Your 17 year old daughter has a real knack for shopping. And while that might not seem like anything unusual, you are pretty certain that your daughter has taken her skills to a new level!
Just as the summer is starting, your youngest daughter announced that she was going to run cross country this year. Both you and your husband were thrilled that this, her senior year, would include an athletic activity to go along with all of her high school music endeavors would be a very good thing. In fact, what parent would argue with a teenager who was willing to meet at the school at 7:00 am everyday to go run three to seven miles?
After the first day of practice, however, your daughter announced that her first generation fitness tracker combination digital watch was significantly off. While she thought that her practice runs had been the actual race requirement of 3.1 miles, it turns out that the newer watches with their own GPS tracking systems that the other girls were wearing showed that she had likely only been running 2.8 miles.
Although you were not willing to visit one of the local electronic stores and purchase a newer model, she was willing to spend some of the babysitting money that she had been earning to upgrade to a newer model.
On day two of practice she came home and announced that this one pair of socks that she had kept her feet more comfortable and cooler when she ran. Because you knew that the socks purchase would be less expensive than anything at the electronic stores, you were willing to search through some merchandise liquidators websites to see if you could find what she was looking for.
Day three of practice brought her home excitedly announcing that her favorite pair of running shoes were actually on sale at one of the local liquidation warehouses. Knowing that she would need to replace these shoes after 300 miles, she rationalized that it might just make more sense to buy her next pair now while they are on sale, then wait until her current pair started causing her problems. Her dad took that bait and went to the store that very night and not only bought the highly discounted pair of shoes, but also a new pair of running shorts.
The early bird might get the worm, but when it comes to your daughter’s persuasive shopping habits it seems that she is also the one getting the gear!
Overstock Liquidators Often Outsell Electronic Stores and Other Full Price Retail Outfits
If you have some pretty adept shoppers in your home, you have likely discovered the advantages to comparison shopping online as well as visiting liquidator warehouses online and in person. In fact, if you do your homework, you can even find some of the latest popular brands at a pretty affordable price.
For instance, a brand new iPhone 7 purchased from the Apple store will cost at least $549, but you can buy a refurbished iPhone for a fraction of the cost. In addition to helping save you money, though, purchasing refurbished electronics is also good for the environment as well. For example, recycling one million laptops saves the energy equivalent to the electricity used by more than 3,500 U.S. homes in a year.
If you have someone in your family who is the master of shopping, the least you can do for yourself is to look at refurbished merchandise online or at local electronic stores, as well as checking out warehouse liquidators to see if you can find a deal.