Archive for the ‘Shopping’ Category

Sales and bargains come and go, but when it comes to certain purchases, you can almost always get away with paying less than retail. If you’re looking to save some money (who isn’t?), then never pay full price for the following: Cars All sorts of purchases are negotiable, and when it comes to cars, haggling […]

Shopping for used items is a great way to save money when it comes to certain products, especially for things that are in like-new condition and are a fraction of the cost. Although you might want to opt for new when it comes to certain purchases—for example, expensive purchases that have non-transferable warranties—there are other […]

   Did you make a New Year’s resolution to exercise more? Whether you’re looking to build or expand a home gym, exercise equipment can be expensive, but there are ways to cut down on these costs. Don’t wait If you’re looking to purchase some exercise equipment, don’t put it off. According to Consumer Reports, January […]

You’re shopping for a specific product and you find it a nearby retailer, but you remember seeing it advertised or being sold online by a competitor for a lower price. Sometimes, you’ll have just two options: just pay the higher price tag so that you can buy the item and be done with it, or […]

Coupons are a terrific way to cut the costs of various products—and they can especially save you a lot of money on your grocery shopping. But coupon clipping can be a time consuming process, and many people don’t have the time needed to find coupons for their favorite products. This doesn’t mean you have to […]

An open box item (not to be confused with a refurbished item) is a product, often an electronic, that is being resold after another customer returned it. Because they’re previously owned, these products are often steeply discounted. They are usually gently used—sometimes they were never used at all. As such, open box items are usually […]

While some retailers might have set prices that are not up for negotiation, a lot of sticker prices are not final prices. While this will certainly depend on where you’re shopping and what you’re buying, you may be able to haggle your way to a better price. Next time you’re making a large purchase and […]

While some retailers might have set prices that are not up for negotiation, a lot of sticker prices are not final prices. While this will certainly depend on where you’re shopping and what you’re buying, you may be able to haggle your way to a better price. Next time you’re making a large purchase and […]

From cars to pricy electronics, expensive purchases often come with the option to buy added protection through an extended warranty. But is this extra protection worth the extra cost, or is it a waste of money? While an extended warranty may end up paying off, more often than not, you may just want to skip […]

Do you enjoy shopping at neighborhood garage sales, or have you ever thought about trying one for the first time? Garage sales can give you the opportunity to find items that are steeply discounted, or unique items that would otherwise be hard to find. And if someone in your neighborhood is having a moving sale, […]