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User avatar #3 - legodude (07/30/2014) [+] (4 replies)
Unless you were about to spend 1000 on the TV and then bought the same TV for 600
User avatar #8 - thefirespike (07/31/2014) [-]
If you go to the store intending to spend $1000, and then only spend $600. then you have saved $400, because its money you didn't plan on having before. If you bought the tv just because it was $400 off and had no intention of buying it before, that is just spending 600$.
User avatar #14 - gallusnasus ONLINE (07/31/2014) [-]
No... when I am planning to buy a $1000 television, I'm operating under the assumption that I will be minus $1000. IF I then find the television for $600, I have saved $400 relative to the money that I was planning to spend, and my net worth has increased by a total of $400, as I am now also in possession of a $1000 TV
#6 - applesdontpee (07/30/2014) [+] (1 reply)
lord knows i've tried to explain this to my mom when grocery shopping. we were getting a pie and the deal was buy one and get the other for $2

we never even ate the second pie
#4 - anonexplains (07/30/2014) [+] (5 replies)
By that logic saving money is impossible , but we know it is, this duck is full of **** .
User avatar #5 to #4 - heartlessrobot (07/30/2014) [-]
Never spend any money. BOOM. You've saved money.
User avatar #20 - zarcos (07/31/2014) [-]
Actually you made $400 because you lost $600 of free cash but gained $1000 of assets.
User avatar #23 - makotoitou ONLINE (07/31/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Except your net gain is +$400 you ******* duck.
User avatar #36 - slapchoppin (07/31/2014) [-]
i spent 600 dollars on something that has a value of 1000 dollars

so i spent 600 dollars but saved 400
User avatar #32 - funnypie (07/31/2014) [-]
I found a dlp TV outside took it in brought a mew lightbulb for 68 bucks.....61" 3D HDTV... I'm pretty happy with the investment.
#28 - ineedthistothumb ONLINE (07/31/2014) [+] (4 replies)
Actually it's the opposite; you MAKE $400. If you go to Best Buy expecting to buy a really nice $1000 TV, you have already adjusted your budget (even if it's just mentally) to subtract $1000. If you get to the store and find that the TV you were going to buy is now on sale for only $600, you aren't just saving $400, but you actually MADE $400. Since you're budget had already been adjusted to lose the $1000, you essentially just made $400.

Think of it like you had spent $1000 and then found 4 hundred dollar bills on the ground on your way home. Making money is all about the mentality.
User avatar #26 - camPOOFeron (07/31/2014) [+] (8 replies)
****** right.
"Shirts are buy one get one half off! You're saving $15 if you buy two!"
No, I'm spending $45.
You little **** .
User avatar #49 to #45 - camPOOFeron (07/31/2014) [-]
The point remains that spending money is spending money. A sale is just a way to get you to do it more readily.
User avatar #21 - brockton (07/31/2014) [-]
but if you wait for the cost to go are saving money by waiting for it to go down...
User avatar #13 - demigodofmadness ONLINE (07/31/2014) [+] (3 replies)
I agree. Whenever I want to buy something I just stick to my guns and buy what I need, I don't get sucked into deals unless there's already a deal going on.

Some pizza guy tried to sucker me, he told me it was "Buy a large, get a large free" I wasn't falling for it, I told that bastard what I wanted and much to his digress he took the order. Me and my friends really enjoyed our large and medium pizza and I didn't get sucked into the corporate bs.
User avatar #18 - shinote (07/31/2014) [+] (1 reply)
This post is exactly the way I have always looked at buying things.

For example: Whenever you go to a store & they're like "Buy one get one free" You didn't get anything free, you just paid slightly less for both pieces of clothing.
User avatar #17 - desmondaltairezio ONLINE (07/31/2014) [-]
this applies a lot to clothes stores
#16 - anonexplains (07/31/2014) [-]
what an imbecile
#15 - anonexplains (07/31/2014) [-]
if you ere gonna buy the same tv either ways, you did save 400

now shut tha **** up with these smartass wanna be comments
User avatar #12 - gamehartz (07/31/2014) [-]
it is a bit like sex sales, improvised on the spot and makes up things for others to buy this.

#11 - angelusprimus (07/31/2014) [-]
That's technically true, but still ******** .
And doesn't work at all if you are a type of person who saves and budgets.
For example my fiancee and me when we want something we open a little account in the bank and have money sent to it directly from our paychecks for a few months until we have enough to buy something. That and similar emergencies account saves us a ton of money.
So if we wanted to buy a new tv, and we saved a 1000 dollars for it, and we go and buy a same tv for 600, that means we have extra 400 we didn't think we'd have.
That's saving money.
User avatar #10 - subaqueousreach (07/31/2014) [-]
What if two stores have the same TV and both sell it for $1000, but one store decides to have a sale of $400 off and you decide to buy it from there while it's less expensive?


What if you missed the sale, but didn't know about it, and bought the TV at $1000. Then the next day you bump into your friend who bought the same TV a week before, and he tells you that you could have saved 400 if you bought it around the same time he did?

The very long point I'm trying to make is that when the TV goes back to $1000 you've effectively saved $400 by buying it on sale.
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