13 Problems Only The Ultimate Bargain Hunters Will Understand
1. You can never find your Christmas cards when it's time to send them out — after all they've been in storage since December 26th of last year. You know the virtue of buying everything off-season. And even if your storage space is full of items just waiting for the right season to start, the discount you got makes it all worth it.
2. You can't help but feel sympathy for people who pay full price for something you bought on sale. Sure, your friend got that statement coffee table two months before you, but knowing she paid retail for it makes your heart hurt.
3. You always have to schedule work meetings around the flash sale start times. Forget about that important conversation with your boss, there's no way you won't be at your computer when your favorite wine glasses are finally marked down 75%.
4. You're constantly worried you'll forget to use your sale-specific email address when you sign up for another newsletter. There's nothing better than the extra discounts that are delivered to your inbox each day, but keeping them separate from your personal emails has become such a hassle.
5. Your phone battery is always drained because of sale apps. It's okay though, you just got bought that portable phone charger for almost nothing so you and your online shopping will soon be unstoppable.
6. You use a disproportionate amount of brain space to store facts like what days things are marked down at Target and when the closest TJ Maxx gets new shipments. There's no way you're going to miss out on that mirror you've been eyeing for weeks when it's finally discounted.
7. You can never go out on Friday nights because you have to prepare yourself for garage sale Saturday. Sure, meeting your friends out for drinks sounds great, but you know the early bird really gets the worm when it comes to garage and estate sales.
8. You wallet is stuffed to the brim because you save all of your receipts in case you need to do price adjustments. And yes, you will go back to the store even if the new discount is only a few dollars.
9. You're always distracted at Thanksgiving because you're so focused on carbo-loading for your Black Friday shopping trip. You're family just doesn't seem to understand that you need to eat your mashed potatoes in silence so you can prepare for your holy grail — Black Friday.
10. Answering "where did you get that?" always turns into a twenty minute tale about how much you spent and how you got the price down even farther. Sure, you could answer that question with just the name of the store, but where's the fun in that?
11. You never give gift receipts because you don't want people to see how inexpensive your gorgeous gift was. Some people just don't understand the beauty of getting something high quality on the cheap.
12. You won't get out of bed for less than 20% off. When the discounts are only 10% or 15% off you just bide your time until the real sales start.
13. Your family took away your vacation planning privileges once they figured out you were picking locations based on their proximity to outlet malls. But really who can blame you? There are so many deals to be had all over the country.