100% Wool Coat for $350? *distraught face*
It’s 100% wool? It looks like it, feels like it. So it must be 100% wool. Because it says so? *let’s pause here*Nothing is really what it seems. If I asked you, when was the last time you looked at the tag “hidden” (let’s keep that word in mind) inside the clothing item, you would tell me never, Right? There is your problem. How do you know what your buying is 100% genuine? How do you know it’s really what it truly is? Wool in this instance.
This is my Guide to grabbing Bang For Your Buck, for those special one off big spending ventures *press play*
1. Don’t be afraid to have a thorough look at the clothing item in store.
Yes, I know how weird it would look to thoroughly check out a piece of clothing. But hey, you are spending a large about of dosh, you want to know what you buy is really worth the money you spend. Don’t be afraid to literally turn the clothing item inside out!
2. Check the Pricing.
It doesn’t hurt to have a look at the price tag while you are in the store. Mmm nice pair of pants, looks at price tag *horrified face* $60.00! It’s so thin and it looked good from a far! Argh well thank yourself for looking at the price tag. It doesn’t hurt to have a budget to spend on. As long as you stick to it, you have no problem.
$60.00 to you, $0 to the store.
3. Check the clothing tag.
I have no idea what you generally call them, but let’s just call them tags for now, and I’m talking about these bad boys:
So let’s pick on that tag. You picked up a nice wool coat. You did the first 2 steps, you gave it a big tick of approval. But does it really pass? Have a look at the tag. They are usually located where the BRAND LABEL is, or on the sides near the bottom of the item. Just have a little look. You see this
Instead of this
I know, I know. How absurd. 57% wool and junk for the rest. You were going to pay $350 for it. So realistically you were going to buy a $350 wool coat that only had 57% of wool in it.
4. Don’t be afraid to say no, and shop around. Have time when it comes to shopping.
If you aren’t happy with the quality of it, don’t be afraid to put it back on the rack. Money doesn’t grow on trees. Also don’t be afraid to shop around and have a look at other stores. You can apply these steps online too. Some online stores do provide a photo of the tag for convenience.
So my clueless shopper, you aren’t so clueless now. Shopping should be a fun experience. If you want to apply my guide when you buy something in that couple hundred dollar mark, have a go. Even for fun. Just think of me when you don’t see a 100% wool tag.
Don’t be tricked by a business. Shop smart, save money and have fun!