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How actually do you know for sure you are having a deal and not something made for sale?

ideal123
over a year ago
What do you think of this?
PhilipMarc
PhilipMarcover a year ago

Two reasons.

1) Less than the retail price.

2) It's a product worth buying at that value.

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ideal123
ideal123
Original Poster
over a year ago

Fair comment Rockman, but how would you feel if you find the same product for much cheaper than you paid for it and it is exactly same thing?

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarcover a year ago

ideal123 Yeah, that happens. I just accept it and move on.

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ideal123
ideal123
Original Poster
over a year ago

Rockman One general rule of thumb I use is to look for a second opinion for the product I want to buy. This helps to reveal a wide price difference and at the same time reveal quality detail of the product. I will not say this is full proof you will not find the product cheaper but you can be reassured you have taken all reasonable steps to buying well.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarcover a year ago

ideal123 I'd agree with ya but the sort of stuff is usually that no one else is too interested so as such, I check the same product various online retailers and then go with the cheapest (while offering the better product/service).

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ideal123
ideal123
Original Poster
over a year ago

One general rule of thumb I use is to look for a second opinion for the product I want to buy. This helps to reveal a wide price difference and at the same time reveal quality detail of the product. I will not say this is full proof you will not find the product cheaper but you can be reassured you have taken all reasonable steps to buying well.

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didbygraham
didbygrahamover a year ago

Its always worth having a second opinion on any deal as all to often its not quite as good as they say. The usual trick of giving a pre-deal price way higher than anyone would actually pay. The daily deal sites Groupon/ Might deals etc often do this. Thats not to say they are not always good deals though. Before I go for any deal as a bare minimum I will check with Amazon as they sell pretty much anything.

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cocolgooh
cocolgoohover a year ago

I generally check other sellers of the same product to make sure that it actually is the best deal before I post anything. Occasionally this doesn't work out and someone else finds it at a better price than I did, but I've been able to find a few good ones by making sure I check elsewhere before I post anything.

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ideal123
ideal123
Original Poster
over a year ago

Super stuff usually I tend to go savvy the moment I can certify I am in a good deal. The question I tend to ask is if there are deals to go along with it such as free delivery. I will checkout the cart to see the delivery cost. Sometimes what you think is a deal has hidden cost of delivery especially if you are buying from daily deal sites such as Groupon/ Might deals etc. Once I find any cost hidden in the delivery, I tend to go back to sites where delivery cost is less to check their delivery deals. If, I have-to buy another item to make a free delivery deal, the item must be about the cost of delivery to make it count as literarily free. So, discerning a deal in this context is simply not as easy as finding a cheaper product but improving the deal on the product with a combination of well informed decisions.

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MellonE
MellonEover a year ago

I always work out:- do i really need it? Is it worth that much? Sometimes if I'm not sure I think about it for a bit.

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ideal123
ideal123
Original Poster
over a year ago

That is right, right question and very useful too '' do I really need it?'' if the answer is not '' most definitely’’ you might be throwing your money in the drain as opposed having a deal. Well thought MellonE.

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MellonE
MellonEover a year ago

I've lost track of how many times I've bought make-up I haven't used! Now I have a cuppa and think on it. 😃 I've got enough make-up to fill a small truck! Hehehe

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