Sales vs. Savings

Youlen By Youlen, 20th Jan 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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It's sales time - again! And every year with a same question: whether you should be excited or not? How to achieve double pleasure without spending all of your budget in one day? Follow these quick steps and advice.

Tips and tricks

Tip number 1: Have a plan
At least a week before the sales, take a look at your wardrobe. Oh you got a pair of jeans which are still with the price tag on? You had a box under the stairs with the "most needed" shoes from the previous sales? Take a deep breath and start writing down what is really important for a refreshed wardrobe and start appreciating your budget.

Tip number 2: Is there a real 70% OFF?
Do you shop only on sales? Have you ever asked yourself whether those are the real prices? Go on a quick walk before the sales through the mall. Remember (or write down) the prices of the things which are the most needed to you for the upcoming season and you can never be fooled.This cozy sweater was 50$ before the sales, and now is only 35$? Where are the real sales?

Tip number 3: Season essentials
You need an anorak and leather boots for this season? Or swimwear in summer? Great, these are things which should be bought in switched seasons. You needed a pair of boots but you were too busy buying swimming suits at the end of August. You should remember that winter clothes are always more expensive than usual and if you don't want your budget to be hurt you should buy them on spring/summer/final clearance sales. You may not need an anorak in April, but your budget will be thankful for that decision in November.

Tip number 4: Quality vs. Quantity
Last but not least: choose quality over quantity. Sales are not supposed to increase your tone of clothes and low your budget. Do not buy another pair of jeans or t-shirt just because they were too cheap and you couldn't resist. Buy something you really need: but stay true to yourself and don't let the price tag to define what to buy or not. Cheap things can also be resistible and doesn't mean that you must have them because of their price.

Happy sales!


50Off, Budget, Possibilities, Sales, Savings, Shopping

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Current status: student of E-Business department, Faculty of Econimics. Full-time fashion lover. Book addict. Shy with inner shine.

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author avatar GenkiWorld
20th Jan 2015 (#)

you bring up very balid points, i think that way people can indeed be happy with enjoying the sales nd the good deals with out going broke.

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author avatar Youlen
20th Jan 2015 (#)

I am glad that we share the same opinion: you can enjoy sales without been broke if you focus only on the things you really need.

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author avatar whatistheworld
21st Jan 2015 (#)

You're worthy of a student of e-commerce. This is a very good practical article. I like this style of writing.Yes,it is lovely.

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author avatar vpaulose
21st Jan 2015 (#)

God post. Hope for more.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
21st Jan 2015 (#)

We should know what we want and when. We can all go overboard. Think before we leap is a good guide, thanks Youlen - siva

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author avatar Shamarie
21st Jan 2015 (#)

Good article, Youlen, and very helpful! Thanks for sharing!

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author avatar Harris Mungai
22nd Jan 2015 (#)

Buy now or cry later,indeed those are magical words...Lol
Good article Youlen,keep up.

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
27th Jan 2015 (#)

Great start and a great tip! Keep crackin our nuts Youlen!

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author avatar snerfu
6th Apr 2015 (#)

Yes, I agree with the quantity and quality thing. But one week to get ready seems tooooo long a time. Where are we going anyway?

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