You don't always have to buy new articles to get hold of a good product. Often it pays to wait or to look at a second hand shop or flea market.
Almost everyone has the same reflex when he or she needs a new product: you go to the store and you will be tempted to buy the latest gadget. But it's really better not to buy some products new, since it will save you a lot of money.
So, where and how do you find products you should not buy new?
Computer- or Console Games
If you need games for your PC, Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony Playstation or Nintendo Wii, you can really save a lot of money by waiting a while. After a few months the price of games drops sharply. This won't only save you a lot of money, but by then you also know whether the game is worth the money or not.
Books, DVD's and CD's
It's not difficult to find used books, CD's or DVD's online, at flea markets or in second hand shops. Sellers and retailers are offering these at just a fraction of the original price.
A brand new car loses its value very rapidly. Some researches show that your car is worth 10 to 15 percent less as soon as you leave the car dealer. Why not look at second hand cars? You can find many recent models or company cars for sale at a very reasonable price.
Kids love toys, but unfortunately it also doesn't take too long before they get tired of their new toys. To avoid paying every time a fortune for toys, it pays off to visit second hand shops. You could also ask friends or families with older children, for toys that are not being used anymore.
Babies grow quickly and it doesn't take that long before they grow into another clothes size. A lot of parents are eager to sell the baby clothes that are not being used anymore, so it's worth checking yard sales for these clothes. And perhaps you find a nice sweater or jeans for yourself as well!
I am sure everyone recognizes this: starting a new sport with the best intentions, buying brand new equipment, but after a few months you're not that much into the sport anymore and the new equipment ends up in your attic. Therefore, if you start a new sport, look for used equipment. Chances are that you have friends or family with overcrowded attics, where you possibly can find useful material.
Buying jewelry can deeply affect your wallet, but if you look around, then it's possible to find bargains. It's a good idea to check out estate sales and reputable pawn shops.