I am completely hopeless at getting a bargain. I’m so envious of people who jet off on their cheap holidays or who come back from a clothes sale with a pile of great finds. Everytime I search for something I usually end up paying full price or buying the more expensive version of something as I like it better or it’s in my size or I just give up like I did a couple of weeks away and stayed at home for my holidays instead of researching an amazing late deal.
I actually think being good at spotting bargains or not depends on your environment growing up. If you’re around a thrifty person then you’re usually great at it because you know all the tricks, the best places to go or you’ve just inherited the bargain gene. Unfortunately my mum is just like me. If we walk into a shop with a sale we inevitable walk out quickly usually because it’s so hard to search the racks being jabbed by elbows and tripping over stuff on the floor and because they usually only have really small or large sizes of anything decent.
I’m not even good at going into cheap clothes stores like H & M and Primark – I find them overwhelming and poor shopping experiences. However, I recently went into the first UK version of American store Forever 21 in Oxford Street and got pleasant surprise – although everything is reasonably priced, it’s well laid out and the store itself is large and well air-conditioned. Of course, it was busy and I was in a hurry but I’ll pop back another time and maybe manage to get at least one bargain 🙂
I don’t know why I struggle so much. Unless it’s handed to me on a plate like a money off voucher in a magazine or a friend downloading a 2 for 1 restaurant meal deal, I just don’t bother. Maybe I’m just useless or too lazy or I do lack a bargain finding gene.
How good are you at finding bargains?
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