January sales tips

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Today’s second goo Ranking is another one quite appropriate for the time of year, a look at bargain-hunting tips.

Demographics

Between the 5th and 7th of November 2012 1,049 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 58.8% of the sample were female, 10.2% in their teens, 14.6% in their twenties, 27.5% in their thirties, 25.1% in their forties, 11.0% in their fifties, and 11.7% aged sixty or older. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.

Here’s the typical January sales scene where everyone rushes for a lucky bag:

My bargain hunting for this year was as it is every year, a Mr Donut lucky bag, but despite four visits to three different shops they were all sold out when I turned up, so I guess I should have done number 10…

Ranking result

Q: What bargain-hunting tips do you have? (Sample size=1,049)

Rank   Score
1 However cheap it may be, don’t buy something with a design you’re not interested in 100
2 Set a budget before going shopping 97.1
3 Go bargain-hunting alone 86.4
4 Have a preliminary inspection of the shop before the sales start 80.3
5 Make a list of what you want 69.3
6 Check beforehand when the time sales are 46.9
7 Don’t wear shoes that are difficult to remove 43.4
8 Frequently visit the shops during their sale 36.2
9 Confirm the size of clothes you’ve got your eye on before the sales 34.0
10 Queue up at the shop before opening time 26.2
11 Wear a one-piece that makes it easy to try on other clothes 23.6
12 Don’t go on the first day of the sale 22.0
13 Decide beforehand how you are going to pay 20.7
14 Sign up ahead of time for the email newsletter from the key shops 14.2
15 If you’re in two minds about something, just buy 11.3
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