1. When searching out the best price for a big ticket item, make sure to check the store reviews to see if other customers experienced a good knowledge of them. It is also a good idea to check with the Better Business Bureau as well. You want to be sure that the business is legitimate and values you as a client.
2. Pay close attention for potential sales online starting as soon as Wednesday. Many brick and mortar stores do sales on the weekends, and to compete, many online retailers have moved their sales days up by several days. You can often find exceptional mid-week bargains with just a little online research.
3. Check out coupon sites. Anything you want to buy may have coupons or discount codes. Before you purchase something, make sure that you have the ability to have a few seconds and do a quick search. You might even wish to bookmark some coupon sites to have ready when you buy.
4. When you're shopping online you should be sure you know who you're buying from. If you're buying with an online auction site, only purchase from people that have positive feedback. On other sites look to see if they are a reputable company by searching for reviews upon them online.
5. If you are looking at purchasing from the seller the first time, take a moment to carefully examine their past customer reviews. As a general rule this will give you an approximate idea of what type of goods and services you should expect yourself. Anyone who has been rated lowly time and time again should be given a broad swerve.