Not All Bargains Are Actual Bargains

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Everyone loves to find a good bargain. Unfortunately not all bargains are all they are cracked up to be on the surface. Once you start to look closely at them you will find that what the so-called bargain looks like and what it truly is are something completely different. In fact you might be spending more money or the bargain could be a complete waste of your hard earned money. Here are several different types of bargains that you should look at closely before spending.

Going Out Of Business Sales

When you are shopping a going out of business sale you need to be sure that there is not a liquidation firm who is running the sale. If there is they are probably trying to get as much money as possible for the items that are being sold. In situations like this the products are marked up to a higher price than the original selling price and then they are marked down from there.

Watch Out For Footwear That Is Really Inexpensive

If you are shopping for a new pair of shoes you need to be wary of the shoes that cost fewer than twenty dollars. Your feet deserve to have good support surrounding them. Most of the time if you find footwear that is really inexpensive they are made in places you never want to visit and are usually made by people who are below the poverty level. You will end up replacing the shoes within a short period of time and you might also end up with back and foot problems due to poor construction. Therefore unless it is a genuine quality shoe that is just being marked down you should avoid inexpensive shoes.

Zero Interest Financing

Unless you are a person who never misses a monthly bill payment the idea of zero interest financing should just be forgotten about. The reason why you should forget about it is that it comes with very small print that is designed to start charging you a lot of money if you miss one payment or if you do not pay off the balance within the certain time period. You will then have interest calculated from the beginning date of when you borrowed the money at the original interest rate, which is often high. This can add up quickly depending on the size of the loan that was borrowed.

Doorbuster Sales

With Thanksgiving right around the corner you will probably be seeing advertisements for Black Friday sales. When it comes to purchasing the items that are offered at doorbuster deals you need to be careful about what you are purchasing. Often times these items are older models that the stores simply want to get rid of. And if you do your research carefully you will also find that sometime within the past year the items were probably offered at a lower price.

Buy One Get One Offers

At some point in our life we have all fallen for the BOGO offers. What this used to mean was that if you bought one item you would get one free.   However that is not necessarily true anymore. Now it can mean buy one get one at a discounted price. The unfortunate thing is that not all of us need two of something therefore you will end up spending more money than needed if you make the additional purchase.

There are of course many other bargains that you could fall for when you are out shopping. These are some of the most common ones. The good news is that if you are careful what you purchase and do your research you will find that you can actually save money while shopping.

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