Everyday, tonnes of deals are being offered by deal sites in Singapore. As a consumer, have you ever wonder what are the things you have to take note of before clicking that “buy” button?! Of course, needless to say, one of the thing is definitely to visit ADL, and see our reviews Other than that, there are other things you should be aware of too!
In this article, Terence, our dear friend from Dealsupermart is here to share with you some daily deal tips! Dealsupermart is a new secondary marketplace for your daily deal coupons! If you are looking to buy or sell your coupons, Dealsupermart is the place to go!
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Hello readers, this is Terence from Dealsupermart! Very special thanks to AllDealsLeak for giving me the chance to become a guest writer! Like most of you, I am also quite an avid deal buyer, constantly searching for the best deals in town! Here I am going to share with you some of the tips I have discovered and personally found useful, and that were used in the course of my daily deals journey.
The tips will comprise two articles about how to make the most of your deal coupons. This first article will be about how to evaluate a deal, making sure it is truly of a good value. Stay tuned for the next article, which will be about keeping track of and managing your deal coupons. Here are some pointers for you avid deal lovers to help evaluate whether a deal is really worth buying!
Check, Check Check!
This may seem obvious to you, of course you need to check what you’re buying before you buy it! Don’t be tempted by discounts, and buy only after you know what you are paying for. The first place you should check is the merchant’s website, where you can take note of important details such as whether there are any other concurrent promotions, or further product information such as menus. If the merchant has no website, you can either call of email the merchant for more information; please appreciate the deal companies’ efforts to provide the contact addresses of the deal merchants! Another source for information is review sites such as Hungrygowhere and Tripadvisor for food and travel respectively. Last but not least, don’t ever forget to read the fine print!
However, if you lack the time for this, you can be sure to rely on AllDealsLeak! I am sure we as deal buyers appreciate the effort the ADL team takes in providing informative reviews, doing all the hard work for us!
Similarly, you must be clear on the purpose on why you bought the deal in the first place. Is it to buy and use for just that one time only, or is it to sample an unfamiliar product or service with the intention of buying it at full price should it turn out to be good? The reason why this is important is because some merchants, spas and beauty salons in particular, usually make use of daily deals to persuade customers to sign up for expensive packages, because this the main way how they make money from deals. Taking note of this will enable you to resist hard sell tactics from merchants when all you want is just a single session, as well as preparing yourself for negotiation should you like the session and want to sign up for full-priced packages.
Don’t Buy on Impulse!
Another tip that sounds obvious; I mean, isn’t this common knowledge as well? However, I have experienced first-hand just how much steep discounts, coupled with a limited selling time, work hand-in-hand to persuade people to part with their money rapidly! Picture seeing a deal counting down fast. You fear that you may not be able to get the deal in time, and you buy it right before the deadline, before you have had a chance to check out the deal in more detail. All of a sudden, the deadline gets extended by one day, and then when you finally check out the deal you find out it is totally not worth the expense.
The above scenario should be familiar to long-time deal hunters and illustrates how one can forget the essential process of checking up the deals simply due to the presence or even illusion of deep discounts. In addition, please take note that some of the deadlines are not really deadlines, so please remember to check, check, check!
Most Singaporeans like to follow the crowd when it comes to deals, so when you see a very popular deal, most likely it will be good! Even so, it is only logical that a popular deal means that the merchant is more likely to be fully booked, preventing you from redeeming your deal. The solution is simple: book early! This is especially true for appointment-based deals, for example salons and restaurants. In fact, some merchants have stated in the fine print that they will only honor the deals if they are ordered in advance.
I hope that these tips will be helpful in your deal buying journey! Stay tuned for part 2, where I show you how to make the most of your deals!
What do you think of the tips above? Do you have more daily deal tips and tricks up your sleeve? Please share your thoughts below!
Thanks Terence for the wonderful tips! I’m sure all of us will be better off with all these tips in mind
Like what Terence mentioned above, feel free to share with us your tips and tricks! We can definitely learn from each other and enjoy the wonderful experience group buying can offer to us.
Stay tune for part 2!
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