Many things irk me about how people buy things nowadays. With many tools, tips, and various places of information ready for consumers to use, we as consumers should be savvier, more knowledgeable, calculated, and better spenders in our “consumption” of goods. Nevertheless, we often buy things that we end up being frustrated about, returning, or otherwise because we don’t take the time to do what we should do before we buy: and that is to do our due diligence in researching what we want to buy before we buy it.
In buying clothes, there is no shame in comparing prices all across the board. In this unforgiving economy, you most certainly have to price shop for what you want. No need to be keeping up with the Joneses when those cats are selling off their yachts and mansions.
So, to get a good price for whatever it is you want to get, do yourself a favor and shop around for sales. Here are some tips to get you started:
- Find out what you want first and prioritize your list. If jeans matter more to you than tops, then use that first. NOTE: This is only to get you started. Once you start shopping, you may find great sales for a few of the items in your list.
- Make a list of places where you know you can find your stuff. For example, if you’re looking for jeans at affordable prices, you may want to visit Macy’s, Kohl’s, Dillard’s, Mervyn’s, Ross, Urban Outfitters, Old Navy/Gap, etc.