How to Decide if Something Is a Good Buy

Two Methods:Preventing a bad dealMaking a Good Deal

People often lose millions of dollars on things that are counterfeit or aren't what they wanted. This is how not to be one of those people.

Method 1
Preventing a bad deal

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    Look closely. Is it counterfeit? Counterfeit items are often scams. Remember brand names. Many scammers often change a couple of letters of a popular brand's name to fool you into thinking its them. Look very closely at the name.
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    Check its authenticity. Is it forged? Many people forge things that aren't really true. Know how to spot a fake autograph just to make sure it isn't fake. Ask yourself these questions:
    • Would they sign this?
    • Is this the type of ink they would've used?
    • Does it look stamped?
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    Read fine print. Often people offer great deals, but with great side effects. Like if people say they will offer full guarantee, they might say they have reduced shipping. No matter how long it takes, it came help see a bad deal.
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    Look at shipping. People may have advertised great deals, but at big shipping prices. always look at shipping. Also, people may throw in another one free, but you have to pay more processing and handling then normal.

Method 2
Making a Good Deal

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    Look at quantity. Often, things come in bundles, for no extra charge! If you buy something for $19.95, and it comes with like 5 items, then you got a deal!
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    Use coupons. Coupons are like gold when it comes to making great deals. They don't cost money and don't take a lot of time. One woman used coupons and shaved off $145 off her grocery shopping.
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    Look in flea markets and auctions. They often have great deals on valuable things, like a Babe Ruth baseball for $1.00! These often have people just looking to sell stuff to make room without researching it first.
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    Look at quality. An expensive item in mint condition is a good deal. Things are often worth more in good condition then in broken, rusty condition.

Tips

  • Look in your local newspaper for coupons.

Warnings

  • Many people are scammers, beware!

Article Info

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