There are a couple of things that we all associate with the spring: warmer weather, rainy days, flowers blooming, changing fashions, etc. Another great thing about the spring is the amazing sales many retailers offer. This year, bypass the malls and outlet stores and do your spring shopping online. Here are a few ways to get the biggest bang for your buck while doing some spring shopping this year.
Look On Ebay First
Depending what you are buying, always check on Ebay before looking elsewhere. You can find great deals on things like Ray Ban sunglasses or new hiking equipment. Always be sure you read the seller reviews and be sure it isn’t a scam, but in general Ebay can be a great place to save money.
Take Advantage of Free Shipping
A lot of online retailers will offer free shipping, especially on orders over a certain amount. If you are going to be buying anything bulky or heavy, try to find somewhere that has free shipping. Also along the same lines, read the return policy and try to find somewhere that will pay the return shipping in case there is a problem.
Check Independent Websites and Online Craft Stores
There are a lot of young, new artists, designs, and fashionistas that are starting their own online boutiques or stores. Instead of shopping the same mega-retailers you normally shop, check out some dealers on Etsy and other online freelance shops. You can find some of the hottest upcoming styles for fractions of the price simply because they aren’t a big time name.
Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute
A lot of the online sales and deals are very limited time and if you wait too long, you’ll miss out. Auctions on Ebay will have a timer and other sales usually have an end date. Although you might not be completely ready to use whatever you may buy, it’s better to have it now than miss out later. Etsy and the individual, private online boutiques will always have good deals though!