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Online Shopping To Recession Proof Your Shopping Habits

Aug 20, 2008
No one wants to admit it, but in the United States, we are looking at recession. They say you need two quarters of negative growth, but we all know that at the end of the day, the economy is slowing, and that means less spending money. One way to recession proof your lifestyle is to do your shopping online. Online shopping saves you time, money and stress. At close to $4.50 a gallon, gasoline is not worth buying to drive around town. It is easier to sit at your computer and get everything you need. With the money you save on gas, use it to buy yourself something nice.

One of the great things about shopping online is 24 hour 7 days a week availability. And, with the help of search engines like Google, Yahoo, and MSN, a person can get anything they want at prices much lower than what they would pay at the store.

Considering fuel charges alone, one trip to the local shopping mall could be as much as you would pay for a new designer handbag. Add on that in most states, you do not need to pay taxes on the purchases, and that can be a 6-8% savings right there. Finally add on that many online companies do not charge you for shipping, so you don't get hit with that cost.

All-in-all, to recession proof shopping habits, you must start thinking smart about using your budget wisely. An average trip to the mall or department store costs about $10 in gasoline, yes, ten bucks...for the average suburban commuter, plus lunch about $16 (minimum), and parking in major cities anywhere from $6 - $15. That's a hefty price to spend an afternoon browsing stores, and you haven't even purchased anything yet. The irony of the situation is most of the stores you browse are available online, too.

The bottom line with recession proofing is two fold. Either stop spending, or aquire the same amount or good but at a better price than before. So, if you don't use gas to go shopping, and then you go online and purchase a product at a lower price, then you just came out ahead, and you didn't have to affect your current lifestyle.

Same is true with designer fashion accessories like handbags, purses, scarves, hats, jewelry, and tote bags. Why deprive yourself of something you want if there is a way to obtain the items at affordable prices. A fashion keepsake is something you will have forever. So, it only makes sense to find something affordable and adorable. Online shopping provides resources to get these special things at great discount prices. Just because something is designer, doesn't mean you need to pay the highest prices for it. Designer product just like any other still needs to be competitive, and priced right. Depending on demand, you can find good deals on designer product at very reasonable prices.

So it's time to the greatest department store in the world. The internet. Get to your favorite search browser and type in those keywords. You want a new designer handbag -- easily, type into the search box, Designer Handbag. A list of resources appears before your eyes. Browse the online stores, compare prices and choose wisely. Contact the website with questions. A good online store will respond to your questions promptly. Find those special places online to get the things you want without any overhead expenses. You can shop anytime day or night, save time, save money and do it all in the privacy of your own home. Who said you need to be dressed up to buy that designer handbag?
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