Smart Moves to Save Money while on an Online Shopping Spree…
Who doesn’t wish to splurge on a shopping spree especially when you stand a chance at saving some dough while fulfilling your shopping fantasies? With a few tricks up your sleeve you’ll be the perfect shopper who splurges on the shopping list but still have it under control when it comes to budgeting.
Online shopping itself is a reason to enjoy a shopping spree as there are ongoing deals and discounts almost all the times but you can still save some more if you know how and what to do.
Plan it out
The first step of enjoying a shopping spree is to plan it out. It might seem boring in theory but when it comes to the practical aspect of saving money it actually works quite well. This sensible move would enhance your shopping experience as you’ll learn how to get more for your money.
Wait for Online sales
Web stores across the web keep offering discounts and deals on some thing or other. Rather than shopping left, right, center wait for the right time and then get going with booming the economy.
Enjoy the experience
Going on a shopping spree is like a therapy that every person should enjoy once in a while as it gives a sense of rejuvenation and when you get to save some money on it the enjoyment gets double fold.
Work on the tips and tricks to save while you enjoy the shopping spree at its best.
- Make a list
Start with a list of things you require now and of those that can be bought later. Concentrate on the products that you actually need and can afford them without breaking your bank. Do remember that some products would be so tempting that you would want them first no matter required or not. You can keep them aside in the ‘Wishlist’ or ‘Cart’ and think about it later when you are done with the actual shopping.
- E-Store search
Subscribe to the web stores you enjoy shopping from so whenever there’s a possible sale you get notified. This not only saves your resources but also keeps you posted on what new is in store for you. If possible do a recky of the stuff you wish to purchase so when it comes on sale you are ready to go for it.
- Beginning or End of sale
It totally depends on you when you wish to shop. Some people like to shop just as the sale begins so they don’t lose out on good stuff while some wait for the end of sale hoping the price would come down further. It might happen or it might not so take your pick but before doing that find out the policy of the store so you don’t lose out on either the good stuff or the further decreased prices.
- Beware of the ‘Upto %’
Most stores advertise their sale event in big bold letters but the tricky part of the ‘Up to’ is in small letters while the percentage reduction for example ‘50%’ would again be in bold letters. Don’t get your hopes high as there might be only a few things that would have the full 50% reduction the rest would start from a 10% and go on.
- Is the product worth
Ask yourself this question before putting any item in your shopping cart. Check out the price of the item before discount and after it and then ask yourself that would you be paying full price on this item. If it’s a no then think again is this really what you require.
Do remember we are trying to enjoy and save both at the same time while shopping online.
- Know your consumer rights
Whether on sale or not goods need to be of satisfactory quality and should appear as described. The products that are not of good quality, damaged, faulty or dented should be specifically marked so the consumer knows what they are getting in to. If they are already marked faulty then you are not entitled to any refund but if you think you are being cheated then your consumer rights still apply no matter the products are on sale.
- Save resources online
Shopping online starts with saving your resources be it time, energy or money. You can shop anytime without even stepping out in the bad traffic or bumping in to people while waiting for your turn for choosing or billing.