Buying On Sale: Are You Really Saving Money?

buyingonsale-areyoureallysavingmoney.jpgIt seems that everybody loves a good sale, but the real question is when you buy stuff on sale are you really saving money? Well, sure, you are saving money off the regular price of that particular product at that particular store, but is that even meaningful? In many cases, I honestly don’t think it is! Of course, buying something on sale is always better than buying it at the regular price, but with sales being so commonplace you should think long and hard before buying something at the full price.

Sales Are Just A Marketing Tactic

Every store wants to sell as many products as they can at as high of a price as possible. The stores are in business to make money, not to save you money, and they will do everything in their power to get as much money out of you as they can. That includes sales! Before you rush out to buy something on sale, remember to think the purchase through. Just because it is on sale doesn’t mean that it won’t go on sale again or that it isn’t already cheaper at another store. Whenever you’re buying a mass produced or common product you should always comparison shop to make sure the sale price is actually a good price and not just flashy marketing. Here are a few things you can do so you aren’t suckered in by a bad sale:

  • Search for the product by name or model number online and compare prices.
  • Check your local flyers to see if anyone is selling the same or similar thing at a cheaper price.
  • Call around to a few stores to see what their regular and sale prices are for that product.
  • Get to know the prices and sales at your favourite stores so you can quickly spot a good deal.

The Regular Price Isn’t Always That Regular

There are laws in Canada that prevent retailers from inflating their regular prices just so they can advertise huge discounts to consumers making you think that you are getting an amazing deal when the store never intended to sell their products at the regular price anyway. Stores have two choices when complying with these laws: Keep reading » about Buying On Sale: Are You Really Saving Money?

How To Eliminate Your Home Phone Bill And Long Distance Charges!

It is clear that the internet has revolutionized the way we communicate by introducing email, instant messaging, video conferencing, message forums, newsgroups, and blogs. But not only that, it is also becoming the only infrastructure necessary to do many of the things that used to require special mediums before like making phone calls, watching TV, listening to music, and so on. Yes, the internet can even help you completely eliminate your monthly home phone bill as well as the long distance charges you may have become accustomed to!

Most people have heard of Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) as it has been a big buzz word over the past several years. However, many people don’t fully understand how it works and think it is probably too complicated for them to bother using. That couldn’t be further from the truth! There are tons of VoIP devices and services on the market today and many of them are geared towards average people with little technical know how so that everyone can take full advantage of it. But how do you know which VoIP device or service provider to choose?

How To Choose A VoIP Provider

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