The end of a financial year can mean handling a lot of tax forms and documents. However, a large group of people have their eyes on this time of the year because it also means stocktake sale! During this time, cheap shopping is the name of the game, where products from the previous season will be sold at reduced prices. And who doesn’t want to score great products without breaking the bank? You can find a lot of items at heavily slashed prices. These include kitchen appliances, whiteware, electronic devices, home goods, as well as gadgets.
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Just like in any shopping trip, there are some guidelines that you can follow to ensure that you’ll get the most out of your money. Here are some tips to get great items even when you’re shopping on a budget:
Know which products are worth buying
In a stocktake sale, it doesn’t mean that you’ll buy anything that comes with a discounted price. It is still important to do your research on what product or brand is best suitable for you, especially if you’re planning to buy electronic devices or gadgets. Check consumer reviews and compare features of several models before going to the store so you can make a well-informed choice.
Create a list
With almost all products being sold at much lower prices, it’s very easy to get carried away with shopping and before you know it, you’ve spent a lot of money on things that you don’t really need. Avoid impulse buying by making a list of the things that you need or want. You can start adding items to the list even before the financial year ends so you don’t miss anything.
Watch out for one-off sales
Many retailers start their sale season early. Some even extend after Christmas. Stay updated on your favourite stores so you don’t miss out in case they start their sale early. In this way, you can tick off everything on your list earlier than most people, plus you can avoid the shopping crowd.
Go shopping online
Expect long queues and crowded shops during a stocktake sale. But if you’re not willing to wait in line for too long or get sore feet, you can still take advantage of the sale by going online. It’s convenient, plus you can easily compare prices of different brands.
How do you get the most out of a stocktake sale? Share your shopping tips in the comments section.