To “pay the price”, not necessarily monetary
To dream that you are Buying a lot of articles is a warning of coming troubles; be careful with your money matters. But if, in your dream, you are carefully considering every shilling you spend, then it is a fortunate sign.
Dreams of buying symbolize that you are taking responsibility for your life. Also, to dream of buying something can be suggesting that you have bought into an idea and are allowing yourself to be influenced. Consider what you are buying. See Shop and Retail Therapy.