If there’s one thing Americans know how one can do, it’s shop — and a recent survey found they’re pretty good at finding a deal.
Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Ollie’s for his or her America’s Biggest Cheapskate contest, the survey sought to seek out just how far 2,000 adults would go to get a reduced deal, plus how smart shopping actually makes them feel.
Fifty-three percent of respondents said they’re proud to be called a bargain-hunter, as seven in 10 are confident that they’ll discover a deal on any item.
But what classifies as a “good” deal? 1 / 4 of respondents said they would want at the very least 50 percent off, but 76 percent can be just as comfortable with a reduction lower than that.
Even on this online, fast generation, three in 4 respondents said they’d wait as much as a month for an item to go on sale before purchasing it at full price.
Two in three shoppers said saving money even helps boost their mood.
Twenty-five percent of individuals said they’re less more likely to purchase an item if it’s full price.
Best stores to get discounts, in line with the study’s participants:
- Food market: 26%
- Electronics store: 25%
- Clothing store: 24%
- Department store: 21%
- Discount store: 20%
Greater than half of respondents said they consider being called “low cost” a compliment at times.Getty Images
“In today’s economy and with the skyrocketing prices on consumer goods, it’s more necessary than ever that shoppers find ways to lower your expenses on quite a lot of items – each big and small,” said John Swygert, president and chief executive officer at Ollie’s.
As a result of the present US inflation rate, 67 percent of respondents agree that they’re on the lookout for bargains now greater than ever.
A fifth of respondents said that the discount store is one in all their favorite places to attain a deal.Getty Images