- A feeling of anxiety or regret after making, or after promising to make, a purchase, especially a purchase encouraged by a high-pressure sales pitch.
- 1953 May 11, “Correct for Figure Faults to Avoid Buyer's Remorse”, in St. Petersburg Times, retrieved 21 October 2008, page 26:
- All too often, however, a gal comes home and buyer's remorse sets in. […] A dress looks dreamy when you try it on in the shop. But once you're standing in front of the mirror at home, something dreadful's happened.
- 2002 June 3, Wilson Rothman, “The Smart Ones”, in Time:
- In your new service contract, read the fine print of the buyer's remorse clause. Some carriers, such as VoiceStream, give you only 72 hours to decide whether to keep their service.