The Best Ways to Get Products at Half Cost
Shopping can be a big hassle, especially if you feel like you are paying an arm and a leg for something that you just know you could find cheaper somewhere else. But just where can you find those great steals of a deal? Here are five ways that you can get products at half cost.
Back in the day, eBay was more of a source for finding second-hand products. But today, you can find new products for far cheaper than what you would buy in a store or direct from a retailer. You can still find some great second-hand products on eBay that are lightly used and are less expensive than what you would find elsewhere. On eBay, you can find some even great antiques and original pieces for special collections. From collectibles to fabric, bikram yoga clothes and furniture, eBay is a great way to get just about anything at half cost.
Buying wholesale or directly from a manufacturer is another great way to buy products for half the cost. Many manufacturers and companies will have deals for buying products wholesale or in bulk for a much cheaper price than what you would find in department stores or smaller boutiques. You can go directly to the producing source like a stained glass film manufacturer and get the exact product you want but for a mere portion of the cost. Buying wholesale is a great option because too especially if it is something you need a lot of, like for big parties or for your own small business.
For many, buying brand names is a big deal. Tillamook over the store brand? No way. But if you start to buy more products from the generic brand you will be surprised at just how much you could save. Generic brands like Western Family, Kroger or Great Value from Walmart can range anywhere from 50 cents cheaper to dollars less. When you start to buy more things from a generic brand, the savings will really begin to add up over the months and then years. If there are some things you just don’t want to buy generic, such as baby products or other more sensitive items, that’s ok! Try buying about half of your grocery items from a generic brand and just see how much you save on your budget!
Many of us have seen the ads or even get the random promotional emails about Groupon, but generally it stops there. But have you ever opened up that email or taken a gander around their website? It should surprise you at just how many great deals are floating around there. Groupon is an e-commerce marketplace that connects millions of subscribers around the globe with local merchants. They offer, anything from goods, to travel, activities and services in over 28 different countries. Groupon was started up in 2008 in Chicago and then soon spread to New York, Boston and Toronto. Just two years later the company was valued at about $1.35 billion. Thousands of retailers throughout the globe will offer goods or services anywhere from 40 percent to 62 percent off. In fact, Groupon is one of the better places to go to look around for products at half the cost or even less! You can sign up and get deals just around your own home town!
Though this last one may seem like a no-brainer, it might surprise you at just how many people don’t shop sales! Sales are one of the best ways to get just about anything for half the cost. If you’re willing to sign up for emails from department stores or other places you shop often you would be surprised at how often they have sales or special discount. It’s also about heading straight for a sale or clearance rack in a store before perusing the rest of the counters. Great stores like TJ Max often have clearance items on end racks, some grocery stores will even do baked goods at half the cost at the end of the day. All it takes some times is a little digging and you can save tons!
Saving on costs like these leaves more money to pay for rent, internet, utilities, auto insurance and the like. Even though sometimes you feel the urge to spend big, spending less leaves more opportunities to spend big next time.