So you’ve done it. You finally bought a house. You may have searched high and low before committing to the one that had the right price point and features. IF you got a killer deal it may be difficult to turn your back on the high you got from closing. Follow these simple tips in the this guide if you are online shopping so you can get the best deal possible.
Always buy directly from the manufacturer whenever possible
When the manufacturer makes something they then sell it to distributors, who sell it to retailers. The price usually increases at a minimum of two times before you buy it. The easiest way to get the cheapest price is to go to the manufacturer’s website. If you are in the market for shoes head over to keds.com. Skip retail outlets and head directly over to the source.
Buy the previous model when you are buying electronics or comparable products.
Every year a bevy of new products hit the shelves to replace last season’s models. Last seasons models become very difficult to sell once a new product renders it obsolete. Retailers typically run specials and savings on these items. You can sometimes get savings of several hundreds of dollars when you buy a previous model of electronic. Phones, tvs, and computers change very little in terms of functionality in between models. If you plan on keeping the device for several years it will be obsolete by the end of its term anyways, so you may as well enjoy some savings.
Search on craigslist to make sure no one is selling one in your area
Websites like craigslist and other local selling boards can be a great place to start when you are looking for something. Their handy bulletin board like layout makes it easy to search for and find what you intend to buy. You won’t have to deal with shipping costs either as all of the items are already locally sourced. Consider checking craigslist before making your next big purchase. You may be surprised at how much you end up saving.