7 Reasons to Avoid End of Season Clearance Sales

Clearance Sale Tips

It’s that time of the year when every major retailer is hosting their annual end of the season clearance sale. It’s usually the perfect time to find some great pieces for only a fraction of the price. However, it can also be an easy way to waste your hard earned money!

For instance, last month Suit Supply had an outlet sale with clothes up to 50% off, and if you’re familiar with the brand you know this sale only happens once a year. So naturally, I filled my cart with everything that they had in my size and I didn’t even think twice when it was time to checkout.

I figured that at the very least, I would just re-sell the items that I didn’t want to keep since all sales were final. Unfortunately, after a couple days of waiting for my clothes to arrive, I started to experience some buyer’s remorse. Suddenly, I remembered how much I hate selling items on eBay, because of the Paypal and eBay fees. Unfortunately, I am much better at buying on ebay than I am at selling.

When my clothes arrived, I learned that some items just didn’t fit and others just didn’t look as good in person. Therefore, I had to prepare myself to sell some items (more on that later). On a positive note, most of the items fit perfectly and exceeded my expectations, because Suit Supply usually gets it right!

So like the old adage goes, you win some, you lose some.

With all that being said, I constructed a list of 7 reasons as to why you should avoid those end of the season clearance sales. Hopefully, it makes you think twice before you click that checkout button.

1. You Already Own Something Similar. I tend to like a lot of the same of things. So often times I might see something on sale that’s very similar to something I already own, but I buy it anyway because it’s cheap. Don’t be like me, if you already own something similar, there’s no need to buy another one!

2. Needs Major Alterations. Even with the low sale price, if you still have to take it your tailor for a bunch of alterations you might end up spending more money in the long run.

3. It’s Not the Color you Really Want. Keep in mind that most items end up on clearance because it was the last available size or it was the least popular color. So don’t force yourself to buy it just because it’s the only available color.

4. It’s Still Too Expensive. Even with the item being on clearance, the promo code, and the free-shipping, it’s still too damn expensive.

5. You’re About to Start a New Fitness Routine. If you stick to the plan, you will definitely need a different a size eventually. Either your gains would make it too small or your weight loss will make it too big.

6. It’s Final Sale. In other words, if it doesn’t fit or it does not look as good in person, its your problem now because you can’t return or exchange it!

7. Too Cheap To Pass Up. The sale, plus the promo code, plus the other coupon code that you found on google makes it an amazing deal. However, you probably would have never given it a chance otherwise. In this case, just say NO because it’s just going to add clutter to your wardrobe and most likely end up in the thrift store.

Thanks for reading and stay strong!

Yours truly,

Akil McLeod
The Dapper Advisor


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