Sales are always exciting and enticing. But remember, they are designed to make you buy stuff you don’t need.
The main question is: which came first, the sale or the need? If you “needed” those boots for months, and finally saw them on sale – great news! However, if you decided to buy something only because it’s on sale, it might be a bad idea. Here are a few tips for wiser shopping and avoiding impulsive decisions.
- Stick to your wish list
Make a list of thing that you plan to buy and try to not go astray. Browsing around will probably lead to another vain purchase or worse – a shopping spree. After all, there is always the next sale.
- Check the return policy
It may seem like a no-brainer, but in the heat of the moment we miss out on technicalities, and discounted items tend to come with a surprise.
- You only need one
Even the best deal in the world doesn’t mean that you should grab every size and color. One is more than enough for now, unless you are supplying a village.
Chances are, you don’t need more stuff then you already have. And yet, it takes a lot of willpower to say no to a sale. Why don’t you try next time you see one?