Friday, 28 December 2007

THE SALES – DO YOU REALLY NEED TO GO?

This may sound very old-fashioned in today’s consumer society – and particularly at this time of year – but do you really need to visit the sales? Here are a few good reasons why you shouldn’t bother!
  • Much of what is “on sale” is actually bought in rubbish stock to bulk up the small amount of genuine sale stock in the shops.
  • Most of the sale goods probably wouldn’t have interested you when they were full price – so be honest – why would you want them now?
  • You are expecting a large credit card bill for your Christmas purchases.
  • You are one of the 4.4 million people in the UK still paying off debts from last Christmas (2006).
  • Last but not least, you don’t actually need anything.

There is only one good reason to go to the sales and that is if your ‘fridge, washing machine, T.V., cooker, DVD, or whatever, has actually broken beyond repair and must be replaced – this would then probably make now, the best time to replace them, but even then – do your research, look on-line first, compare prices and make sure that the store “sale” price does actually beat any on-line prices you can find!

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