Premium denim can be an expensive investment. Especially when something is marked down, it is easy to wind up with a case of buyer's remorse. Here are a few questions to ask yourself before making a purchase to ensure you get the most bang for your buck.
1. Do They Fit Properly?
Forget about the number on the tag and focus on the fit. It is easy to buy a pair of jeans for the body you hope to have, when you lose a few pounds or on the anticipation that they will stretch. Don't focus on the body you hope to have, or you may end up with a pair of designer jeans hanging in your closet. Check out the fit wiki on tips for getting a well fitting pair of jeans.
2. Is this the best price?
One of the greatest things about the Internet is that you can find some great deals. It is also a great way to do comparison shopping and compare many different prices. Check out the Shopping Wiki for tips on scoring deals online.
3.Have you done your research?
If you're making a purchase online or from a seller, make sure you do your research. If you aren't familiar with the site, do some research and make sure that the items are authentic. If you're purchasing from a seller, read their feedback and reviews before making a purchase. You can also ask for help authenticating in the forums. There's nothing worse than spending a lot of money on an item, only to have it turn out to be a fake.
4. Is there something wrong with this item?
Before making your purchase, do a once over and make sure the item is in good condition. Sometimes when an item is marked down, there's a reason. Are there any marks, discoloring or rips? Is it something that is fixable or not noticeable? If not, skip it.
5. Will you wear them?
If you're budget focused, it may be important to consider if it will go well with with your wardrobe. If it requires you to buy an entire wardrobe, it may be best for the budget to skip. A good deal isn't a good deal if it winds up sitting in your closet with tags attached.
6. Are these a good investment?
It is easy to get distracted by a reduced price tag and a think that it is a great deal. If you're budget conscious, it may be wise to invest in classic, well fitting jeans and stay away from trendier pieces.
7. Do you know the store's return policy?
When making a purchase, is important to consider what the store's return policy is. Buyer's remorse happens but you may want to consider carefully if the store won't allow returns.