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Holiday Shopping Savvy

The holidays are rapidly approaching and many are wondering the best way to approach them especially trying to fit their shopping into a budget. With the economy making many families tighten the purse strings, a large percentage struggling just to pay bills and put a little away to ensure gifts for the family when the holidays get here, we all want to find ways to save and get the most out of our money. At the same time it's hard to walk into the local department store and bargain the price down on that item you'd like to purchase as a gift.

This is where online web stores such as Addoway merchants can make your holiday shopping a wise way to shop and help stretch your budget. Not only can you find perfectly good used merchandise that is many times like new but you'll find it for a fraction of the cost of new that department stores have it priced. And guess what? There's nothing wrong with good used merchandise! You can even find brand new items from online merchants discounted.

Another idea you might never have thought of is looking for a collectible as a gift. Does your loved have a certain type of collect or like any special type of thing they might like to start collecting? There are many great collectibles, antiques and toys available online that you won't even find in your local store.

Many of the online merchants are also flexible with their pricing and are willing to negotiate. Don't let the initial price of the item scare you away. Look to see if they have a best offer option available. If they do make them an offer if you are truly interested. Understand though that when you make the offer the merchant does have their own money tied up into the item and don't offer too low of a price. Sometimes the merchant will accept your initial offer and at times they may counter you back with a different price. It may take a few times before you agree on a price you are both happy with or you may end up not agreeing however don't let that discourage you. If it doesn't work out there's plenty more things out there. Be patient, be polite. Those are the two biggest keys to a successful deal.

Many online venues, such as here at Addoway give you a chance to check your seller out a little so that you can feel more comfortable purchasing from them. Don't be afraid though if your seller is newer to selling online. We all had to start somewhere. Also don't be afraid to ask questions.

Good luck with your holiday shopping. I hope you find all you have on your wish list of things to purchase!



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Wild Rags Place | September 6th 2011 at 1315369102

Exactly! Thanks for sharing and wonderfully written.
Ayuni Gifts of the World
Ayuni Gifts of the World | September 7th 2011 at 1315381496

Thanks for posting this - it's a great way to promote our sales for the holidays!
Fredrick Nijm
Fredrick Nijm | September 7th 2011 at 1315403055

Oh the holidays are rapidly approaching for sure. Thanks for writing this for us and sharing.
buyzjewelry
buyzjewelry | September 7th 2011 at 1315403664

thanks for this very important reminder that the early bird gets the worm!
Tuckerstuff
Tuckerstuff | September 7th 2011 at 1315407979

I gotta get some holiday buyers before I do any holiday shopping. Good post, though.
Donna's Stuff & More
Donna's Stuff & More | September 7th 2011 at 1315428751

Perfectd!
Enchanted Jewelry & Collectibles
Enchanted Jewelry & Collectibles | September 7th 2011 at 1315448320

Excellent post! I hope some buyers read it because it surely will help them...
Indizona Variety
Indizona Variety | September 7th 2011 at 1315452440

Yep, yep, yep! Good shopping advice, and I shop online all the time for gifts.
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BeewtichingItems | September 8th 2011 at 1315511207

Very good advice, I usually start my shopping in February and spread it over the year, easier that way

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