After taking the Dave Ramsey course, Financial Peace University, his saying..."NEVER pay retail" sticks in my head. Dave teaches that you should never, never pay retail price for an item. I can't say as if I follow this 100% of the time but most times, I check for a coupon or a discount.
My tip this week is one that resulted in a $345 discount on something we had to buy anyway. We are in the process of purchasing another house (more on that later) and our home inspection needed to be done. I called 3 places and got prices from each. 1 place charged $300, one was $325 and one was $345. Our realtor highly suggested we hire the $345 guy so after I had gotten all of the prices, I called the highest price one back and asked if he'd price match our $300 offer. He said that he doesn't usually do that but asked who we were working with. I told him our realtor's name and the inspector said, "Oh, I have a deal for you then. I gave all of my realtors a coupon to use for 1 free inspection when I started my business and she hasn't used hers yet. It needs to be used soon so I'll go ahead and do yours for free."
SCORE!! I just saved us $345 on the spot by simply asking if he could price match. I do it all the time. Walmart price matches so I take ads in there and price match items almost every week. I just helped my brother save $600 on a kitchen table set by calling 5 other places and finding the lowest priced one. I called back to the store he originally looked at the table at and low and behold, they had a 110% price match guarantee so not only did they match the lowest, they took an extra 10% off of that.
I bet I save thousands of $$ each year by never paying RETAIL! :)
I'm a Christian, wife, mom to 2 beautiful kids, full-time elementary educator and Blog enthusiast. Blogging is my down time and I'm addicted! You will find I post about my passions; my family & friends (and how blessed I am), getting out of debt, being frugal, home improvement, real food, and misc. other topics. Enjoy and be blessed!
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