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Four Questions to Ask Before You Buy into a “Bargain”


Retailers have gotten very good at tricking you into thinking you’re getting a great deal. Here are four questions you should ask yourself before you open your wallet!




Do you really need it? It can be incredibly cheap, but you would still be wasting money to buy something that is not necessary! Be sure to think about whether or not this purchase is a “need” or simply a “want”…and more importantly, if your budget can handle it!


Is it going to go bad before you have a chance to use it? That’s just money down the drain – even at a bargain price! You should always pay close attention to the expiration dates.

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Is the “sale price” really a sale? Often, the “sale price” is actually the highest the item’s ever been sold for at a particular location. If you’re motivated to get the best deal, compare the price of that same item, at different stores!


Does the bargain actually have value? Sometimes, if a bargain seems too good to be true…it is too good to be true. If your potential purchase is an item, you should look for noticeable defects or missing parts. The last thing you want is a broken purchase that can’t be returned!

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