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How we shop has drastically changed over the years, there was a time when you’d purchase everything you needed in your local high street. Shopping then would be considered a full day out, stopping in at the butchers, the bakers and the greengrocers. These days things have changed, we have a lot more options of where we can buy the things we need. Businesses are constantly fighting to have cheaper prices over their competitors so that you buy their products instead.
Price Comparison Sites
Price comparison sites are great because they do all of the hard work for you. You simply input what it is you need and they find the best deals for you. There are price comparison sites for almost everything these days from car insurance to supermarkets. A useful resource for switching energy suppliers is this list of Accredited Price Comparison Sites.
Shopping around for the best deals doesn’t have to just be restricted to products that you buy for your home you can also save up to £200 by switching energy suppliers. It’s also worth looking into switching other suppliers such as broadband and TV providers. Have a look at this useful Be an Energy Shopper site for more information about how to switch.
Online Outlet Stores
Visiting a discount outlet at the weekends is a regular occurrence for a lot of families to snap up some bargains but did you know there are sites where you can now do this online from the comfort of your own home? A favourite of ours is the Outlet Discount Finders site by Money Saving Expert.
Discount Codes and Offers Websites
There are a plethora of online discount and offers websites bringing you all of the best shopping deals straight to your inbox. All you need to do is register with your email and start enjoying your savings.
Buy Directly from the Supplier
If you can always buy directly from the supplier, if you buy the product from anywhere else there will normally be a premium on it. Cut out the middle man by going straight to the supplier yourself.
Don’t be Afraid to Haggle
Haggling is common practise in a lot of European countries however us Brits are slightly more reserved when it comes to bartering. Be brave, there is no harm in asking the supplier if they can do you at deal. The worst that will happen is they say no.