To help you avoid throwing away your savings, having a room full of paper bags that will never be opened, or experiencing buyer's remorse or regret, we listed down the most common shopping mistakes—and how to avoid 'em.
1. Shopping after a major pigout sesh or big meal.
This is the worst time to shop because you have a tendency to bloat after a meal, which might then result into buying clothes that need to be bigger than usual. To avoid feeling bad about yourself or thinking you gained weight, make sure to shop before eating.
2. Not trying on what you're buying.
Most stores don't practice giving you a full refund, so make sure to try on what you want before heading to the counter. This way you're absolutely sure if something fits and looks right.
3. Shopping just because there's a sale.
You may not realize this but buying multiple items, even while on sale, can still add up to a bill you might not be able to afford.
4. Shopping when you’re trying to budget for something.
Saving up for your dream vacay or a new gadget? Keep yourself on track by avoiding entering your favorite stores especially when you have a hard time controlling yourself. Buying one thing every now and then, no matter how small, can derail your goal.
5. Buying something just because the one you really wanted didn't fit.
Saving up for your dream vacay or a new gadget? Keep yourself on track by avoiding entering your favorite stores. Buying one thing every now and then, no matter how small, can derail your goal.
6. Buying something too big or too small just because you really like it.
You shouldn't buy the item if it's a size too big or too small. There's a big chance that item will just gather dust in your closet.
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