How to Buy Name Brands at Bargain Prices

Who doesn’t love a deal?  There’s a great thrill in getting name brand clothing and consumer goods at Wal-Mart prices.  However, in order to do so, you’ve got to know a thing or two about where to look.  Whether you’re a seasoned deal-hunter or a newcomer to the bargain side of life, check out these tips and tricks for scoring name brand goods at rock bottom prices!

Visit Outlet Stores!

When it comes to clothing, there are two types of outlet stores.  One type carries goods made specifically for the outlet (i.e. the Gap Outlet Store).  The other carries goods that didn’t sell at the retail stores or were marked unsatisfactory for quality reasons (i.e. Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th).

Both offer great prices.  However, the latter type of store offers great value.  You can find designer brands at Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th and similar stores at prices of 80% off or more!

Search eBay!

eBay is a goldmine if you have the patience to sift through it regularly.  Start searching for designer brands, and you’ll soon find many scams.  Fake designer clothing is typically sold by scammers who use stock photos, have hundreds of auctions, and sell for unreasonably low prices.  If you have to think too much about whether or not you’re dealing with a fake, then you probably are.

Your best bet is to hold out for an individual or small boutique to post whatever it is you’re looking for.  The product is almost always authentic in this type of auction listing.

Go Thrifting!

The quality of thrift stores tends to correlate with the income of the surrounding area.  Visit Goodwill stores and other thrift stores to search for bargains.  On certain days, many thrift stores offer 50% off.

One word of advice: find out when the new donations hit the floor.  Experienced thrifters are sifting through these items first.  Join their ranks!

Bonus Shop

If you happen to live anywhere near northern Alabama, be sure to check out the Unclaimed Baggage Store, the ultimate destination for lost luggage.  Who knows… you might even find something that belongs to you!

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