Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Boxing Day, Prime Day… Sellers are definitely making a huge effort to take money out of our pockets and into theirs. We worked HARD for that money.
Do I really need that fourth gaming console? Will I ever use this home exercise bike? I mean, it’s probably cheaper to buy a clothes rack. And don’t get me started on the countless widgets I bought and ended up using once or never at all.
These sales are consumer traps. My four-year-old TV is still great. I don’t need a new one. So what if it’s discounted? There are always sales. There are always new models with marginal improvements.
Over the years, I developed a strategy. I maintain a wish list. I touched on this in one of my early posts. These are things I want to buy, but not urgently. I can afford to wait. These are the items I’d buy on a sale. That way, a sale actually saves me money. Otherwise, what’s the point of a sale?