No one’s quite ready to cancel the holidays because of the economy, but sales and promotions will be a deciding factor for 40 percent of holiday shoppers this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s recent holiday survey. And 44 percent of shoppers looking for a deal are going to search online, the survey shows.
“This holiday season, shoppers will be exceptionally cost-conscious. But great deals can definitely be found online,” says Jim “Griff” Griffith, eBay marketplace expert. “People constantly tell us that finding great deals is one of the reasons they love eBay.”
Before you buy online this holiday season, keep Griff’s top tips for online shopping in mind:
Everyone likes a bargain and it is this time of the year, when sales
are in full swing that we head out to the sales in search of a great
bargain. The question is, are you really getting a bargain when you buy
clothing that doesn’t fit well – a pair of boots at seventy percent off
but a size too big – or a sweater that you will never wear because it
doesn’t match a thing you own.
Before you hit the stores looking for bargains decide how much money
you want to spend. A great sale has the potential to be a spending trap
that will leave your pocketbook empty and your closet overstuffed with
items that you will wish you had never bought – like the boots that are
too big and keep slipping off.
Here are 5 shopping rules that will help you come home with clothing
items that are real bargains that will make you look and feel good
Buying food can be downright depressing. Personally, I love to shop for
food, but in the past my experience was often ruined by the total of the
bill when I reached the checkout. By learning a few simple rules to
follow, I no longer frown when I fork out my money. Instead I smile,
because I know that I have bought enough food to keep my family well-fed
without spending a lot of money. Here are some ways you can save money
Congratulations on your decision to get a new home, now is the time to
consider some aspects to help you find your dream home.
First and most importantly, find a professional Real Estate agent to
help you get through the process. Before you decide how many bathrooms you
need, or what area is the best, it's important to know how your credit is
and if your actual financial situation is in good condition, and finally,
how much you are going to be able to qualify for on a mortgage.
I think Christmas shopping
and shopping generally with toddlers
, is given a bad press!
With a little bit of planning and some common sense there are many practical ways to take the stress, frustration and tension out of
buying your father- in - law his annual socks and festive tie!