Are you a good shopper? Do you buy stuff which you need and not want? Do you have the habit of sticking to your shopping list and not get swayed by the discount and sale frenzy? If the answers to all these questions are in negative, you need to rethink about your shopping habits. Take note of these 5 common shopping mistakes which we do unintentionally, but can easily avoid.
A lot of us think that a good brand will never disappoint you; but buying clothes from premium brand do not always guarantee quality. When you are shopping, always look for quality products. There are certain aspects of clothing which make them better than the rest. The first thing that you need to look for is a good fabric. Check out the cuts and designs, the manufacturing quality and the stitches. These are the things that actually distinguish a quality product.
It will be an absolute blasphemy to buy something without trying it on. Waiting before the changing rooms can be a bit tedious, especially if you are in a hurry. Most manufacturers have their own measurements and sizes which may be different from your body size and shape. It is better to try the clothes; otherwise you may need to come back for an exchange. And in most cases people do not even come back, which means that you actually threw your money in the air. And if you are doing online shopping, you should be pretty cautious about the return policies before you hit the ‘buy’ button.
Most of us harbour the misconception that we have the best deals in discount stores or during sale time. What we do not realize is that most of us end up buying stuff which we do not even need in this sale frenzy. This is pure impulse buying and simply a waste of money. Ask yourself if you really need the shirt or that pair of boxers just because they come with a cheap tag? Need and want are two different things and distinguishing between the two actually helps you to be a smart shopper.
It is best not to be tempted by counterfeit items; they are cheap and look exactly like the original Rolex watch you have been dying to buy. But is it worth the money? Most counterfeit items are not of good quality. Buying them means you will waste your money.
Make a habit of shopping around. You may like a bag at a store and you may find the same bag in an online shopping portal at half the price. Most of the time, we do not compare the prices and the quality of goods before making a purchase. The price of the same bag from the same brand may be less in another store. It is a good habit to do a survey before you make the final purchase.