Here’s What You Should Do When an Earlier Purchase Suddenly Goes on Sale

Here’s What You Should Do When an Earlier Purchase Suddenly Goes on Sale

It can be incredibly frustrating when you buy a product at the regular price, only for it to go on sale in a matter of days. If this has happened to you, perhaps you felt the need to simply suck it up. 

However, there are actually a few things that you can do about the situation. This guide will help you get the best price possible.

Price Match Policy

Did you know that plenty of Canadian retail stores has a 30-day price match policy? If you already bought an item whose price later went down either at a competitor or the same store, they can refund you the difference. 

However, to avail of this, there are a few conditions that must be met, such as the following:

  • The item must be identical in terms of brand, model, size, color, and more. On top of that, it must be available for purchase as well.
  • Certain sales are not honored. The store in question might not consider the refund valid when the competitor offers the product as part of a limited quantity, holiday, multiple quantities, or closing sale.
  • You must show evidence such as an advertisement that demonstrates the lower price.

Lastly, it’s best to always check the fine print to see whether your purchase is eligible for this.

Return Policies

It might also be more convenient to just return the item and repurchase it at the new price. You will get the same result as opting for the price match policy. 

This practice is also more common, so the store employees might be more amenable to this. At any rate, you might want to keep an eye on the price of the product if it’s covered by a 90-day return policy.

End Notes

You might be able to save a significant amount of money by doing these things regularly! At the very least, keep all your receipts from substantial purchases. 

Moreover, it’s also best to be mindful of the price of these items in the next 30 to 90 days if you want to maximize the amount of money you can save.

Charlie Hansford

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