Aside from a few things (classic handbag, perfect length jeans, jewelry) I rarely ever pay full price for anything. Ever since I started spending more time online and researching for the blog, I found more ways to save. It’s less about being cheap and more about taking advantage of the system. If there’s a coupon, why not use it? It’s almost like we pay full price for convenience because if you take the time to do research, you’ll find a deal.
I cannot tell you how many times I’ve purchased something at retail and it went on sale three weeks later for a ¼ of the original price. For an analytical mind like mine, paying $100 for a top when I could have gotten it for $35, drives me nuts!
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve definitely waited too long to purchase something and lost out. But overall, I’d say doing my research and getting familiar with the system has allowed me to become a better more savvy shopper. Speaking of, I just scored a vintage Coach crossbody on Threadflip =)
Sometimes I think I’m crazy, but most of the time I’m happy I was able to find shoes I’ve been wanting for half off. What do you think? Do you pay full price because it’s easier or do you search for deals?
Learn more about the shopping tips and tricks I live by after the jump.