People always purchase the commodity they need and want. Marketers are clever that they can persuade us to impulsively buy things that we do not want or need. Be a wise shopper to indulge yourself on both your needs and wants. To get most of your money and prevent an imprudent purchase, we have some tips to help you out!
Have a control of yourself, low self-monitors and high self-monitors are two kinds of shoppers. Do not be a high self-monitored shopper who decides on the social feedback just to fit in, be a low self-monitored shopper who is more concern of their preference. You have to decide upon your needs than your wants, get hold of your shopping temperament to make a smart purchase. It will be easier if you have a list of everything you have to buy for the month.
Shop around, do not be deceived by the reference price! It is not new that shoppers have an expected retailer price, but be aware that products have a price difference from one store to another. My advice? Check out the prices of the products from different stores to compare them.
Avoid impulsive buying. Before making a purchase, think. We all know that shopping can be self-rewarding at times but you have to stick to your budget. You can also ask for sale adjustments, some establishments go on sale next days or weeks. Do not purchase something because it is on sale.
Sale and sale advertisement can seduce you. Think before purchasing a product because of the freebies it offers. Freebies, vouchers, special offers, and other deals are intended by the clever marketers to invite you to spend more. Do not fall for the “free” tags, a zero price tag can be more costly.
Save the receipt. Products have a warranty and return policies. Check the length and time of the warranty and what it covers.
There are times when your budget is really tight and you really need something, buying is not the only way to obtain the thing you need at the moment. Make the store your last option, look for someone who sells it at a lower price or learn to barter, or look for a substitute for that item.
Have a conscious and well-informed decision in shopping, although there are times we opt for convenience and we make decisions that may cost us than we expected at least we have the habit of considering the purchase more carefully.