I have not yet come across anyone who does not like a bargain. A bargain puts a spring in our step, a smile on our face and keeps money in our pockets! If sales are not enough to quench your thirst, here are some ways to bag bargains both online and offline.
Bag a Bargain Online
Bagging a bargain online is easier as all the information you need is right in front of you, you just have to find it.
My first tip is to do your research and understand product prices and competitor prices. Ensure you know what you get for your money- do the products come with a guarantee? What are the postage costs? Do you get anything extra from one retailer that you wouldn’t from another?
Don’t just stick to the sites you know- shop around and search for the discount, try sites you haven’t visited or seen before. Sometimes another site will be able to give a better price. However, ensure these sites are safeguarded before you put in your card details. Ultimately if you don’t feel comfortable buying from the site, do not.
Check out voucher code sites. Voucher code sites have discounts for designer and high street brands. It is their sole purpose to search out the best discounts on offer for you, so use them. Search for the product you’re looking for and see what you can get from the sites. Keep checking voucher code sites- new vouchers are added everyday.
Ensure you know the full price of the product and the postage. Sometimes brands will make the discount given back through postage fees. Also be wary of overseas postage costs.
Bag a Bargain Offline
Again, do your research and understand the company and the prices its competitors are offering. If possible, print these prices off and take them in with you. This way you have evidence to support you, you’re not just asking for money off, you’re stealing bargains!
Don’t act desperate. If you tell the sales person your freezer’s broken, they know you need to buy a new one today. Instead, be interested but not overly enthusiastic- keep your cool and keep your bargain!
Before you go in, decide what your bargain price will be, what a good price will be and what a walk away price will be. Try to negotiate for your bargains price, if needs be drop to your good price, but don’t accept your walk away price, it’s just that- a walk away price.
Justify to yourself and the sales person why you deserve bargains. Believe why you deserve bargains, and then convince the sales person you deserve bargains.
Know what bargains you can negotiate for- don’t have unrealistic expectations of bargains. Asking for money off is a bargain, asking for something at a quarter of the price is just unrealistic.
Don’t push too far. Read the person you’re negotiating with and don’t have a full blown argument with the sales person.
Timing is everything. Read the person you’re negotiating with and time your bargains request perfectly. Stay calm and cool. Remember to be interested but not desperate.
Be careful of restaurants, there is only so much they can do to give you bargains. You could also receive bad services.
Use your right to complain. If you’ve had a bad service say so, don’t accept it as the norm.
Getting a bargain online is a lot easier than offline, as there are plenty of sites doing the hard work for you. However, following these simple tips will ensure you find a good bargain and save yourself some money!