Top Stories shopping
- Beware Of These Pricing Tricks Retailers Use To Fool Your Brain
- How Shoppers Get Conned By Supermarket 'Deals'
- 14 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying A New Car
- Top 10 Mistakes We Make At The Supermarket (And How To Fix Them)
- Don't Buy Expensive Knife Sets: These Four Knives Are All You Need
- How To Confidently Buy Lingerie Your Girlfriend Will Want To Wear
While Aldi’s launch of their new “trial” stores may seem to be an attempt to capture middle income shoppers, it may end in disaster.
Retailers are darn good at inventing tricks to separate us from our money. Whether it be through the price points they choose, how they market their products, or their discounting techniques, they are experts at getting inside our brains and influencing our buying decisions. Here are a few of the most popular pricing tricks retailers’ use, along with some easy ways to fight back.
Having hiking boots that fit right is key to being comfortable and preventing injury. But unlike shoes, you don’t want boots with a flexible sole — keep this in mind when you shop.
A few years ago, I purchased a spare single mattress from IKEA Rhodes and carried it home on the train. It was awkward trying to fit that into the train vestibule. It was even more awkward trying to lug it to the station in the first place. So I for one am stupidly grateful that IKEA is now selling a range of mattresses in a rolled-up format instead.
Tailors, along with cobblers, can help you avoid buying something new every time there’s an issue with your clothing. A tailor can’t fix everything though, so here are some of the big things they can and can’t fix.
On first glance, it seems that supermarkets are offering consumers great deals these days. Many do save us money and the majority of consumers manage the task of judging the value of a deal. However, our new research shows confusion among some consumers about how much they’re saving through price promotions.