Bargains Are Available And Will Be Found Here On The Internet
How To Sniff Out Bargains Others Overlook
By Roy Primm
A wise man (or woman) once said, "timing is everything". That's especially true when it comes to sniffing out the best.
Whether it's a diamond, a rare painting or a prime piece of real estate - or anything in between. You can purchase almost anything at a good price if you shop for it at the right time.
Yes, timing is everything especially when you're looking for the good stuff. This is the number one rule of savvy hunters. Never shop for these in season. If you do, never shop for items that everyone's shopping for and buying at retail.
Shop for items when others aren't. For example, sweaters in the spring or sandals in the fall.If you want a car shop for last years model at the beginning of the new car season in September. This is the time they're open to giving better deals. Why? Because they have to make room for the new models.
I. Ebay: Learn how to shop eBay. Bargains fill this site if you know what, how, where to look. If you know what you're looking for, where to look, how to search and how to bid, you can save thousands of dollars by looking for it on eBay. You can't call yourself a bargain shopper unless you have an eBay account and use it to compare prices.
II. Look for Desperate People You Can Help: Where there are desperate people there are a good price. People who have to sell or motivated sellers as we call them give the best good price. So look for a way to help them, not take advantage of their situation. With this attitude you'll both win. They'll get what they need which is usually cash. In addition, you'll receive a good deal and the joy of knowing you helped someone who needed what you had.
III. End of Season Sales: This is the best time to hunt for a good price. At the end of winter look for coats, boots, jackets, rain gear, wool scarves, and other winter gear.
At the end of summer look for swim wear, sandals, lawn equipment, lawn furniture, barbecues and equipment, and other summer accessories. Seasoned bargain hunters always think on the opposite end of the crowd. If you think like the crowd, you'll seldom save the real money.
IV. End of Holiday Sales: Another tip to sniffing out good price is to look for the end of holiday sales. Yes, after everyone has torn through stores during the holidays, the bargain sniffers find the real bargains after everyone has paid the so-called holiday prices.
V. End of Month Sales: This is the time most retailers want to clear their stock to make way for the new stock of items that's coming in. Motivated retailers want to get rid of the items that's been sitting on the shelves since the beginning of last month (slow sellers).
In addition, this is the time they have to take a hard look at their profits or non-profits for the month. This is also the time many of their bills become due and they're more open to giving a good price.
VI. Garage Sales: Despite the high tech methods many people use to find bargains such as the Internet, eBay and other online auctions. The old fashion garage sale is still at the top of the list when it comes to finding a good price.
There's nothing like the personal contact of buyer and seller bargaining over items face-to-face.It's almost therapeutic; something that happens between buyer and seller no computer can match. Look through your local newspaper and find the garage sale near you this weekend.
You'll surprise yourself at the good price you may find and the new friends you could possibly meet.Yes developing a good nose for a good price is knowing where to look and your timing.
Conclusion: If you can remember these tips you'll have what it takes to enjoy the admiration of others. Why? Because you'll have the skill to sniff out good price others miss. Happy shopping!
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