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What Credit Card? Bill My Parents.

Parents, beware. The ecommerce evil shopping geniuses have found another way for your tweens and teens to beg for money to assuage their clothing habits. Now, instead of asking for the credit card or dragging mom to the mall, websites are adding a “Bill to Parents” option. Your kids can shop away, add their desired treasures to a virtual shopping cart, and then send the lot over to the rents for approval and purchase. Whether mom and dad choose to plop down their credit card for their children’s choices is up to them, so all control’s not lost, but there is a small surcharge for the service. Already sites like PacSun and Amazon have added the option to their site, meaning Abercrombie & Fitch and American Eagle aren’t too far behind. On one hand, it’s a safe way for kids to shop online, but on the other hand, it’s certainly adding to the consumerism and entitled-ness of today’s youth. Whatever, I wonder how I can convince my parents … [Refinery 29]

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