Great Job, Internet!: Read This: Inside the strange, expensive world of QVC addiction

For many, QVC is just another shop-from-home basic cable network, an outmoded Amazon ancestor where retired ladies can buy overpriced teddy bears and cubic zirconia earrings. But for a certain segment of the populace, QVC can become a costly and time-consuming habit. Elaheh Nozari recently investigated the world of QVC addicts, and she turned her findings into a darkly fascinating article for The Kernel. The channel becomes an integral part of the lives of some viewers, largely because it offers a friendly, personal shopping experience with an element of quasi-meaningful human interaction that the faceless, automated Amazon lacks. Addiction, it turns out, is part of QVC’s business model, as the overwhelming majority of sales come from repeat customers.

While Nozari spoke a psychologist and interviewed actual home-shopping junkies in pursuit of this story, the main focus of the article is a Facebook group specifically dedicated to QVC Addicts. Despite …

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