Weblog Get Rich Slowly knows that stocking up or buying in bulk can be a real money saver with the right items.
Photo by A.D.A. ~ Anna Duncan Art.
I've learned that when I find a wine I love, I should buy a case. This makes sense. But it doesn't make sense to stock up on laptop computers when I find a great one. This would be an expensive habit, and the technology would quickly become obsolete.
But many items fall somewhere between a case of wine and a lifetime supply of computers. Lately I've wondered when it makes sense to stock up on products I'm passionate about. (And does it make a difference whether these products are consumable or non-consumable?)
J.D. at Get Rich Slowly is pretty serious about products he likes—so much so that he'd considered buying an extra last-generation iPod shuffle because he doesn't like the new shuffle (even though his current shuffle works just fine). On a smaller scale, non-perishable grocery items are almost always good stock-up items. So, since we're on the topic, let's hear about the items you regularly stock up on, whether it's to save money in the long-run or to future-proof yourself against a discontinued item, in the comments.
When Does It Make Sense to Stock Up? [Get Rich Slowly]