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After working in retail many yrs. i know how it works the mark ups! the sales of items to blow them off the shelves
to make room for new products. The thing is i will never wait in line for a product nope not for phones that come out or new toys
not falling for it haha. I tend to shop all year around which means if i see something that catches my eye i will buy it.

see this http://smallbusiness.chron.com/normal-markup-percentage-80750.html take a look
Remember you may not be getting that great a deal takes some research.
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I usually buy what I think is necessary, and it usually works out just fine when I combine my interests and advancements I obviously work around the price, because I never spend money I know I can't afford, but I always wait for deals to buy most of what I need/want. If i want it that bad, I don't care what it costs, I'll find a way.
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MysteryMiss wrote:

After working in retail many yrs. i know how it works the mark ups! the sales of items to blow them off the shelves
to make room for new products. The thing is i will never wait in line for a product nope not for phones that come out or new toys
not falling for it haha. I tend to shop all year around which means if i see something that catches my eye i will buy it.

see this http://smallbusiness.chron.com/normal-markup-percentage-80750.html take a look
Remember you may not be getting that great a deal takes some research.


watching shark tank will help people understand more about it

great deal or not will depend on the items you want

this item for example. .

http://www.costco.com/Samsung-65%22-Class-(64.5%22-Diag)-4K-SUHD-LED-LCD-TV-UN65KS800DFXZA.product.100289903.html

i wouldn't buy it at this price. the price is lower compare to the original price when the tv was released in May 2016..

but if it's not down to $800-$900 on Superbowl day then it's not worth it

for a sale.. don't buying into the "saved amount" based on the original price.. compare the price of the item 2-3 weeks before the sale (if available)

like a tv i was looking at was $1197 1 week before black friday (original price was $1499?)... on black Friday it was on sale for $987..

compare to the $1197. eh.. it's not really a great deal at all

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Posted 11/30/16 , edited 11/30/16
I waited almost 2 years to purchase the Devil is a Part Timer box set. Price was stuck at $60 since release, but the second I saw it on sale on Black Friday for about $28 I finally bought it. There are somethings I want, but only if I can get them under a certain price point.
I wouldn't call it cheap, but rather being responsible when it comes to money management and getting more for the same dollar.

For example, I also bought an IPhone 5 over the IPhone 7 since it did everything I wanted it do for less than half the price.
If you want the newest and greatest you are going to pay a huge premium. Personally I don't think a product that is 10-20% better is worth more than twice the price, but others may see differently.
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Posted 11/30/16
All the time.

Sometimes I wish I waited, but there are situations where I know there won't be a sale or the item is extremely limited so I just buy...

Like this guy, for example:



I ordered it on November 18th when it was made available on play-asia.com and within a couple of hours it sold out. The first Pikachu 3DS XL also sold out within hours and mere days later they were going for over twice the MSRP on eBay.
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Posted 11/30/16
Yes, I buy things that are not on sale. I've bought a bottle opener in the shape of a cat paw which was $8, a $20 blinged up bottle of pepper spray, a $8 lip mask, and all sorts of things like that. Oh, and manga. Food. Drink. Books. Movies. Etc.
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Posted 11/30/16
I buy a lot of production anime and manga artwork, and there are never any sales there. There's usually a lot of competition, especially if it's sold on Mandarake. Having a hobby where the items you collect are one of a kind can be hard on a wallet. I keep my purchases pretty infrequent though.

But in regards to general stuff, like food, clothes and whatnot, yes, I do....though, I often shop at Ross, TJ Maxx or some other discounted store. I wear a uniform to work, so it's not as if I have to worry about fashion. On my off days, I prefer to lounge around in a shirt and some cargo pants. I don't need designer underwear, bras, and I'd cringe at spending over $100 on a purse.
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Posted 12/3/16
Yes, mainly because most of the things that I do want are never going to go on sale.
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Posted 12/3/16
i ususaly get evertything from china. its the same produect, just made by less skilled workers.
manga is the only thing i buy full price. that and gas.
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Posted 12/3/16
Depends. I can't go, like, a day without a pair of headphones so I probably wouldn't wait for a sale on a pair I want. I'd just google around to see which store has the best price, maybe price match with Best Buy since I have a membership there. If I love something enough, I might buy it as soon as I can. I'll be doing that with the Yuri!!! on Ice blu-rays when Funimation decides to put up pre-orders on those. But for the vast majority of things, I usually wait for a discount of some sort. I can't remember the last time I bought clothes that weren't in the clearance section, and I basically only buy things on Steam if it's 50% or more off.
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Posted 12/4/16
Sometimes
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Posted 12/11/16
i guess not everything will be on sale during the holiday season..

had to pay full price for some small appliances-- but will price match them during pick up because i found a lower price at another retailer
Posted 12/11/16
I buy what I need, when I need it, and look for the best price at that time.
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Posted 12/11/16
Aside from steam games no. If I want it and I have money for it I won't wait for the day to come it's on sale. I just don't have enough patient for it.
But, if things I want are on sale, I tend do buy them earlier as I would be on full price.
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Posted 12/11/16
Some I do, some I don't. If it is below $750 I will just buy it outright, like my kitchen knife set. No reason to wait 3/4 of a year to get a $30 discount on it.

My new gaming laptop I bought (MSI Dominator with GTX 1080) was on sale for black Friday for $450 off. That was worth waiting a few months for.

All in all, I have enough money that if I need it right away I will just buy it unless I know there will be a huge sale within 4 months. Same is with steam, minus the fact I go ham on the winter/summer sales. I usually buy the game outright, but I just buy EVERYTHING when those sales hit.

Fun fact: Buy the games that are on sale as a gift and keep it in your inventory. You can redeem it for yourself, or if you wont play it trade it on a forum/friend. You can then trade the games you didn't want for one you will. This worked as of last Summer sale.
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