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.
With the economy as it is, it’s not unusual to be more selective on what you buy. Retailers are pushing sales right and left to boost their revenue and to get you to buy something, even to the point of lowering their prices for some sweet deals. This kind of buyers market makes it easier to shop.
With a list of clothes and accessories handy, take note of retailers’ sales, both online and offline. Subscribe to RSS feeds, emails or other engagements from retailers to get their sale notices. When you’re out and about, wandering around the mall, take note of which stores are having their sales and when they end. Typically, you can find better deals at the tail end of their sale, but at the cost of finding the right size (especially for the average person).
** NOTE ** Don’t just give out your email address or any contact information just because. Be aware that, even in submitting your email address to other companies, it can be sold or given to their associate companies to do more targeted marketing of their products.