Ready to shop? Don’t forget to compare! A good way to spend wisely is to get in the habit of comparison shopping. Comparison shopping means comparing the quality, price, and convenience of the products or services you want before buying them.
As well as saving you a lot of money, comparison shopping also gives you information about what is available in your area, and allows you to use the shopping method that is most convenient and efficient for you.
|EXAMPLE: Comparison Shopping for Jeans|
(at the mall)
|Location:||Far away||Close||My home||Very close|
|Hours:||Convenient||Convenient||Convenient||Only open until 4:30 p.m.|
|Extra Costs:||$10 for para transit||None||$7 for shipping||None|
|Other:||Fun to visit!||None||Can’t try them on||Don’t have my size|
In the example above, we chose to buy the jeans from the discount store. We took the following into consideration:
Use the table below to comparison shop:
Comparison shopping means comparing the quality, price, and convenience of what you want to purchase.