Never, Ever Pay Full Price For These 4 Items
Paying Full Price is Overrated
While you don’t expect to be able to bargain when you walk into a retail store, companies often have a plan to discount certain items at certain times. You should never pay full price for the following items:
If you’re set on buying a new car, shop on the last day of the month. You’re less likely to pay full price. Do your research ahead of time so you know what you want to buy and how much that specific vehicle costs wholesale. Always negotiate the price and in doing so, shift the focus away from money to the car itself as a way to signal you might take your business somewhere else: “I think I may test drive other cars to make sure the Ford Escort is right” versus “I’m a bit concerned about the $350 per month payment.”
Check to see if your place of employment offers incentives for joining any particular gyms. Join in June, when demand is lowest at gyms. Don’t hesitate to negotiate the registration or monthly membership fees, or ask for better membership terms.
Furniture and mattress stores often peg sales to Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and Labor Day and drastically mark down nearly everything on the showroom floor. Eager to shop at other times of the year? Check out flea markets and garage sales, discounted retailers like HomeGoods, or online classifieds such as Craigslist.org.
With the cost of secondary education skyrocketing, avoid spending even more on textbooks, which can add hundreds of dollars to the bill. If professors offer a PDF version of pertinent text, take advantage. Otherwise, rent books or browse websites like Chegg.com and BetterWorldBooks.com to buy used.