Alternate title: Avoiding the Sale for the Sake of the Sale
Stores are tricky. With their sales and advertised “incredible savings” we are lured into buying the things we really don’t need. Just because something is one sale doesn’t mean that I need it. Just because something is on sale doesn’t mean that I should buy it. Just because something is on sale doesn’t mean that it is superior to the item I’m really looking for.
Say it with me: HOLD OFF.
That is, of course, unless the sale coincides with that item you’re actually looking for, in which case you should snatch that baby up. For example, I found a great black dress that would fit a wide array of occasions and could be dressed up or down, plus the fabric would make it super easy to travel with. It was originally $180, and I dutifully put it back on the rack after trying it on and finding my size. A week or so later I checked the store’s website and found the same dress, in my size, for $40! Needless to say, I am very pleased with myself.
Another happy sale find: Zara was having a great online sale on outerwear and I scored a studded moto jacket (non-leather) for pennies on the original price. Now I’ll have a bit more cash to go along with the tough-girl attitude I most certainly will put on when I wear this jacket. Watch out, world.
A short, but a powerful lesson today. Save your money for quality. Save for what you really want.
You’re worth it. (And so is that investment piece.)