When the banners go up for a sale at one of your favourite stores, it is very easy to be drawn in to thinking that you are going to make a killing and get a whole new wardrobe at a fraction of the price. Yet when you come to it and actually try to find yourself a bargain that you are actually going to want to wear, it’s not so easy. But there are ways to make sure that you get want you want, at the price you want to pay.
There are a number of reasons why stores have special promotions. They can be used to quickly move last seasons stocks in time for the new seasons lines or they can be used to encourage you to visit the store so that while you are there you will continue to browse and buy further items that are not on sale. Or they can simply promote the name of one retailer over another to get more brand awareness. Whatever the reason for the sale, if there is an item you want and the sale is on then it can be increasingly frustrating when you can’t find what you are looking for or they don’t have your size.
When you visit even the best retailers during a sale the stock becomes mixed up and the stores can become so busy that when you do get to a rail, trying to find what you are looking for is simply madness. Shop assistants are so busy they do not have time to help, and when they do have the time, the stock is usually so confused that they can’t find what you are looking for either. With massive clearance sales you may even find that non sale stock has been taken off the shop floor to make way for the sale, limiting your choice even further. You can find yourselves spending hours in a store to finally find the thing you want and then having to queue for what seems like the rest of the day to make your savings.
The question is “Is It Worth It?” and I would say the answer has to be no!
If you want a relaxed shopping experience during a sale and want to see quickly and easily what a certain store has in your size and what options you have, then the simple solution is to shop online. With more stores promoting their online sales before they start and with an increasing number of stores starting their online sales a day or even two days before the sale in the store, the online shopping experience is the only way to go to make sure you get what you want at the price you want to pay.
Historically people have avoided clothes shopping online as it is impossible to try before you buy and returning goods has always been seen as difficult. But as more stores close their changing rooms during the sales and even more stores are taking their changing rooms away altogether, returning items, especially online, has become a very simple process, with a lot of the stock being picked up from your door free of charge. By sale shopping online you can also get to the store a lot earlier. Who wants to be queuing for hours in a high street for a store to open at 5am when you can set your alarm for a few minutes before hand and get all your bargains whilst drinking a cup of coffee in a warm, relaxed and friendly environment. There is no pushing and shoving to get to the rail first and it is quick and easy to find out whether they have an item in your size.