Persuasive Speech About Shopping

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Have you ever overpaid for something? I think we all have. Your money—practically wasted. Luckily, I can teach you how to put an end to the anguish and regret you feel when you find your wallet and your shopping bag practically empty. By taking advantage of promotions, shopping second-hand, and comparing prices, you can prevent yourself from making the mistake of blindly overpaying.
1. Promotions, Please.
Promotions are a must when shopping retail. The simplest way to ensure you are not missing out on any discounts is to ask. Ask a salesperson if there are any good sales going on or discounts available. Many times salespeople do not bother to inform shoppers, or sometimes they simply forget. Also, before you make a purchase, look online and
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Old to You, New to Me
My second shopping tip is shopping second-hand. I understand that some people prefer to buy items new. If you do not have any opposition towards used items, this tip is for you. My favorite places to shop are consignment shops, rummage sales, and flea markets or swap meets. They can be gold mines. I have come across items with the tags still on them. These places can be hit-or-miss, and you might have to search thoroughly. But, if you are up for the challenge, it can be quite rewarding. Finally, never be afraid to negotiate. Often, sellers will take less if you simply ask. Remember, the worst they can say is "No."
3. Browse Before You
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This might appear obvious to many shoppers. But I believe multitudes of people purchase items without ever considering what they buy could be found elsewhere for less money. Even I am guilty of assuming that Walmart has the best prices on everything. If I take a small amount of time to search for a specific coffee maker, I can find the large chain store 's prices such as Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and Sears, along with other smaller retailers. (In some cases smaller stores ' prices are lower.) Many stores price match, so if I prefer to shop at Walmart because I live close to one, I can have them match the competing retailers lower price. Also, many retailers provide free shipping on online orders totaling a certain amount. Therefore, if physically visiting the store with the lowest prices is not feasible, shoppers can order items online for no extra charge. However, ordering from brick-and-mortar stores—physically or online—is not always the best option. Websites such as Amazon and eBay have millions of items from multiple sellers. Sellers will compete with each other for the lowest price, often providing shoppers with a price lower than those of larger stores. Regardless of how and where you purchase your items, taking time to shop around is a wise

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