Beating The 20%
Beating The 20%

Beating The 20%

Now that VAT has gone up to 20% and fuel prices appear to be spiralling out of control:

How are you going to fight back?

I recently read a thought provoking article in ‘Red’ magazine about reinventing the way we shop and how entrepreneurs can help us save money but still be able to have the things that we want.  Yes, there are the usual charity shops,  car boot sales, Bargain Pages, e-bay, Amazon and other internet shopping bargains.  However, this article suggested other options.

  1. If you don’t mind wearing second hand clothes and you like vintage, have sales around the country and gives everyone the opportunity to buy quality goods for a fraction of the cost.
  2. Can’t afford to buy any outstanding sets of sparkly rocks to wear for a special occasion.  Now you have a great opportunity at to hire fantastic jewellery on a weekly basis for a fraction of the cost.  Just wish I had a special occasion coming up.  Never mind my time will come.
  3. Have you ever wanted to try a product before you buy to make sure it is really what you want?  Now you can with for a small cost such as jewellery, machinery, cameras.  Amazingly the top loan is the      iPad.  I’m sure most households have got a host of items hanging around, that have only been used a handful of times and clogging up space.  Why not put them up for loan and make a bit of income.  What’s even better you can chose to give the money to a chosen charity.


Well, I don’t know about you but I have already begun to empty out some of my old shoes.  Don’t get me wrong I’m no Imelda Marcos but I do have a few pairs that don’t get worn any longer.

Happy searching, selling and bargain hunting.

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