- To prevent impulse buys and to truly separate the wants from the needs let the purchase wait 24 hrs. You might find something cheaper, decide you don’t need the item, or the item is of better quality someplace else. Some people wait 30 days to even 3 or 4 months before buying the item they want to purchase. Sometimes the price goes up, stays the same but maybe even go down. Especially if you wait for a special holiday like black Thursday, Christmas or in season such as winter or summer. Sometimes if it is out of season or even after the holidays. Eventually it should go on sale but be sure to compare prices and do some research to be sure that you know what you are getting.
- Prices for items we want to buy fluctuate like the stock market only sometimes not as bad. Someone in the know said that everything eventually goes on sale. Keep an eye out for coupons, coupon codes and rebates while you are waiting to buy the item. Sometimes if some thought goes into the process you can substitute what you want with what you already have. Maybe a cute luggage bag is available for emergencies and you might already have a small piece of luggage for emergencies but have never thought of the bag that way. Also you might find the same item at a 50% off Saturday at Goodwill, garage sale or even a church rummage sale.