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Shopping in 2013 - Saving Money, Finding Deals, Being Smart

Updated on December 24, 2012

At last, the long awaited New Year has arrived and it’s January 2013 after the year 2012 that passed away with several ups and downs. For many people, the years 2010, 2011, and 2012 were full of economic slowdown and recession, but then also we have many hubbers at hubpages who managed to make the most out of 2012 by selling best Ebay deals, Amazon deals, and publishing more and more articles or hubs on shopping in the holiday season, i.e. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year, to earn money via online shopping programs. There were many other people who just went on vacation or had taken long leaves and were enjoying their holidays and also shopping for different types of items, either online or from local stores, and there were a few people who were doing limited shopping in the December month and were waiting for January to come. Do you want to know why? Read on. One more thing I would like to add and it is that the information below is for people who want to save money, find best deals, and want to be smart for their shopping in 2013 and is not for people who spend extravagantly on shopping and do not want to save money.

Shopping in 2010 - Saving Money, Finding Deals, Being Smart  Buying bathing suits in winter for the summer months.
Shopping in 2010 - Saving Money, Finding Deals, Being Smart Buying bathing suits in winter for the summer months.
Shopping in 2010 - Saving Money, Finding Deals, Being Smart  Buying in bulk
Shopping in 2010 - Saving Money, Finding Deals, Being Smart Buying in bulk

Shopping in 2013 - Saving Money, Finding Deals, Being Smart – Buy out of Season

The new or recent arrivals and old or discontinued, many stores offer low prices, even in more expensive units, making them accessible to most pockets. But how and when we can find the best deals? The key in finding the best prices is to buy out of season, i.e., when the product is in less demand. For an example when it comes to clothes and accessories, you can find great deals when they are out of season. When the weather starts to change and there is arrival of winter, the shopping stores give way to the bathing suit. The demand for these items is less and the price thereof is considerably reduced because the store owners have to make room for the next season’s fresh items, so they try to get rid of all outdated items of previous season lowering their prices even more and more. So it's not uncommon to find ridiculously low prices in the market at that time to save money and being smart.

Shopping in 2013 - Saving Money, Finding Deals, Being Smart – Wait for the holidays to get over

Also, there are several products available in the market that are not governed by the seasons, but have their own rules. In many cases, these items come in models of the year, meaning that with each new year, there is arrival of a new product, so the principle of "out with the old" also applies to the shopping stores. The companies manufacturing household items like furnished items and electrical appliances, etc. put on the market its new products; therefore, they are forced to reduce the prices of their outdated stocks or outdated models for example cars, etc. Moreover, December is the month in which mostly all the shopping stores in the Western world bring out fresh items with increased cost. Some smart store owners sell their items as fresh, which were previously on sale in this month because of increased demands due to the holiday season, so the months after that which means January and February are almost always to find the best deals and make purchases because now the demand is reduced and there are not enough buyers in the market to purchase their items and this time is best for saving money and being smart.

Pitampura shopping mall in Delhi
Pitampura shopping mall in Delhi

I live in New Delhi, India and here the sale period starts from February month and that is why I am waiting for the month of February to shop for items and find deals, which will be on sale. There are many shopping stores in Delhi, which display different types of items on up to 50% sale in this month and I am doing this every year to save money.

Be a smart shopper and learn the frugal shopping tips.
Be a smart shopper and learn the frugal shopping tips.

Now, you must be able to understand why these few people were doing limited shopping in December or holiday month and were waiting to do shopping in 2013. Just because they are being smart and wanted to find best deals, saving money throughout the year 2013, so now you are a better judge that who is a smart shopper, a person who spends extravagantly buying unnecessary items which were previously on sale and are displayed in the fresh items section with increased prices due to the holiday season demand or a person who shops for really necessary items in the holiday months and waits for the sale period to come to find best deals on shopping.

Hey Dad, it's time to become a smart shopper and get some appreciation from my mother.
Hey Dad, it's time to become a smart shopper and get some appreciation from my mother.

Good Deals & Helpful Shopping Tips

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    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks eshbal and priceinjector for providing these links for easing ebay and amazon online shopping.

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      priceinjector 

      8 years ago

      For enhancing eBay shopping experience try eBay spy add-on:

      https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/192...

      This extension automatically get the best eBay deals shipped to your country for every product you’re buying on Amazon, Buy.com and more retailers.

      Also available for chrome and safari browsers

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      eshbal 

      8 years ago

      You can use 'eBay Spy' chrome extension. It will show you the best deals on eBay, great stuff, often the lowest price in there.

      https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/chhloa...

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks for the appreciation and being my fan Hungry-n-Foolish. I am your fan too.

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      Hungry-n-Foolish 

      8 years ago

      thought provoking hub! i am already ur fan, buddy..

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Go through the hub above and you will find some good points. Rest I will explain in my next hub.

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      hubber-2009 

      8 years ago from India

      where to get the money for shopping? how to save.. when the cost is ncreasing..

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot for your comment Veronica. Saving money is important as is family and personal responsibilities.

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      Veronica Allen 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      It's going to be interesting to see what the new year will bring. I do wonder if people will be smarter about how they spend their money. These are some good tips Sonni.

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