In most of the world, it is the end of summer and therefore the time for end of season sales. This week I ask you to talk about the items you like to buy on sale.
Those emerald green boots that were a crazy idea at full price won’t seem so extravagant when marked down. This is a nice time to stock up on bargains you can use the year round.
As for me, here in Pakistan we have at least one third of summer left. But we have mid-season sales these days.
Here’s a list of stuff I look for in sales:
When I was younger I loved trying out all the latest fashions. It didn’t seem sensible to spend a lot of money getting them full price so I would wait for them to be marked down. Now I know what works for me and what doesn’t but I will still get a scarf or some accessories in the latest styles.
I have always been a bit of an Imelda Marcos when it comes to collecting (no, amassing) shoes. It is therefore very natural for me to gravitate towards shoe sales. Once a friend tried to stop me during a shoe spree by saying, “But you have a black pair of sandals already,” . She was quelled by a stare as I told her those were in a different style.
No avid reader can ever have enough books. What better time to add to your favourite genres than during a sale. Being a techno-phobe, I had never shopped online unti the pandemic. During the past two years I kept my sanity by buying best sellers on line during sales and reading to my heart’s content.
In our supermarkets, fancy (and expensive) groceries like imported cereals and tinned food are often marked down a couple of months before expiry. I am always on the look out for signs like “Reduced to Clear” or “Buy one, get one free” when shopping for groceries.
Home decor items
You don’t really need another vase or new cushion covers every so often. If , however, they are available at a discount, what’s the harm.
Bargains, discounts, deals: these words are music to my ears. I often end up with items that don’t really “spark joy” Marie Kondo style but sometimes I find real gems.
How about you, are you susceptible to the “Call of the Mall” during sales? I would love to know.