Stash and Think: Strange Ways to Save Money

Sometimes, when you’re out and about, you see something that you think you just have to have.

Maybe it’s a great skirt, or a DVD you can’t wait to get from the rental place. Whatever it is that you see, you buy it, bring it home and, often, experience regret later. You think, “Why did I buy that? I don’t need it.” Sometimes you realize that you
could have gotten the item for free or at least cheaper if you’d waited a week or so. Whatever the source of regret, it’s too late to do anything about it once you’ve removed the tags, worn the item, opened the box, or removed the shrink wrap. At that point you’re stuck with whatever it is yo...

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5 Responses to Stash and Think: Strange Ways to Save Money

  1. Diane says:

    Good idea! I always save receipts and NEVER open anything or take the tags off until I’m ready to use/wear it. If I change my mind I can always return it – and I frequently do!

  2. Interesting strategy. I have done it at times, just not by intent. What works better for me is just pass up the impulse buying. I know when I leave the house what I want to buy and then limit myself to that purchase. If I see something while shopping I make myself go home and go back and get it. Yes, that does pose a risk sometimes that it will not be there but then I just keep my money.

  3. Chris says:

    amazon.com is a great place to save…

  4. Everyone needs to find an approach that works for them, but I’m with Carol@inthetrenches. If I truly want something then I’ll be willing to go back and get it next week. If not, the interest will fade once the item is out of sight. Ah the mental games we play with ourselves :-)

  5. Carnette says:

    I,also, do a pre-stash and think. While I’m at the store, before I hit the check out, I stop and think about each item. Do I really need this? Can I get it cheaper somewhere else? Do I have something already that I can use to fill this need? This has saved me both time and money.

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