Savvy Tips For the Serious Shopper

Is shopping more like a sport to you? Do you love the thrill of getting your hands on a new product? Or do you squeal with delight when your favorite store announces a sale? If so, then you need to read the tips below, to make sure you are getting the best out of your shopping experiences.

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Online Shopping

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last ten years, you’ll be quite experienced with online shopping by now. But are you using all the trick of the trade to get the best price on your purchases?

 

If you are looking at physical items like shoes or a bag, don’t be tempted by high-end designer labels that seem to be cheap. Whether they are on an official looking website or an auction site, it doesn’t matter. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is! Its very hard to tell the difference between a fake and real handbag from some online photos. In fact who’s to say the pictures are real, but the product you received isn’t?

Next, make sure that you are using your search skills to ensure that you are paying the lowest possible price for each item you are buying. Use a search engine to search for the product, rather than going straight onto the website you normally use. You will then be able to compare prices across multiple sites.

You should also always look for voucher codes when you make a purchase. At the very least it might be possible to get free delivery, or 10% off, which if you are doing a lot of online shopping, can add up over time.

International Online Shopping

Are you someone that is in love with exclusivity,  or have you fallen for a brand that you can only buy outside the US? We’ll if so, you’re probably frustrated that you can see it to buy online, but cant get it shipped to your home address. But fear not, there is a solution and its know as international parcel forwarding. This is when you pay a company to collect your parcels from an address in their country of origin. They will then ship them across to your actual residence the US. Problem solved.

Outlet Stores

As a seasoned shopper, you are probably aware of the existence of outlet stores. These are shops that sell genuine labeled items at a reduced price. The price is most often discounted because the items are factory seconds, store display models or last season’s range. This means that you can treat yourself to some high-end brands without the associated price tag.

What you probably don’t know is that it can benefit you to become familiar with when the store replenishes it stock. As you can swoop in and get an amazing bargain before they are snapped up by all the other shoppers. So, don’t be afraid to ask when the next shipment is coming in and grab yourself a bargain.

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