There are two basic types of shoppers: convenience shoppers and bargain hunters. Convenience shoppers want the item they're looking for to be readily available and are willing to pay any price to have it now, whether it's a set of snow tires or a glass vase for their living room. Bargain hunters, meanwhile, are willing to spend days, weeks, or even months searching for the item they want if it means they can get it at a discount over the retail price. If you're looking for ways to save money in the recession, let us teach you the basics of bargain hunting.

For most bargain hunters, it's not necessarily the price savings that gives them the satisfaction, but winning. In their minds, they're on a mission. That mission: to find used comic books for under $5.00. The longer their search, the sweeter their victory will be in the end because they had to face such adversity. It's not merely the end result they enjoy, though. There's also the thrill of the hunt - the possibility that they might find what they're looking for today - and the excitement of discovering other new items as a product of their search.

If you're new to bargain hunting, the most important thing you can do is train yourself not to expect to find what you want quickly. Bargain hunting is not like visiting the auto shop for a new wiper blade. It's more like looking for a needle in a haystack. To maximize your chances of success on your first few items, be as nonspecific in what you're looking for as possible or have several things that you can look for at once. You'll probably find at least one thing, which will empower you with a feeling of success. Wheels Automotive Dealer Supplies Inc.

So where do bargain hunters shop? Bargain hunters shop at the same places you do - department stores and malls. The difference is that bargain hunters usually only look at the regularly priced merchandise to get a baseline on their price expectations. Then they spend most of their time in the sale section of the store, at discount or outlet stores, or at secondhand shops, flea markets, or at rummage sales. This is because the best place to find a bargain is in a shop where the owner has no idea of the item's worth.

If you want to be a serious bargain hunter, you'll have to give up the idea that you can find things that are as sparkly as the show vehicle in a dream car raffle. The reality is that in order to get a great discount, you may have to be willing to refinish, repair, slip cover, repaint, or clean up the item before you can use it.

Some businesses we know

Dufferin Rogers Dental Clinic Family Dentist & Dental Implants
2032 Dufferin St, York, ON M6E 3R5
(416) 658-3384

Trinity Family Dental Clinic Whitby
185 Thickson Rd, Whitby, ON L1N 6T9
(905) 579-5551

TPI Personal Injury Lawyers
2800 Skymark Ave #503, Mississauga, ON L4W 5A6
(905) 361-1500

Uptown Yonge Dental
2717 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4N 2H8
(416) 487-3333

Adelaide Barks Dog Daycare and Boarding
23550 Highbury Ave N, London, ON N0M 1P0
(519) 854-1214

Super Steam London Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning
1020 Hargrieve Rd #10, London, ON N6E 1P5
(519) 857-9444

Green Collar Landscaping and In-Ground Pool Installation
1632 Wilson St. West Ancaster, Ontario L0R 1R0
(289) 339-8746

Ike's Asphalt Driveway Paving Company and Paving Contractor
4288 ON-3, Simcoe, ON N3Y 4K4
(519) 280-3122

Glenn D. Godfrey & Co. LLP Law Firm
3rd Floor, 35 Barrack Road, Belize City, Belize
+501 223-3530

Elev8 Aesthetic Medicine Inc. Botox Lip Fillers, Microneedling and PRP for Hair Loss
123 Pioneer Dr Building J, Unit #2, Kitchener, ON N2P 2A3
(519) 748-7284

Davidson's Jewellers
790 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3V6
(613) 234-4136

Easy House Loan Mortgage Broker
940 The East Mall Suite 202, Etobicoke, ON M9B 6J7
(647) 613-3279

Law Offices of Leonard F. Baer, PLLC - Elder Law Firm
1571 Bowery Rd, Highlands, NC 28741
1 828-371-0383

A to Z Storage, Self Storage Units, Boat & Car Storage
28607 Centre Rd, Strathroy, ON N7G 3H8
(519) 299-0179

Shamrock Pest Management
35 Walker St, Grand Bend, ON N0M 1T0
(289) 668-8062

Forest City Bounce & Party Rentals - Bouncy Castle and Party Inflatable Rentals
1020 Hargrieve Rd #10, London, ON N6E 1P5
(519) 200-0402


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