28 November 2013

Saving Money With Smartphones.

You might be saving thousands of dollars every year because you're playing with your smartphone in the checkout aisle instead of thinking of the Snickers bar.  Now advertisers are thinking of new ways to bug you while you're on your phone.  Because you simply MUST BUY MORE THINGS when you are in the store.

Not mentioned in the article are the people who are connected to Amazon and beep the prices in on their smartphones.  I realllly want stuff like that so I can be a savvy shopper without having to remember everything and keep paper lists in my purse.  I hear some stores are blocking the internet so that you can't compare.  Guess what?  I have legs and I can remember a price and walk out to the parking lot.  You just stand MORE chance of losing me as a customer that way because then, I'll have time to think that maybe I don't want to bother going back into the store.

I don't understand the smartphones, though.  I am scared of getting one.  Already this morning D and I had a discussion.  I thought someone ordered denture cream accidentally with the special Amazon one-click.  Apparently not; it's some sort of whoozie-whatsit for the computer that he bought that looks like denture cream.

I could probably save thousands of dollars on impulse purchases with my smartphone, but then, I would need thousands of dollars to get and maintain the smartphone. 

5 comments:

  1. "...you simply MUST BUY MORE THINGS when you are in the store."

    Pffft!!!
    That's not happening. I shop with a list and buy what I need. The only impulse buy might be chocolate if it's on special and then I'd buy two instead of one.
    I simply don't see the sense in spending hours each day comparing prices for things you might not even want, but then buy because you've found the cheapest price in town.

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    1. You're awesome! But I think you might just be in a very small minority now, have you noticed? :)

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    2. I've always been in the minority. I'm an individual, not a mindless follower of fads. Doesn't bother me in the slightest.

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  2. I do most of my nongrocery shopping on Amazon. I get free shopping because I use the student Amazon. I used my old College account number to get a discount on yearly fee. Literally, I only order items as needed and I get amazing prices. Like the other day I needed to clean my silk plants. I went on Amazon silk cleaner, free shipping, and it was delivered to my door free. Because I order all year long and have good record with them, if I ever dislike something they refund me right away no questions ask. I just got refunded $100 and didn't even have to return product. I don't abuse that privilege. Today I order an amazing bluray player for half off and will get in 2 days. I mean, that's where I get everything. Even where I do all my Christmas shopping. I rarely go to the store anymore except for food.

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