Some people seem to have all the luck when it comes to scoring great deals on their purchases. But there's likely more than luck at play behind the scenes. You can make your own luck with a little effort.
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Financial blog WiseBread points out a number of tricks you can use to score better deals. Among our favourites:
- Be patient and vigilant. Sometimes, getting lucky just means waiting for good deals to come your way. But, it's your job to not miss them when they happen.
- Use a checklist. When you need to buy something new, have an actual written checklist of places you can look for a better deal (Freecycle, Gumtree and so on) before you pay full price.
- Have fun with it. Sometimes, frugality isn't just about saving money. It's about the practice itself.
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