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I love shopping online.  In fact, for anything other than our perishable groceries, I am much more likely to look online before even thinking about visiting a store.  Amazon and Ebay seem to be my favorites, but I’ve been known to go off on a different path if I can find a great deal (remember my gnomes?).  Here are the best tricks I’ve picked up so far…

My Best Online Shopping Tricks

  • Figure out your target price based on what others have paid or what you are willing to pay.  I search around online for product reviews and then find reviews that mention specific prices.
  • Search multiple sites to find the best deal available.
  • Google for coupon codes.

I usually can do all of the above in less than 30 minutes.  So unless the deal I’m getting is 60% or more off of what I expected or the coupon code will be expiring super soon, I try to bench the whole process for at least a few days while I think it over.  I also ask myself a few questions:

  • Do I really want this or just liked the thrill of getting a good deal?
  • Have I wanted this for more than a week?
  • Do I need this right now or soon?
  • Will this make me happy more than something else we are saving for?

If I can answer those questions to myself properly, then I pull the trigger.  Otherwise, whatever it is that I wanted is put onto my Amazon wish list for me to check on year round, lol.  If at any point I lose interest, I delete it and am happy I didn’t waste the cash.  🙂

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