The holidays are coming in and the word ‘sale’ is going to be splattered all over the Metro. But before you go around, get dazzled and (maybe) get a little lost during the whole hoopla, here are 3 good sale shopping habits to practice to make sure that you don’t end up with a lot of things that you will never use and an empty wallet.
#1 Have a list and stick to it
This sign will enthrall you: “Regular Price: Php 1,000 Sale Price: Php 250!”
But before you take your wallet out to buy that sequin dress that your mind is starting to think on where to wear, make sure to check that list of things that you need to buy (either as a gift or for yourself). If it’s not on the list, then it only means you never really needed or wanted it in the first place.
#2 Buy with cash and not card
Buying sale items through cash will definitely keep your budget in check and your purchases in control. Remember, your credit card limit is not really your financial capacity to buy. It’s your financial capacity to have that much debt. Let’s not risk the situation described before this because of a lot of sale items, shall we?
#3 Is it still in good condition?
Sadly, some sale items are on sale because they have been damaged. Check it like it’s still on its regular price and see if it is still worth the buy. Your money is worth every high quality fiber, fabric, style and thread in that item!