Sale! This is one word that attracts a shopaholic. But mindless shopping can lead to wastage of money and time. Here are 7 tips for shopaholics to make sensible purchase from sale products.
Make a list of questions
This can be called as making-up-your-maid part. Ask yourself certain questions like what is needed for the house, or for your husband or the kids. It might also be one of your needs but that comes later.
Make a budget
Sale items are cheaper but the shopping frenzy might lead to more expenditure than what was planned. This practice leaves you with less money for last for even a month. So, it is wise enough to make a budget and stick to it.
Do not take children
Children easily get attracted to things that are displayed in shops and stores. Most of them nag and sometimes become adamant to get something which might not of much use for the household. This way your money flows out for stuff of less use.
Stash the receipts
Sale products are cheap and so you also run the risk of getting damaged goods. In case you get one and need to go for an exchange, the receipts will come handy.
Make the online purchase
There are many shopping sites that provide attractive sales. Though you might have to pay for the delivery charges, the purchase helps you save time, money and energy.
Even if you are out shopping sale products it would be wise to compare the prices of the same product in three or four shops. You might get the best bargain this way. So, the mantra is ‘browse for the best’.
Don’t get lured
There are several unplanned purchases made during sale. These are mostly the result of being lured by glossy and attractive items. After the purchase you might discover that you already have a similar item lying neglected at home.