Is there anyone who wouldn’t like a good deal? I think not. Luckily, if you play your cards right, you can use the internet to dodge retail prices and save as much as 10%, 20% or even 50% off your purchases. Curious to find out how to never pay the full price for anything in your life ever again? Then check out our list of useful tips and start shopping smartly from now on.
Ask for a lower price
Is it really that simple? Turns out it is. If you want to obtain a better deal, just ask if there are any discounts available. Store employees can tell you all about them, if any.
In case you’re doing your shopping online, you can still find out about lower prices and deals via the chat feature provided by most retailers on their websites. One Reddit user said this method helped him save 45 dollars off a laptop that was already 300 dollars off. As the saying goes, ‘if you don’t ask, you don’t get’.
Compare prices and check for price matches
The fastest and easiest way to compare prices is with the help of your phone. Turns out you can use it for other things as well, not only to take selfies. This method applies even if you want to shop in a brick-and-mortar store.
Start with the traditional price comparison and check the prices other retailers have for the items you intend to buy. Then, find out if the store you are already in offers a price-match policy. Some retailers match the prices on their online stores, which are sometimes lower. You might be able to find prices that are much better than those on Amazon. speaking of which, check out these 9 Worst Items to Purchase on Amazon.