How to Be Savvy When Shopping Online Sales

Like many other years passing by, this is the time you are in the mood for partying and of course shopping for seasonal sales. With many retailers and department stores aim to get rid of their left over stocks and boost up the revenues for the last few months, you can buy a belt or a wallet with less than half of the original price. Sometimes, if you are lucky, you can grab an item that is sale up to 70%.

While there are huge selections of all kinds of products and fashion items for you to choose from, with very affordable and attractive price, it would be hard for you to spend money wisely. This small article aims to provide you with information and guide on how to survive the sales season, especially when you go shopping online.

01. How Many Times Will You Use It?

The first question that you need to ask yourself whenever you see an item is that how you will use it and for how many times.  There are many sale items such as belts and wallets you only need a few for some specific occasion. For example, you need to a belt that suits your smart look and a more playful belt to wear for other casual outlook. If you already have 2 or 3 formal belts, you might not need to buy a new belt unless you intend to get rid of the old ones.

This also applies to other fashion accessories such as watches. In my opinion, you might not have enough watches. However, if you already have a watch with the same type and color, you might not use the new watch you are going to buy.

Another thing to consider when you buy a belt or a bag is its trend and style. There are some trends such as statement patterns and colors which can go out of date very quickly. So after 6 months since you buy this item, it might look ridiculous and outdated. You would never use it anymore.

Knowing how you use it is very important as it can help you save a lot of money on unwanted items.  Unless you want to buy something for pure enjoyment, for trend, for gift or for a special occasion, you should plan on buying a thing that you are going to use for a long time. Only with this way that your investment is worth in the long term.

02. Is It Worth The Reduce Price?

The next question you should ask yourself is nevertheless the reduced price of the item you want to buy. There are some possible scenarios that you might encounter here.

First, when the item is reduced in price, might be 10 or 15% less than the original price, you might ask yourself about whether it is going down further. There are some brands such as Zara who tend to reduce their price little by little. So a belt you see in Zara website today might be off for 10% percent tomorrow. That is the reason why sometimes when you think the reduction percent is too low, you should wait for more time until the promotion ends to decide whether you should go with that reduced price or not.

Another thing that might happen belongs to the case where several department stores sell the same belts or watches and have sale program at the same time. In this case, you might find that they can offer different deals and some stores might reduce the price further than other stores. That is the reason why whenever you see a good deal about a belt or watch online, you should always do comparative shopping by browsing some more stores to make sure you get the best price possible.

03. Is It Fishy?

Think about Rolex, a luxurious brand of watches that you can only think of in your dream. Now they are on sale with a good price and you think you would need to be quick to grab it before anyone else does. However, you should think twice as in most of the case, something is too good to be true.  A Rolex with half the price might be a fake watch.

So when you buy a deal online, it is important that you buy it from a trusted retailer with high reputation. And don’t jump to a quick deal that is too good or you will only end up wasting your money.

04. Is It Really What You Need?

Finally, you need to decide that whether the product is what you truly need or you want it simply because it comes with a good price. For example, you might come across a cheap cowboy belt with reduced price. However, if you don’t often go for Western style, you might think about it again.

You should not let the price be the main determinant for your decision of whether you buy it or not. You need to carefully consider all other decision as well such as the quality and how well you fit it. You might find a pair of Oxford shoes which you might need for your work. However, if it is not the right size, you should not buy it.

Before you go to various websites, you should make a list or think in your mind about what you need and have to buy for the next season to come. Go over all of the questions below to determine how you use the item, how it fits into your wardrobe as well as carefully considering its fit and importance.


I hope that with this article is helpful and you can learn something from it.Whenever you see a deal about watches and wallets online, you should ask yourself about your intended future use, the worthiness of the reduced price and also your real need in the item. With these things in mind, you will be able to spend money on worthy and valuable items and avoid buying things that you would never wear once.


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