This December, all shopaholics are thrilling as the final sale season’s coming. The crazy “Double Eleven” shopping festival is just gone, followed closely there will be a wide range of Christmas promotions, Clearance Sale, New Year Sale, Credit Card promotions and much more! Before shopping, in order to save money, reduce wasteful spending and avoid ending up with lots of things you don’t really want, here are a few suggestions to help you become a smart shopper:
Keep all the items you want in your cart, list them one by one along with the price. As long as you have a smartphone, many free apps can help you, such as Google Keep, Microsoft OneNote, Evernote, etc. If you choose online shopping, save items into the shopping cart, it is easy to compare the prices.
What you want is not always what you need. Shortlist your desires and set up a cooling off period, such as a week. Most impulsive desires decrease after this period and you would have filtered out what you don’t need. Keep in mind though that some impulses may last much longer.
Impulse shopping could potentially lead to some serious financial difficulties especially if you are purchasing too freely with your credit cards. Be sure to set a purchase quota to keep things within your means. Think it through carefully and set it as a lump sum each month or as a proportion of your pay.
Sometimes, you will see items which you may not be able to find or buy again in the future, such as collectibles or special edition products. This is when you have to be a bit more selective and maybe even consider if there is a good resale value (or investment value) before your purchase. That way, you won’t end up buying things that end up as junk.
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