Stores usually seduce you in to spending more money than you originally intended to. That is no surprise, it is how business works.
Some stores make a trick in order to make you buy more things. You may be a victim of these tricks or traps that are set by stores or retailers. They use scientifically proven facts to manipulate you in to buying things.
We have collected some of the tricks that stores use, so that you can prevent yourself from these tarps and save your money as well as stick to your plans.
- Larger carts
By giving a larger cart, stores are encouraging you to fill them. Since stores have been in our lives, many purchasers get a certain level of satisfaction from having a cart full of items. Stores realized this and over the past several decades have been gradually growing the sizes of shopping carts. It’s to the point now that certainly no handful of items will be enough to fill the cart. Furthermore when shoppers are waiting in line and seeing many shoppers with carts filled, they feel almost obligated to go back and buy more so they don’t appear poor.
So before you go to stores, know what things you are going to buy and note them. Try also to pick a smaller cart or just a basket.
2. Price game
How many of us have seen a store price tagged like “4.99”, does that really have a difference with”5.00”. Well yes, it has a big difference. Peoples usually notice the number on the left and not pay attention to the rest of the number. That’s why we see some peoples argue with cashiers saying that they bought something for $4 when the real price is $4.99.
So try to see the difference and know that it’s a trick to get you buy that stuff. Only buy things with this kind of price tagged to them, if they are on your shopping list and you need then not because the price is too low.
3. Free Samples
In the food sections, it is most likely stores offer free samples. Whether it is a tray of teriyaki chicken at the counter of a food corner or cheese shop offering unlimited tastes, we’ve all taken a free bite and wanted more.
Everyone loves free and everyone loves food, but there is a scientific reason behind offering free samples for you.
According to a study conducted by Cornell university assistance professor Miguel Gomez, if a customer test a beer or wine, she (or he) is likely to spend additional $10 buying an extra bottle of wine(with a probability of 93 percent), and to re-purchase wine in the future (92 percent probability).
4. Mirror Manipulation
When you are trying to buy a dress or a cloth, try the cloth and show yourself in the mirror, may not show you how you really look on those dresses or close. They will adjust the light so that you look good on most of the dresses or closes.
So when you are buying a dress or close make sure you go to shopping with a friend. Instead of trusting the mirror, let your friend tells you if you look good on it or not. Then decide if you want to buy it or not.
Finally, stores or retailers will do everything they can to get you spend your money. So try to understand these tricks and traps. Recognize them and don’t fail for them, ignore them.
Make a list of your shop list, and then stick them. Do not test free samples, remember why they are there. If your shopping list is not big, don’t use the larger cart.