Insane Hacks of Saving Money While Shopping
We all know those lame quotes about how money cannot buy happiness.
We all know those millionaire quotes that money can buy everything that can make us happy, and perhaps those who think that money cannot buy happiness, never went shopping.
The biggest problem with shopping is that you never have enough of it. However, you can always have more than enough if you know how to save more money on shopping to buy more items.
It is all about a products to greens ratio; you can harvest more products if you save more greens on your shopping.
In this guide I’m going to show you some insane hacks of saving money on shopping online as well as physically.
So all of you shopping ninjas, roll up your sleeves and get ready!
Be Social with Seller
This trick works for physical buying as well as online shopping. Vendors’ ideal customers are those who pick a product on whim and immediately give them the credit card to pay for the product.
The kind of people who get a discount are always those who are social and who can wait. You need to talk and argue, even nag the seller to bring them to a point where they give you a discount instead of losing you straight away.
While this trick is not very successful in online shopping, out of personal experience I can tell you that it works on AliExpress.
While Amazon sellers won’t listen to you, on AliExpress you can always talk to the seller and amazingly they give you a discount if you buy a big quantity or a single expensive item.
Keep Items in Cart
Cart abandonment rate is the biggest nightmare of online sellers. What is the cart abandonment rate?
Well, it is the ratio of the items that are chosen by the customers, but abandoned in the cart.
Depending on the nature of the website (Amazon/AliExpress or small scale vendors) they can notice who has left the products in the cart. Some websites allow guest buyers to do so and some require an account to add items to cart.
Whatever it may be, to see that an item is in the cart for a long time is painful. How can you take advantage of this situation?
Contact the seller (DM or Chat), make some excuse regarding money and tell them that you still want to buy the product, but the price is too high for you. They will move the mountains to make sure that you buy the product.
Register for Email Newsletters
The email newsletters are a common practice among online services and products selling websites.
Through these not only they get the phone numbers and email addresses of the customers (for marketing), but they keep the customers updated about the upcoming products.
These newsletters also let you know whenever a discount or sale on particular products is available. You can then immediately avail the opportunity and save money on the same items that you will otherwise buy at actual rate.
Buy on End of a Season
If you’ve been keen to notice how and when big brands announce a sale or discount, it is mostly at the end of a season.
For example, we know that while you read this, Summer is knocking on our doors. It is the time that brands will announce their end of Winter sales.
And around the end of Summer there is an end of Summer sale. So, instead of buy warm clothes when it is December, buy them in End of Winter sales and save roughly 50%.
It is because sale or discount is how a vendor gets rid of existing stock and brings in the new one.
Take a good look at your local + international calendar. You will notice that there are a few big local and international holidays that are normally associated with shopping.
For example, Black Friday is when all big brands announce big mouth watering discounts and sales.
Shop on those days especially if you want to buy something when those days are near. Wait for a while and then enjoy the ripe fruit of waiting.
Vouchers and Deals
There is this whole orgasm of affiliate commission thing on the internet. Why should you care?
Well, they work for you in a way that benefits them as well. How? Here is how.
Big companies and stores announce special deals and vouchers and coupons only to get customers like you.
You can either look for those websites on the internet or go to www.walletcrashers.com and find out the best voucher and deals for your favorite online store.
This will help you save from $10 to as much as 70% on the total amount of a product.
Only Bring the Needful Cash with You
When you go shopping, make sure that you make a list of the items that you want to buy and only bring the needful cash with you.
You cannot spend the money that you do not have with you. This will keep you from extravagant spending and thus you will save money.
Buy Discount Cards
There are some companies that sell discount cards. Either those cards cover only the brands related to a particular type e.g. food brands, kids clothing brands, men shoes etc., or they cover famous brands that sell different products.
In case you are a habitual shopaholic, you should acquire one of those cards. Search for the best one – based on pricing, brands and niche etc.
While market research is a different thing, this phrase applies to door to door “probing” to get a better rate.
All you have to do is go to a mall where you can buy the item that you’ve been saving for. Now go to one shop and then to another and then to another, compare the rates and the quality, and they buy from a shop that offers the same thing for lesser value.
These are some insane hacks that will help you save more money on your shopping – money that you can use on your next shopping spree.
Use these methods and write back to us to let us know how much money you saved using these hacks and tricks.