Save Time With Smart Shopping

“The average person uses time to buy money. The rich uses money to buy time.”

Save Time With Smart Shopping

Don’t you agree that time is money? Most people would spend their lives earning money, in essence exchanging their time for money. But, how can you save some time, with smart shopping?

In these times, work schedules, family and social commitments, and ordinary errands seem to occupy every minute of our week. Fortunately, we live in a time where there are numerous shopping options that let us purchase exactly what we need in a very time-efficient manner.

Mail Order

One of the best ways to purchase what you need is by mail order. Nearly every store has a companion catalog that sells most of the goods available in the store. Clothes, household furnishings, specialty foods and drinks, and gardening supplies are just a few of the things that you can order over the phone and have them shipped directly to the door, eliminating several weekend errands.

While mail order has been around for a long time, the Internet phenomenon has exploded during the last five years or so. There’s very little that you can’t order on the Internet. Books, CDs, clothes, household and kitchen furnishings, and pet food are just a few of the items that can be purchased online.

Both shopping venues can save you money because you may not have to pay sales taxes, depending on what state you live in. If you purchase a minimum … Read More

Tips For Smart Shopping

Shopping is merely a necessity to some people whereas it is a distinct pleasure to some others. It has been generally agreed that women tend to be more addicted to the ‘sins’ of shopping than men. However, in recent times, with the advent of the retail boom, this particular tenet seems to have been diluted, if not completely negated. The equation now exists between the buyer and the bazaar, the seller manoeuvring unobtrusively from somewhere behind. From simple grocery shopping, to selecting garments and accessories to items that require more deliberation and discernment, retail is here to stay.

It is easy to be distracted and confused by the all too tempting gallery of options that shopping presents today. And frankly, with the wide array of brands available for every single thing that the customer wants to buy, ‘display’ is also the most convenient means of comparing the merits of products. So, in order to use the benefits of retail to our advantage, it is better to keep a few things in mind.

  • Make a list of things you want to buy and try to stick to it. It helps to control impulsive buying to a large extent.
  • Check the product thoroughly for defects if any. Check the date of expiry if applicable. Do not compromise on the quality of the product at any cost.
  • Try not to be too rigid while stopping. There cannot be anything, which is so indispensable. It is good to be brand loyal but
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