Are you safe shopping online? (Part 1)

July 17th, 2017

A number of people are shopping online. Businesses are offering their customers the convenience of doing their shopping online. Shoppers can use apps to purchase almost anything and more people are hopping on the technological train. I am not one of those eager to shop online. I decided to do some research as I wondered [...]


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 [...]


Where does the money go?

May 29th, 2017

I remember when I got my first paycheque at my first job.  I was ecstatic and I decided to celebrate by going on a shopping spree. Of course I was just as shocked when the money was all spent before the next pay cheque. I am older now and much more financially aware, however I [...]


How do you decide what to buy?

April 30th, 2017

Many people focus only on price when they shop.  That is essentially their only concern and other issues don’t feature in their decision making process. Are there really any other factors? Well there are other things that affect consumer’s decisions. Location The most expensive items with the highest profit margins are often located at eye [...]


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 [...]


Be careful of Road Rage while shopping!

December 24th, 2016

This time of the year the road is no longer just a means of moving around town, instead it becomes a dangerous place where every caution must be taken by consumers. Traffic Woes If you drive on the road around Kingston or any other major town you know of the chaos that usually happens during [...]