Deidaatip – make the most of EoFY sales

Deidaatip – make the most of EoFY sale

‘EoFY sale’ – the word itself is enough to get most of us into a tizzy. We brave the winter chill, rug up in beanies and boots and march resolutely towards the nearest shopping mall, armed with our trusted credit cards! We scout the stores for best bargains, determined to nudge other like minded shoppers out of the race. The ‘brave’ among us thrive on ‘sales’, energised by the competition and aggression, while the timid cower in fear, elbowed out by their more aggressive counterparts.

How do we make the most of EoFY sale? Practise caveat emptor

EoFY sale is the mother of all sales. At the end of financial year, every store tries all the tricks in the trade to reduce inventory.  EoFY sale is on cars, clothes and household items. I even spotted an EoFY sale on printing ink! No doubt, more items go on sale at the EoFY sale than any other sale. Along with good merchandise, samples, seconds and rejects are also out in full force. It is a good time to practise the rule of ‘caveat emptor’ or ‘buyer beware’ i.e., the buyer alone is responsible for checking the quality and suitability of goods before a purchase is made.

Brave the serpentine queues in front of the trial rooms and try the clothes to ensure they fit you. Some garments look good on display but do not do you any justice, when worn.Trial rooms are safe havens for a close inspection of the clothes you have selected.  Do not take too long – unless you are unfazed by the ‘stony glare’ of the one next in queue. Shop for shoes in the morning. Feet swell up by the evening. Walk the length and breadth of the store wearing the shoes of your choice. Do they feel comfortable? Are they too snug or too narrow? You may seek advice from a qualified shoe fitter. Ill fitting shoes are best avoided. If in doubt, SOS Deidaa.  A couple of members in the Deidaa team are qualified and experienced adults’ and childrens’ shoe fitters.

How do we make the most of EoFY sale? get a shopping buddy

Do not shop alone. Take a trusted friend, sister, mother or daughter with you. You are likely to make less mistakes if you get some honest, unbiased advice. You could take your other half as well. Make sure he/she is an avid shopper like yourself. My other half has the ‘let me go ‘ expression within fifteen minutes of hitting the stores. Soon after, he nods off on the first empty couch he finds or heads to the food court.

How do we make the most of EoFY sale? be hydrated

Shopping at EoFY sales can be emotionally and physically draining. The crowds and the clutter can take a toll on your nerves. Trial rooms can be asphyxiating. Carry a mini water bottle with you. Make sure it is not leaking. I had an embarrassing moment once, when unknown to me, I was leaving a trail of my crime wherever I went. If you suffer from claustrophobia, go out for fresh air now and then.

How do we make the most of EoFY salE? shop online

You can do all of the above or shop online, far from the madding crowd, in the comfort of you own home, sipping  a hot cuppa, snuggling under a duvet, dressed in your jammies! Online sales often commence before sales at bricks and mortar stores. If you are a savvy online shopper, you are sure to scoop up a few bargains. Look for online fashion stores like Deidaa, who offer secure shopping, world wide free shipping, no questions asked returns and online support.

Use EoFY sale to your advantage. Do not shop on an empty stomach. Do not shop when you are feeling low. You may end up binge shopping. Detect the gaps in your wardrobe, draw up and adhere to a ‘critical items to shop for’ list. The list, however, does not prevent you from picking up a few precious gems! Do not fail to share your EoFY shopping experience with other members of Deidaaratti (Deidaa Mail Club) on this forum!