Everyone is talking about the money saving in the current unstable economic condition. Here are some shopping recipes from my own experience or leaned from my friends. Possibly you have never tried some of them before.
Cross border shopping
Most of Canadian still remembers the long waiting line to US border for shopping in 2007. Even one of my friends rented a post office address for shopping online in US and picked up later. Also, I ordered the business card online in the US website after price comparison with Canadian branch website. So I got cheaper US price plus faster shipping from their Canadian branch. However, things have changed dramatically since this summer. Now the currency exchange rate is around 1: 0.8 from USD to CAD. American can find some online shopping sites with a Canadian price. Try yourself and you will find your own luck.
When you have a plan to buy something big, such as TV or snow blower, make a schedule before and try to avoid a rush buy. Also, consider the seasonal clearance and last year model clearance. We just bought a 46" Sony LCD at $600 cheaper this summer. First, we know we need a TV. Second, read the consumer report plus some online research for the quality and price. Third, check several stores for the sale events. We are lucky because futureshop promoted the new model Sony TV with an amazing lowest price for the last year model. The only difference is the new motion flow technology. I don't think I can see the difference with your own eyes after side by side comparison for the same movie watch. Happy enough! Even now my price is still $400 cheaper after almost half a year. Also, I bought my lawn mower in Sept. so another $200 saving. So why not try your snow blower in March next year?
If you are tired of wholesale products in the mall, online shopping is really an alternative with unique gift ideas, your own style matching, cheaper price with the same product, and more fun. Even you can try a lazy holiday this Christmas because I know my friend had an experience of toilet paper online order. Try some creative or even crazy ideas for your holiday or vacation. Share those with your friends and family and have a fun. Furthermore, you will be a popular guy if you would like share online with everyone in the world.
Shopping is not just for spending. You can learn something from your shopping and spice your life with your unique shopping experience. Of course enjoy your quality buying with a complimentary saving.
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