My short little rant I’m about to go on, has been something I’ve been wanting to write for a while. Hopefully, it doesn’t come as a shock.
Those deal sites/blogs or newsletters that everyone has fallen in love with, they don’t save you money.
I used to frequent this site slickdeals.net. I’m not going to lie; I got a lot of stuff for cheap. The problem was it was stuff. I really didn’t need it. I just bought it because it was for sale.
The same goes for Groupon or any other one deal a day site. Everyone I know has about 5 or more Groupons a piece that they still haven’t used. Now the Groupon itself is like a to do. You actually have to clear room in your schedule to use it.
The Deal of the Century…Buy Nothing
The best deal you will find in your lifetime, is to just buy nothing.
Or more realistically said, just buy what you really need. If you buy only what you really need, it doesn’t matter if you pay an extra 10% or so once in a while. You should own this stuff for years to come.
For just one month try unsubscribing to deal newsletters and blocking all deal/coupon websites you frequent. See for yourself if you end up saving money.