)
This example of oniochalasia was presented in Google Images.
Additional terms for oniointernet buying include: e-web-store, e-shop, e-store, internet shop, web-shop, web-store, online store, online storefront and virtual store.2. Where financial transactions that take place instead of going directly to the institutions where the money is stored: As a result of oniointernets, some banks are dismissing their clerks because so many people are not going to them for services since it is more convenient to use the oniointernets.
This is just one example of buying on the oniointernet which was presented in Google Images.
2. A compulsive buying disorder (CBD) or a spending spree: Oniomania is characterized by an obsession with a shopping and buying behavior that causes adverse consequences.
Oniomania is not limited to people who spend beyond their means; it also involves people who spend an abnormal amount of time shopping or who chronically think about buying things but never actually purchase them.
The consequences of oniomania can be devastating with marriages, long-term relationships, and jobs.
The resulting stress caused by oniomanias can lead to physical health and mental problems and ruined relationships, or even suicide.
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The characteristics of oniomaniacs and their shopping disorders include:
- A preoccupation with shopping for unneeded items.
- Spending a great deal of time doing research on desired items and/or shopping for unneeded items.
- Financial difficulties because of uncontrolled shopping.
- Problems at work, school or home because of uncontrolled shopping.
Research has shown that the shopping behaviors of oniomaniacs are often accompanied by depression, anxiety and other negative emotions.
Common articles purchased by an oniomaniac include clothes, shoes, jewelry and household items; such as, containers, dishes, etc., with many oniomaniacs being unable to resist items; especially, when they are on sale.
Most oniomaniacs prefer to shop alone or online rather than having potential embarrassments by shopping with someone else.2. Etymology: from Greek onios, "for sale" and mania, "a craze"; from the Greek via Latin, "madness".
The following cartoon helps to understand what an oniomaniac is even though it is referring to oniomania.