I was sitting in a store, browsing the racks, when my eyes caught sight of a pair of trousers that I knew I absolutely needed to get rid of.
And they were on sale.
So how did I do it?
By cutting them out and selling them.
The pants were from an old pair of jeans that I had purchased a year and a half ago, and I had always considered them one of the best pieces of wardrobe I own.
I knew they were expensive, but they were the only ones I could find.
Then I saw the price tag on the pair, and was like, Oh my God.
It’s a good deal, right?
I was selling it for a good chunk of what it would have been.
I decided that if I was going to spend money, I was probably going to do it at the right time.
That meant buying a pair in bulk.
In hindsight, I probably could have saved a few bucks by going to the store for the pair in a bulk purchase.
But it was a little out of my comfort zone at the time, so I went with a quick-shop approach.
I had already made my decision about what to buy, so my first stop was to find some of the cheapest jeans on Amazon.
I used a tool called the cheap jeans calculator to get the price.
Then, I went to the checkout and pulled up the pants I wanted.
I asked the cashier to give me a discount on the price of the pants.
It seemed like a fair deal at the start, but after a few minutes, I had to cut the pants in half.
The next step was to figure out how much I was actually going to pay.
I thought that I would pay $10 for a pair.
I went back to the cashiers website and found out how they calculate the discount.
That was $10.88.
The next step, if I had been able to buy the pants for that much, would have meant a little over $60 in total.
So, I cut the jeans in half and sold them for $36.88, which was a pretty good deal.
I ended up saving money, but I also had to decide if I wanted to keep the jeans, which I definitely did.
So I bought a pair and wore them for a month.
And it’s been a long haul, but it’s a step in the right direction.
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