Everybody loves a great discount and holidays such as Easter are known to bring the most of the greatest deals in the industry.
Lovers of discounts know well that quality of products often get compromised to serve the prices they wish for. There is a set class of quality for almost all products and when you bargain for example a trouser, you are likely to get one at the price you wish but, unfortunately, the quality is often of a lower price than you bargained. Before jumping into all those enticing promotions because you think the products cost a dollar less, take a step back and consider the following factors.
Affordable or Cheap
The product you are about to purchase could be a few shillings less without having the quality compromised and that is a great deal! The product could also be compromised quality-wise and hence the few shillings less.
There lies a thin line between affordable and cheap, go for things that are affordable since the quality is still assured, unlike cheap products, after all, it is said, cheap is expensive.
A budget-conscious mentality helps you save tons of money that can be spent on others needs or invested.
It takes a shilling to make a million and overlooking the value of the money spent simply because it is in small denomination waters down one’s financial discipline.
Impulse buying is a habit most people struggle with especially when the realization that most of what they buy at such times is not really needed and might end up in some corner gathering dust.
Those that survive on a payroll especially require a certain level of financial discipline to avoid impulse shopping at every sight of exciting deals.
A majority of the products placed on crazy discounts that are likely to excite you to draining your pockets are of products whose expiry date could be approaching and the store is avoiding making losses!
Ensure to check the expiry date and think through on whether you will have gotten value for your money by the time the expiry date nears. Expiry dates of consumable goods are especially critical as the products can be a health hazard.
For example, if purchasing a jumbo pack of baby diapers and the expiry date is in less than a month, it is only wise not to buy as the product is likely to reach expiry date before its fully used and is likely to negatively react with the baby’s skin.
Do You Really Need it?
So what if it’s a few shillings less the normal price? You do not need to own everything on discount; you only ought to own what you need in your day to day life.
Most people are excited by discounts that they totally forget about what they need and what they don’t. Buying because there is a discount is a clear show of lack of financial discipline as the product ends up stocked gathering dust while more prominent needs are only remembered when they arise and one has already spent up.
Before making a purchase, it is important to ask oneself what would happen if one did not buy the product and measure the consequences to help decide.
Majority of women are impulse buyers who will overstock handbags, shoes, and clothes simply because they were a few shillings less than they expected at the point of purchase. Tens of cheap handbags gathering dust in a closet, for example, could buy two or three great designer handbags that one is assured of quality and is most likely to use.
As you rush for the numerous discounts during the holidays, avoid financial excitement, go for quality and need not quantity because it’s cheap, check the expiry date and be budget conscious!