questionshow do you plan purchases?


It breaks, I buy. I need, I buy.

That simple for me.


Honestly, it depends on what the item is. For a large purchase (riding mower, TV, Computer, etc) I wait for a sale. A car, I wait for year-end closeouts or a stellar deal on a used car, but it's not like I buy that often. For everything else, I buy it when I am in need of it, but I always shop around for a good price before I pull the trigger. My general rule of thumb is if it's less than about $20, I just buy it locally. If it's more than $20, then I'll likely save by buying it online.


Tablets had better be on sale this Black Friday, as I have already promised my old one to my mom....