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Some ways that you can buy things cheap as chips

Taylah Lodewyckx

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Some ways that you can buy things cheap as chips

There is no reason to be spending as much as you do on normal things when you could be using various methods to buy them cheap as chips.
For many people, they do not even consider that you can buy things for less than what they advertise the price, however there is always a way to do so and it can save you bits of money. Financial freedom nowadays is achieved by what you save, and the bits you save will add up over time into a significant amount.
Buying things that would normally be full price at a discounted rate will surely help you to save money, and this money could be considerable after some time allowing you to possibly purchase something more expensive in the future or just save for financial freedom. There are numerous ways to buy things cheap as chips, and some will require using a bit of communication so confidence is key. Furthermore, you may need to sacrifice some comforts you are used to, however it will help when the items you purchase are cheap as chips and will save you a good amount of money.

Here are some ways that you can buy things cheap as chips.

Borrow items you don’t need

If you need to use something such as equipment but you do not need it permanently, rather than going out and buying it, you can borrow it for cheap as chips. Borrowing something is much preferred as you will still receive the item(s) you need for use, however you can get it for cheap as chips and a fraction of the price. This is particularly important for very expensive items such as a truck or expensive equipment such as a camera. If you can borrow these cheap as chips, you will be much better off financially.
Moreover, if you can borrow them for free from family or friends, then this is even better. If you are sure that they will lend it to you for free, then be confident and ask. This will make sure you spend nothing at all, and this is definitely a good way to save money.

Ask for discounts

Customer handing over a credit card to woman holding eftpos machine cheap as chips dealIt is not well-known, but you can haggle down prices at retail stores.
This is where the confidence part comes in, as many people may feel awkward at first about haggling down prices, however it can and will be accepted at some places and sometimes you may succeed in lowering the price to one that is cheap as chips. The more you practice and ask, the easier it will get and less awkward it will feel. The worst that can happen is that they say no.
In order to do so, you can start off by asking if the item you are looking to purchase has any discounts, deals or specials going on at the moment.
If they do, then try to look for the best one. If not, try to lower the price and agree upon one with the retailer. A good key to haggling is to know the prices of the item at other stores, as many stores will have a ‘match other prices’ policy in which they will match the price of another store or sometimes even lower it, which is cheap as chips! Lowering the price on items at retailers will add up and save you a considerable amount of money on items that do not need to be purchased at full price. Sometimes the retailer will not budge on the price, and that is fine, but you never know until you try.
Thereby, it is always worth trying to haggle the price down to cheap as chips to save some money.

Online auctions and marketplaces

Using online auctions and marketplaces is a good way to save money on clothing and other random items you may require. These items are usually second hand, however they would be in good condition otherwise they would not be sold again. If you can handle wearing second hand clothes and using second hand items, then you can save a significant amount of money on this as they are cheap as chips and buying clothes and other items brand new can be very expensive nowadays.
If you are looking for new clothes, online marketplaces such as Depop offer stylish second hand clothes that not only look good, but are also cheap as chips, much more so than buying them from a retailer. Furthermore, looking for appliances or really any type of item you need can be purchased from online marketplaces, and whilst they are second hand, they are bound to be in good condition (or they wouldn’t be sold again) and you can get them cheap as chips. It is recommended to exercise caution when looking through online marketplaces, as some items may not be as advertised. Be prepared to ask questions about the item to the seller, especially if it is a larger item or more expensive one. Regardless, purchasing goods this way is cheap as chips and will help to save money.

Be patient

When you can’t find discounts or deals on an item or you can’t haggle the price down to cheap as chips, them sometimes you should back off and be patient until the time is right. You can create a ‘wish list’ of sorts where you can list the items you want to purchase but were not able to get for a lowered price.
You can then check on these items periodically in order to see if any discounts or deals have cropped up or if the price has dropped, or you can try to haggle the price down to cheap as chips again. Regardless, patience is key when looking to save money as sometimes you are better off waiting for an item to lower its price or receive a discount. Patience is also helpful when saving for an item, as sometimes an item will not go down in price to cheap as chips and you will simply have to save until you have the financial freedom and stability to do so.

Go thrift shopping

Woman holding shopping bags happy about her cheap as chips discounts

When looking for new clothes, thrift shopping has items that are cheap as chips. Thrift shopping has become very popular in recent years, due to the stylish and vintage clothes found in many thrift shops and for cheap as chips prices. It is understandable, and many young entrepreneurs go thrifting for clothes for cheap as chips prices in order to flip them on Depop or other online clothing marketplaces. When going to a retailer, they will have big brand names, however these fast fashion brands are not only bad for the environment but they are also quite expensive. Cheap as chips prices are available at thrift stores which often have second hand big brand names clothing in there that is in good condition.

In summary, you can save money by purchasing items at cheap as chips prices through haggling, discounts and specials, online marketplaces and auctions, thrift shopping and sometimes just some patience is required.
With these in combination, you will be able to save a considerable amount of money through cheap as chips prices and this will ensure some form of financial freedom in the near future.

 

 

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Why you should get your children into a pro-sport lifestyle

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Why you should get your children into a pro-sport lifestyle

Getting your kids involved in individual and team-based sports is essential for many reasons. Community sports can build cooperative skills, teach youngsters how to engage in the development of strategies, while promoting a healthy lifestyle of exercise and enjoyment. Here are some of the most well-documented advantages of encouraging your children to play sports.

Increased stamina and strength

Sports like rugby, soccer, tennis and swimming help strengthen muscles and improve stamina. This is because both the drills and the games require these skills during play.

Better coordination

“Ball sports” as they are commonly referred to are great for developing coordination skills in adolescents. This relates to sports like cricket, soccer, AFL, rugby, tennis, volleyball, badminton and other games where coordination plays a crucial role. The positive effects of engaging with these sports as kids can last a lifetime!

Improved cardiovascular function

Engaging in both team and individual sports can improve cardiovascular health. Put simply, the more active you are, the healthier your lungs and heart tend to be. Marathon running or cross country are especially useful when it comes to improving cardiovascular health.

Better social skills

Encouraging your kids to get involved in sports also has a variety of emotional and social benefits. Team-based sports are great because they help your child to make friends, pick up social cues and learn how to compromise.

Stress reduction

Sport can also be a fantastic way to reduce stress and improve your child’s mental health. It allows them to blow off a bit of steam and forget about any anxieties they might have for a while.

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Some things you might not know about Nicole Kidman

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Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman is one of the most talented and beautiful actors of her generation. She has taken on more than 60 roles since her debut in 1983 and is one of the more formidable A-list celebs.

Here are some things you might not have known about her.

She was inspired to act by the Wicked Witch of the West

The chief antagonist of the Wizard of Oz, the Wicked Witch of the West, was the main inspiration behind Kidman’s choice to pursue a career in acting. He made this decision after meeting the actor who played the Witch, Margaret Hamilton.

She had a stutter as a child that makes her shy

Nicole Kidman has always had an issue of why shyness due to a stutter she had as a child. Even as an adult, she struggles with the shyness that the issue caused her. For this reason, she is shy about going to crowded places alone.

She was introduced to Tom Cruise in her first US film

He first big American film Days of Thunder was where she met her future husband, Tom Cruise. Kidman and Cruise would start in some other films together before their divorce.

She has been the highest-paid female actor many times

At 3 different points, Nicole Kidman has been the highest-paid female actor in the world. She was also named as one of the most influential people in the world in Time Magazine for two separate years.

She has once said she still loved Tom Cruise

While she has been divorced from Tom Cruise for some time now, she has been quoted saying that she still loves and cares about him.

There you have it, a few things you might not have known about the superstar Nicole Kidman.

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You can dress like Kim Kardashian on the cheap

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Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian is one of the biggest female celebrities out there, so it’s no surprise that many women are inspired by her and want to achieve the same ‘look’ that she has. While Kim achieves her looks effortlessly (because she’s Kim), with money not being an issue, most other women need to take their budget into consideration.

Obviously, most women can’t afford to dress like Kim Kardashian every day, since she likes to wear very expensive things. However, there are some ways that women can dress like Kim Kardashian on a budget.

Focus on the ‘look’ and not the specific brand

The easiest way to dress like Kim while not spending a lot of money is to get a general idea of what he ‘look’ is and replicated it with budget alternatives. A lot of the time, the expensive brands she wears don’t have anything obviously unique about them that you can’t approximate with a cheaper alternative.

For example, if one of Kim’s outfits has a cream-coloured skirt, then you can find a cream-coloured skirt in the same cut from many other brands. Unless she is wearing something that has an expensive brand name displayed prominently, you can easily cheat and find a budget version.

Don’t make it too obvious

Of course, if you want to get all the benefits of looking like Kim without attracting attention as a copycat, then you need to be subtle. The best thing you can do is not talk about her with your friends; otherwise, they will have her in their mind, and you will end up being compared to her.

Start slowly and do subtle changes to the outfits you put together, so they aren’t exact replicas of what Kim is doing. Be inspired, but don’t copy wholesale.

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