How often are you up-sold an item that you had no intention on purchasing? Or better yet, you upgrade for only a few dollars more even though you were perfectly fine with the basic package? What does a few extra dollars cost anyway?
A few extra dollars.
I’ll be the first to admit that I have fallen for the sales pitch, the smooth talker, the closer and Mr. I’ve Got A Deal For You, but after eating one too many fries, extra cheese and ultimately paying too much for something I didn’t need, I am ecstatic to say NO MORE!
Being able to avoid the up-sell isn’t always easy. I’ve eaten several appetizers, drank too many specials and have several extended warranties to prove it. While this may be true, today I make a conscious effort not to be up-sold. If I’m not interested I don’t buy it.
Knowing your purchasing power and remembering that you are in control, helps to avoid the up-sell cross-sell. More than likely, you won’t forget to order fries or anything else you plan to consume. Before making an expensive purchase, research and budget how much you can afford to spend. Doing this should curb most upgrade impulse buys. Pass on the “big deal”. Trust me. The longer you wait, the better the deal.
Unfortunately, the tips above will not prevent you from being up-sold or from buying another shower gel, body lotion, spray and hand sanitizer set. However, they might remind you that only you can spend your money.
I’m Just Sayin’…(Damn!)