Save Money By Doing Research And Asking Questions

by Pam on April 4, 2010

My husband I recently purchased a D-Link gadget used for network storage.  It was priced at $195.00 at the Future Shop located within a short driving distance from our home, but it was only $165.00 at CBIT, which is located across the city from us.

Before making purchases for such items, my husband does research online.  He compares prices and quality of various brands to make sure he gets the ‘biggest bang for his buck’.  Although we knew that it would cost more at Future Shop, we decided to print out the CBIT advertisement and see if Future Shop would price match, sparing us from having to drive across the city.

We were pleasantly surprised to discover that not only was Future Shop willing to price match, they actually beat the price by 10%, so the item only cost us $154.00 before tax.  Needless to say, we were really glad we decided to drive the shorter distance and take a shot at getting the best price.  It certainly never hurts to ask.  If a store wants your business, they may be willing to lower their prices to get it.

It’s definitely a good idea to do your research before making purchases.  Although it takes a few minutes of your time, it can save you a lot of money.  Don’t be afraid to ask for a deal.  Dig a little deeper to find out what the store policies are for the places where you shop.  You may find out about deals that you have been forfeiting.

Where do you usually do most of your shopping for electronics

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