24. Always Check Clearance
If you are inside the store anyway, it is a no-brainer to swing by the clearance sections of the store. You never know what you will find until you check this area out. No matter what time of year it is, there is always an occasion to buy for. Birthdays, holidays, baby showers – you name it. If you have the space for it, it pays off to buy low and store the item for a later date. Also, if you know the deal is great, you could always purchase it and try to resell it for a profit!
Also – it is not just discontinued items that go into the clearance area. Sometimes things get dropped – the box may be damaged, but the product inside is in good condition. Some retailers will mark this down up to 50% because just the package is damaged! Always double-check items with damaged parcels – you don’t want to get home, and the product is unusable. Ask an associate if it’s okay to open the package up and double-check that everything is fine. Let them know you are interested in buying it if everything looks good!