Everybody wants to save some money when shopping. It seems, however, that anything from services to goods are expensive. Also, it seems like most of the times we don’t even get what we pay for. There are some shopping hacks that we want to share with you in order of getting the best deal for your money.
This is our list of 10 awesome shopping hacks that you can try for yourself.
1. When shopping for flowers don’t mention weddings to the florist
The prices for wedding flowers are a lot higher than those for other kinds of events.
2. Never admit guilt
If the product you bought is still under warranty, never admit you may have damaged it in some way. If you do so, your warranty may be nullified. Stand your ground and always say you don’t have a clue how the product was damaged and you may get a replacement.
3. Fix your own devices
Generally, when you turn something off and then back on, the issue will fix itself.
4. Don’t buy so many cleaning supplies
White vinegar diluted in water does about the same thing as many household cleaners. It’s an all-natural, cheaper way of cleaning your house and it also kills 99.9 percent of all germs. If you don’t like the smell of vinegar, just add a few drops of essential oil to the mix.
5. Compare the prices
Numerous retailers will price match their products. However, they will do so only if you ask them to. Mention to them that you saw the same product elsewhere with a smaller price and chances are the retailer will match that price. This works especially well when buying electronics.
6. Get the freshest fries
If you’re sick of getting cold fries just ask for your fries not to have any salt on them. The fries that have already been prepared all have salt on them so you will be served a new batch. However, if you’re in a huge line don’t do this because it is really rude.
7. Get cheaper textbooks
Textbooks, especially science ones, can cost a pretty penny and go up to $200. Instead of paying this much, buy them from other countries that speak English (such as India) for far less money.
8. Anticipate sales
Most workers in retail stores know what items will be on sale the following week. Ask them for tips and plan accordingly.
9. Become your very own IT person
If you have a problem and can’t fix it yourself try to search it on Google. There will most likely be all kinds of forums and guides that will help you as chances are that you aren’t the first one who encountered the problem. You can find anything on the Internet.
10. Time your purchases
Some services and products suffer from price changes depending on the season. Knowing about this can help you save a lot of money. For instance, mattresses tend to be a lot cheaper during spring as the sales are pretty slow in that season.
There you have it. This was our list of 10 awesome shopping hacks. Happy shopping!
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