Bargain Shopping - Things to Beware Of..

Looking for bargain items is a good shopping habit, but before you splurge out do check out item on sale so your money can get good value. ... thumbnail 1 summary

Looking for bargain items is a good shopping habit, but before you splurge out do check out item on sale so your money can get good value.

On Food:

> Check the items expiration date.
> Check for damaged packaging.
> Be on the lookout for products with rotten smell, slimy feel, discoloration, molds etc.
> Refrain from purchasing cans that appear misshapen or bent or bloated.
> Perishable products have higher moisture content than other foods, and this makes them ideal breeding grounds for bacteria and more susceptible to contamination.
> Cook or use these perishables as soon as possible.

On Medication:

> Beware of fake drugs.
> Check if packaging is tampered or broken in any way.


On Clothing:

> Watch out for uneven stitching since these are prone to small holes when used or stretched.
> Cotto, linen, and rayon are particularly known to shrink or expand, while silk, cotton and linen may discolor or bleed.
> Interfacings and linings should be supportive, fastened securely and should not wrinkle the outer fabric.
> Stitching should be secure and have no loose ends.
> Make sure that accessories are sewn securely and zippers zip smoothly.
> Keep the receipt in case you want to return items.

On Cosmetics:

> Foundation and wand-applied cosmetics like lipsticks and mascaras should not have uncharacteristically clumpy or cake-like textures. these are the signs that the items has passed its expiry date.
> Eye makeup should never contain any kohl- a color additive often used to enhance the eye's appearance. It contains salts of heavy metals, such as antimony and lead, and is not approved for cosmetic use. A kohl colored item, however, is just fine.
> Makeup brushes should be soft and full, they should feel smooth.
> Test them first to see if it matches your skin and wouldn't cause irritations and if the product blends with your skin.

On Shoes:

> Try it on. If it feels stiff and its shape doesn't really fit the contour of your feet, don't buy it.
> Shoes of poor quality can cause pains and calluses and don't last long.
> Stick to sturdy shoes without too many glued embellishments.
> Go for leather, it lasts longer and allows your feet to breathe.

On Jewelry:

> Check the metal used - if its too flimsy, it will break easily.
> If you're prone to skin allergies, be careful about buying pieces made of metal.
> If the jewelry feels rough and has add-ons and extra pieces jutting out of the design, it can often snag and damage clothing.

4 comments

QueenZ said...

those were really good tips.. thanks! ^_^

Toe said...

These are very good tips, especially when shopping at the Russian Market where signature clothes are really cheap!

nevermindthis said...

nice tips huh. thanks for that. keep up the good work.

beach_lover83221 said...

nice tips! :)thanks for sharing

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