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We’ve got the insider tips to navigate your way around this crazy shopping holiday!
Other than retail stores and online shops, try social marketplaces like Carousell – you’re bound to score some deals! (We bet you that more people will be taking the chance to sell their preloved treasures!)
Packages from overseas valued over S$400 are subject to taxes. If you’re making a bigger purchase than that, consider splitting your order up to avoid having to pay taxes.
When shopping online, open an incognito window to enable private browsing. Some websites track your previous visits and adjust their prices accordingly. Meaning to say, if you’re ogling at that dress for the fiftieth times, they’re more likely to think, “Man, she really wants this,” and offer you a higher price.
For instance, there are notorious sales for fitness equipment nearing the start of the year for people trying (and eventually failing, but hey, they tried) to get in shape as a New Year resolution. Wait till then instead!
Mailing lists are great, but you’ll find deals on all sorts of platforms. Follow your favourite brands’ Instagram stories and Facebook updates and more, where they might release exclusive deals or discount codes.
Shopping on Amazon? Check CamelCamelCamel for a product’s price history so you don’t get tricked into buying things labelled “on sale” when they actually aren’t really!
By Pinky Chng / updated November 2019
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