In this e-commerce era, it has become possible to find the best deals using a smartphone or a laptop and have it shipped to your front door. It also became possible to score offers in stores, online and through apps.

There are 3 ways to shop smart and save money in 2019 before purchase, during purchase and after purchase.

1-How do I save money before buying an item?

When I find a product I want or need, the first step is to decide whether I want to buy it online or in-store. Then which store or online platform offers the best value for money. I also look at some items that I think are very important before making a purchase:

-Shipping policy: It is important to know if a price tag is provided online with free shipping, or if the customer is responsible for these costs.

-Return policy: It is also important to find out if a seller or a shopping platform offers free returns or not. With a free return policy in place, the seller pays for the return shipping costs if the customer does not like the item received.

-Location: Where is the item you are buying from shipped? The place of origin of the goods determines how long it will take before your item arrives. However, there are many online sellers who use the drop shipping method. When the consumer buys, the seller (who does not have the item at hand) gets the manufacturer or a third-party device to send the item to the customer. These items are usually shipped from abroad from countries like China, which will take much longer before the item arrives. If you wait so long for shipping, it makes no sense to go through a sender, you can pay less by going directly to Alibabba or ALiexpress sites.

The following are some ways I use to score some great deals
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-Goodwill Outlet Store

Goodwill Outlet is a great example of a store that I have never visited before 2018. Now I can go there and buy as many things as I want for very cheaply and if I am lucky enough that day I can find some branded goods, to keep or resell online. I can pay up to $ 1.49 for a pound of clothes (prices depend on location). In my opinion, goodwill sales are not just for someone who resells online. I encourage you to visit the Goodwill outlet store in your area, it is an experience you will enjoy if you like to find deals and it is for a good cause. If you decide to go after reading this article, or if you have been there, share with us your experience in the comments section so everyone can learn from

-eBay auctions

eBay is another platform where you are most likely to score a deal. It's on my list of smart ways to shop online in 2019 for 3 reasons:
Huge inventory with the ability to make an offer that gives you some control over the price of being willing to pay for an item. If the seller agrees, you have an agreement.
2. LARGE number of auctions you can win for cheap if you know what you are doing. I usually score very quickly by bidding on auctions that end soon without bidders. I found that winning auctions is a great way to save money and trade smart.
Rare finds in all categories
eBay has been around for a while and has a strong brand that offers a good buyer protection policy and has trust from all over the world. The eBay platform is another smart way to shop and also get rid of unwanted items around the house. I sell on eBay and have a top rated seller status with 100% customer feedback, just by keeping my prices low, accepting reasonable deals and trying to provide the best possible customer service. You can still get good feedback, even if the item is not brand new, as long as you are honest and mention scratches or stains in the description. You can find my store on eBay here. I would appreciate it if you check it out, https://raknung.com/%e0%b8%ab%e0%b8%99%e0%b8%b1%e0%b8%87%e0%b8%97%e0%b8%....

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When I find a product I want or need, the first step is to decide whether I want to buy it online or in-store. Then which store or online platform offers the best value for money. I also look at some items that I think are very important before making a purchase: