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Things You May Not Know About Smart Bargain Shopping

Comparison Shop After Your Purchase

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Okay, so you have made your decision on what you are going to buy, where you are going to buy it, and how much you will pay for it. However, what if you make your purchase and find out the next week that the price was further reduced? If you were careful about where you shopped (Tip #1), then chances are you will be able to recoup some of the money.

Most stores offer a specific time period for you to get a price adjustment on an item that has received further reductions after your purchase. They may even adjust to competitor's prices after the sale if you bring them all the proper documentation such as your receipt and a copy of the advertisement. Ask the store what their policy is regarding price adjustments before you make your purchase and make sure to get a hard copy of the policy for your records.

For stores that fail to cooperate within a reasonable time (generally two weeks are what most retailers consider reasonable) then simply return the merchandise and repurchase it at the lower price, elsewhere.

Just remember though, if you do not shop after the purchase you will never find out that the price was further reduced. Also, the burden of proof is on you so keep your receipt!

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