Discounts and sales – Are they really worth it?

August 10th, 2018

If you are like me then you love a good sale. There is a thrill of finding an item that normally would have been out of range that you now can afford.  The natural attraction for consumers is to be able to shop without that feeling of guilt afterwards that they had spent too much [...]

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Are consumers being short changed?

June 22nd, 2017

I love to shop.  My idea of a good time is to have the means by which to go shopping and buy quality items at a lower price.  As result of my interest in this activity I have noticed a lot of disturbing trends. Sales or not? I have been enticed in stores with glaring [...]

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The real cost of sales!

April 1st, 2017

It has become a part of my routine to check my email or text messages and see alerts of fantastic sales from the stores that I shop. They promise great bargains and I used to be excited to go and check them out. Recently however, I realized that the sales were really no great bargains [...]

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Black Friday – sales gimmick or genuine deals?

November 27th, 2016

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving Day and the Friday before Cyber Monday in the United States. It is a busy shopping day and is a holiday in some states. Black Friday, which is the day after Thanksgiving Day, is a busy shopping day. Here in Jamaica we don’t celebrate thanksgiving and neither is [...]

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Deal or No Deal?

October 29th, 2016

How often have you seen a sign for a sale and gotten excited? Stores in the United States have special shopping days such as the day after their Thanksgiving holiday. On those days consumers wait hours in line as they are guaranteed a good deal! What about here in Jamaica? Can we trust our sales? [...]

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Shoppers to converge on plazas for exciting deals!

November 13th, 2014

Ironically, at this time of the year instead of enjoying the discounts offered at various stores, I am usually trying to save my money so that I don’t start the new year with any debts. Of course, this does not mean that I don’t appreciate the sales when I see them advertised. Although there is [...]

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