Goleta, CA (PRWEB) June 21, 2006
From major purchases to birthday and wedding presents, all of us are always trying to get the best price for the things we want, and -- fortunately for those of us living in a capitalist society -- there are ways to find that ideal price. The goal is to do it better, reports AP9 PriceStore, a personalized shopping service by Bargain Network Incorporated, which offers help in finding exactly what you’re looking for at the lowest available price.
It’s always a good idea to pay the lowest price for an article we need or want, which increases our savings. Members of AP9 PriceStore can make just one pitstop before they start their engines to go shopping. They simply log on to PriceStore to find unbiased recommendations, rebates and coupons, and information about the quality or functionality of thousands of products.
Everyone wants to be an informed shopper, someone who hits the stores, in person or online, to get what they want after they’ve done research and compared prices to get the best deal. But with the incredible amount of brands, stores and products out there … what’s the best way to do it? AP9 PriceStore offers tips for shoppers to consider all year long:
Need vs. want. A refrigerator is considered a necessity; an ultra-modern Home Theater System is a luxury. The first rule to follow as a smart shopper is to spend your money on the things that will make your life easier and more convenient, like home appliances or an ultra-comfortable mattress. Once those things are taken care of, the luxury items can find a place in the budget.
Word of mouth. Recommendations are always welcomed during the research process, especially when making major purchases. Unfortunately, salespeople often can’t answer simple product questions, and they’re sometimes trained to “push” a product, so they’ll tell you it’s the eighth wonder of the world even if it’s not. Ask for your friends’ opinions, and read articles on the web, in newspapers and in magazines. Once you determine the specific needs of the product you want, look for the best price on the choices that meet those requirements.
Hold your horses. Impulse purchases can really damage the household budgets, so control your impulses while doing research. Don’t fall for the “cute” stuff some stores offer at a lower price for your purchase (those can add $10 or more to your expenses). It’s true that you can return what you’ve gotten if you find a better price somewhere else, but why go through all that trouble when you can get the right one at the right time at a price you can afford?
Seasonable purchases. During the holidays, it’s wise to buy jewelry, since retailers always offer deep discounts; Black Friday is a mess, but it’s also a good chance to buy electronics and other items at a decent price. Make sure to be aware of those special days when prices might go down or when coupons are the key to get excellent discounts.
You don’t have to be a shopaholic to know when and where the bargains happen; you can simply use the available tools to become an informed shopper. Comparison shopping, after all, is on the verge of becoming a mainstream service. As a consumer, you can use it to enhance your chances of getting what you seek at an affordable price. Open your eyes to new offers, and go beyond the big retailers to explore smaller stores and the Internet, where nowadays you can find anything you can think of, and then some, concludes AP9 PriceStore.
About AP9 PriceStore
AP9 PriceStore is a personalized shopping service that helps you find exactly what you’re looking for at the lowest available price. AP9 PriceStore offers huge savings, great selection and a great shopping convenience, so members can save up to 30% on over 20 million top quality and brand name products in the AP9 PriceStore database. To learn more about AP9 PriceStore, and its unique search and pricing service, please go to http://www.pricestore.com.
About Bargain Network
Bargain Network is a unique membership service that provides consumers with best price information on significant purchases such as homes, vehicles and consumer products. Because Bargain is a membership service, it does not accept any advertising, or compensation from merchants, so consumers receive unbiased, impartial and complete pricing information. To learn more about Bargain Network, go to http://www.bargainnetwork.com/ where you can learn about all of Bargain Network’s programs, including AP9 PriceStore.
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