The October issue of Glamour arrived in my mailbox and filled me with glee, and I appreciate its effort in publishing an article called "25 Ways to Live Rich on Less Money." Most of the tips were just reminders of things we can do to save, like searching online for coupons before buying something for its retail price, but there was one tip that stood out to me as being more than a simple memory aide. I've used this trick myself a few times and it has worked like a charm every time.
I go to department stores and try on all the designer jeans to see what size I am. Then I find those same jeans on eBay and buy them for less. I save hundreds of dollars.
Sure, it doesn't exactly give you the instant gratification that leads to that shopping high, but it does give you the thrill of getting something for less. Have you used this tactic for saving, or would you use it going forward?