During sale season, people especially shoppers are bashing in for the heaven aspect of it and eagerly mine for a treasure. I have written down some observations which are hopefully justifiable in other peoples cases.
1. Sale enables you to save more but actually doesn’t.
Familiar withe these signs?
A good deal yet tricky but how? These discounts will allow you to save but can also create empty spaces for other items so sometimes things double up. Most people go to the supermarket with a list but not all are thrifts and it goes with buying stuff to fill the empty spaces after your checklist. So you cut a little less on your supermarket expenses and with the extra money, you decided to treat yourself on a lunch out where you added a little extra to pay your food or you saw something you instantly like and bought it with your extra money. In short, you went home with the feeling that you save more because you’re focused on that supermarket receipt that you missed where you spent the rest of your budget.
2. Sale is not a heaven for hoarders
A shopaholic doesn’t know how to count and deduction only applies monetarily. An item had an original price of $4 and went on sale for $2 so you decided to buy three of which you only actually need one and if it’s food related, the other two would end up wasted. The one ignored question is- “do I need this?”, it is the wanting aspect often fulfilled but satisfaction is insatiable and always temporary. Getting a discount would destroy the budget of hoarders due to their instant desire to buy something they don’t actually need because their gratification was heightened at these times and satisfaction will be insatiable.
3. Miscalculation is a problem
It is not about counting how many you bought or how much you spent, or save. It is on the part where budgeting is also equated with prediction. Savings and extras doesn’t matter when you can closely keep tract of what you need in a span of time hence enabling not just cutting on wasted perishable products but also teaching people how to maximize what they have which is also beneficial towards decreasing our unnecessary consumption. Having this set of practice doesn’t necessarily require a person to be a cheapskate but tends to be practical in a manner relating to proper consumption.
4. Exploitative habit that leads to wastage
Gifts are of good intention but buying too much of it can also be unhealthy. A good example is on the Filipino tradition of buying homecoming gifts for their family and friends. A large sum of them of which a friend or a family may not really like. In a scenario where an item is on sale hence makes a good deal enabling one to buy for everybody and the next thing you knew is not buying based on it’s purpose but mainly based on it’s trademark. Henceforth, a person can own as many shoes as she wants where she only uses two of them actually. If we garner this kind of practice, it is also reflective on how wise a person can make a good decision.