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TRYINGTOLOSE64 Posts: 65,749
11/23/13 6:49 A

only if I have to, I try to avoid it at all costs

11/23/13 5:03 A

I had my car repaired and the bill came to $3.00 after all my discounts. It was a minor repair but it is so nice to get a break every now and then.

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11/23/13 2:24 A

Nope, was at toys r us today got $60 worth of toys for $13...score

ALLYALLYT Posts: 9,091
11/23/13 12:07 A

not if i can help it

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11/22/13 11:23 P


EWL978 Posts: 2,021
11/22/13 11:08 P

Most all the time!

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11/22/13 11:03 P


EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
11/22/13 8:59 P

I pay whatever price fits my budget for the items I need. I don't really have a clear concept of what "full price" means.

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SHKIRK Posts: 1,168
11/22/13 3:21 P

Only if its a "good" full price. Reasonable.

FEDGIRL4 Posts: 2,066
11/22/13 3:10 P

I try to buy things on special or sale when and where I can.

I always take advantage of store loyalty coupons I get - Petco, Hallmark, CVS (drug store and pharmacy).

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ERICREH Posts: 3,256
11/22/13 10:57 A

Only if it is something that is price fixed like Apple products.

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11/22/13 10:27 A


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11/22/13 12:07 A


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11/21/13 11:19 P

not if i can help it

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11/21/13 10:52 P

Most of the time, I don't as I used coupons and find discounts on line however, there are times that I have! emoticon

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11/21/13 10:30 P

Never, ever, ever.

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11/21/13 8:41 P


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11/21/13 8:21 P

Not all the time. I'm a bargain shopper.

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MNOT2THICK Posts: 10,773
11/21/13 6:27 P

yes, for something I really, really, really want.

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11/21/13 4:34 P

Only at the grocery stores!

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11/21/13 2:58 P

Grocery stores, yes because I don't have a printer to print out coupons nor do I have a newspaper subscription to get the brand coupons. But I do make meal decisions based on what the store has on sale that week.

For other stuff, I'll try Marshalls/TJ Maxx first for a lot of things (DSW for shoes) but if I can't find what I want there, I'll search online for coupon codes that apply to the stores I want to buy from.

I basically look at it as there is a certain level of effort I am willing to go through in order to not pay full price (or shipping for that matter!) but after that is exhausted, I decide whether the item is worth the price they're asking or not.

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11/21/13 12:49 P


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GORIANA Posts: 3,498
11/21/13 12:46 P

I hate shopping, so I pay full price because I hate searching for items at discounters. Unless it is a big ticket item, I just pay the full price.

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LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,332
11/21/13 12:36 P

I do pay full price sometimes. Probably groceries most often. I do buy store brands and try to be frugal but I don't use coupons or run to 5 different stores to get the best deals. I buy what we need that fits in our budget.

If it is an expensive item then I am more likely to search for the best price or wait until it is on sale somewhere.

JAMIRBLAZE Posts: 1,186
11/21/13 12:10 P

Rarely. I shop clearance, outlets, Ross, etc. The last thing that I may have paid full price for were some small Christmas gifts (that were cheap anyway) and bras (style loyalty; while pricey, they last the longest while making me look good). I also coupon when I have them. The local grocer also does a lot of BOGOs, so I always check those for things that I use regularly.

LOUIE-LILY Posts: 2,501
11/21/13 8:59 A

I try never to - I agree - prices are artificially inflated!


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WALIDGAZALA Posts: 8,106
11/21/13 8:52 A

This and that

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11/21/13 8:37 A

I buy a certain brand of children's clothes for my Grandkids because I like them. They have always, always been priced at $6.99 per piece marked down from $12.99. The trouble is they have never ever been priced at $12.99 over the 4 years that I have been buying them. Where is the sale in that? I think sales are just the real price of something that has been over inflated in the first place. If I want to buy something and I feel the price is reasonable I buy sale or no.

TENNISJIM Posts: 11,395
11/21/13 6:10 A

I check prices and most time I do pay full price

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11/21/13 6:06 A

Check prices and then shop on-line for cheapest

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11/21/13 5:57 A

I research prices before I buy on big items. In UK is brilliant for comparing products and prices - I'm sure you must have a US equivalent. I manage to get a lot of groceries on offer by buying at the right time or choosing the products that happen to be on offer that week. Occasionally I have to pay the full price for some things though!!

MYAKAYAH Posts: 7,341
11/21/13 5:10 A

I try to buy things on sale but once in a while you just have to suck it up on certain things & pay the price now. If you buy cheap quality it wears out faster and then you pay for something twice. VERY BAD~

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SWAN47 Posts: 5,859
11/21/13 1:21 A

yes but try not to

ALLYALLYT Posts: 9,091
11/21/13 1:19 A

not if i can help it

EOWYN2424 Posts: 6,418
11/21/13 12:49 A

I actually prefer to shop when there's no sale; to avoid the crowds! I HATE crowded places! I'd rather pay full price to shop in comfort! That said, like a previous poster said, sometimes when you want to buy something and it happens to be on sale, it IS a nice surprise! But I wouldn't brave the crowds just to go to a sale, unless I need to, like when I ran out of usable underwear, so I just went to the sale to stock up on them! But I ended up spending more than RM700! Sometimes, I think you tend to spend more when there's a sale. But I needed the underwear anyway, so I just bit the bullet and braved the crowds!

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11/20/13 11:28 P


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11/20/13 10:57 P

Not if I can help it.

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11/20/13 10:29 P

LOL, A swimsuit that makes you look good is worth double the price!

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11/20/13 10:29 P

not if i can help it

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11/20/13 10:19 P

Try to only buy on-sale items. Also, trying to use coupons more at the Grocery store.

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11/20/13 10:04 P

Seldom, if ever

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11/20/13 9:54 P

Honestly, I almost never pay attention to whether something's on sale. Sometimes I find out something's on sale when I'm checking out, an it's a nice surprise, but it doesn't really determine whether I buy it. If I want it and can afford it, I buy it. If I don't want it I don't buy it. If I can't afford it, I either save money until I can or decide it isn't important enough to bother with. I just don't have the diligence and patience to pursue sales. All my purchasing decisions are based on the actual price of a product or service and whether I feel it's a good value to me.

Edited by: -THENA- at: 11/20/2013 (21:55)
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11/20/13 9:53 P


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11/20/13 9:50 P

I never pay full price for anything. If it is not marked down at least 40% then I guess I really don't need it. I am addicted to clearance racks.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 14,253
11/20/13 9:37 P

I try to get a sale when I can. Especially when it cones to my favorite brand of clothes, from Coldwater Creek

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JULIA1154 Posts: 1,783
11/20/13 9:22 P

I don't see the point in overpaying but, honest to God, I am SO sick of our culture's obsession with getting a "deal"!

In my opinion, if it's a good value and your need it, then buy it. If it's not, then don't buy it. If you need a new swimsuit and find one that looks good, go for it! (And congrats to the poster above who did just that!

Sometimes I think people don't care what the actual price is, as long as they think they're getting a discount!

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,381
11/20/13 8:35 P

I did used to pay full price for any article of plus-size clothing that made me look good.

Yeah, i could wait for the sale but then what if they were out of my size?

It's a bit easier now that I'm no longer reliant on plus size clothing (which - at least in my area, there's not all that many retail options!)

I also recently payed a RIDICULOUS full-price for a bathing suit that was kind to my jiggly 48-year-old weight-loss-induced-excess-skin covered body (cuz i'm going to mexico in December). Yeah, there were cheaper suits but uhm. Yeah. Sometimes you just gotta suck it up and pay for what "works."

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11/20/13 7:40 P


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11/20/13 7:37 P

Of course, with all of the items we need often, groceries, etc. there simply can't and won't be a sale on everything, life doesn't work that way, at least, not where we live.............maybe in heaven, we will do better.

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11/20/13 7:29 P

I look at all of the so called sales that I see advertised all year long and feel that prices must be artificially inflated if they can afford to discount all of these items on a regular basis.

I do my best to never pay "full price" for anything! I shop the sales, use coupons, shop at Ross etc. I buy cars used at clearance events! Yes, I'm frugal...or cheap...

What would you pay "full price" for?

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