Friday, March 07, 2008

Plan your shopping strategy

Shopping for Christmas has always been a big headache for me. It’s not just the food that you need to think about. You need to consider about the Christmas presents and the new clothes to wear for the season festivals. Basically you’re shopping for almost everything that is available in the store. That means you will be spending a lot of money. If you don’t plan carefully, then it is more likely that you’ll be spending over your budget.

For the food and clothes, I have to get it directly from the stores. I need to make sure that the food is fresh and try out the clothes to make sure that it fits. Other things like books, toys, electrical equipments, furniture and office appliances can be purchase online. I can just check out black Friday ads online regarding the price and offer. Placed the order online and having them to send it to my house. Especially if you’re buying things like television, stereo or things that comes in big size, you’ll save a lot of energy carry it to the back of your trunk and drive them back. But the best part is that you don’t have to beat the crowd to do it.

Another method to help you shop better and safer online is check out the actual goods before placing the order. As you can see that the stores listed in black Friday ads are Wal-Mart, office depot, circuit city, best buy, staples and many more. I’m sure that you already know what you want to buy long before the holiday season. So make the list and take a trip to the stores and check out the goods 1~2 month before Christmas. You don’t have to purchase it at that time but simply just have a look on the things that you hope to get. After that you just have to check out the site to see if the things are available at a low price right. List out 2~3 more things that you wish to purchase just in case they don’t offer the things that you want, you still have second and third choice.

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