how long did it take you before you can say that you are already a wise shopper

@hotsummer (10308)
Philippines
September 28, 2009 2:34am CST
Did you learn how to shop wisely by experience or by tips of other people When i do shop like clothes before, i am not good at saving my money while getting the quality i want. and when i buy groceries, i thought that the more expensive the better. so i always end up paying more. and on the process, i experienced how fast it is to spend all the money and i learned how to save. and figured out a way and planned my shopping and my grocery. i tried different brands that are cheap and did try to buy some expensive items. like the case of powder soap. now i compare the quality and how much powder it consumes to clean a certain load of clothes. and so now i have learned how to save money.
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@malpoa (1218)
• India
29 Sep 09
I used to accopmany my mother in all her shopping sprees and then I didnt have the money to shop for myself. By the time I had I became a very good shopper striking the best deasl for the best money...Whenver I liked something and didnt so because of the price tag, I always waited for the sale and it has so far proved worth the wait. I have made a few blunders intially but oe I can measure the quality of things by a mere look and most occasions, my eyes do not deceive me.
@hotsummer (10308)
• Philippines
29 Sep 09
yes waiting for the price to go down is a valuable lesson all new shoppers would learn eventually.
@malpoa (1218)
• India
29 Sep 09
Hmm I conveniently forgot to type about not getting the favourite dress when the sale is on...The chances of the dress selling off long before the sale is very good. It has happened to me many times...I brood over not buyin it also then ithink to pacifiy myself that it wasnt after all worth that much money ha ha
@hotsummer (10308)
• Philippines
29 Sep 09
yeah i also say that to myself just to convince myself not to buy the item. but i still feel sad if i don't buy it.
@patofgold23 (5075)
• Philippines
28 Sep 09
I have learned to be a wise shopper at a very young age...my mom is.and I could see that on her..so I sort of copied her ways... she is always on the hunt for bargains..and she takes a calculator with her when we're doing groceries... amazingly, i do exactly the same thing when i'm doing my groceries too. I use my credit card to get more points and avail of all the promos there are... on top of that, I use the mall's frequent user card to claim for certain prizes... when I buy stuff from outside the mall..i always haggle for the last price thay can give me..that way I am gettingmy money's worth.. ....okay, call me stingy, probably i am... but that have helped me save a lot of money everytime...
@hotsummer (10308)
• Philippines
29 Sep 09
wow that is quite nice method to save by bring calculator. but we do have cellphone now to use the calculator with it.
• Philippines
29 Sep 09
...actually i use the calculator from my mobile...lolz.. i didnt elaborate anymore on my comment...
@med889 (5958)
28 Sep 09
It took me maybe some one year to become a good and a wise shopper because now when I shop I generally look at every details which I can so that I make a good shopping of the day, when I buy a dress I look at all the details like the sewing id good enough or not, so I check every thing thoroughly now. Even at the grocery I tend to take time to see some important details. And like this automatically I save much money at the end of the day.
@hotsummer (10308)
• Philippines
28 Sep 09
i think that you learned fast. it took me 3 years i think. maybe because i didn't shop that often so it took me that long to learn all the things i know now. but i still have lots to learn in how to save more money.