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05.Boxing Day sales

ONLINE_ChristmasRipOffs_Filler_Shopping You can snap up some great bargains and stock up on Christmas decorations for next year during the end-of-year sales. Use our checklist below to make the most out of them.

  • Plan Make a list and divide it into "needs" and "wants". Check flyers and websites for the best offers before heading out to the sales, and be sure the offers are honoured at the store. 
  • Shop around Just because something is on sale doesn't necessarily make it the best deal. Many shops are willing to price match.
  • Haggle You’ll have better leverage if you can pay cash.
  • Buy online and avoid the crowds, but check the reputations of online sellers and be very careful if they’re based overseas.
  • Don’t overspend, and if you’re prone to getting into credit card debt, make sure you use a low-rate credit card.

 

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