How to shop

Knowing how to shop smarter isn’t exactly rocket science…so why do so many of us get it wrong? We waste time, money and energy on things we don’t need and feel annoyed about it afterwards…. to only do it all over again come sale time. We say enough is enough! Here are our ultimate tips for shopping smart.

Stop panic buying

Why do we panic buy? Do we feel pressured by the moment, maybe we think someone else will snatch it first, or it’s a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ deal? It could be any of these situations…. and sometimes the thrill of buying something last minute can be fun. For example, at an eBay auction - until it arrives, and you realise it’s a bit, well, rubbish.

The best way to stop panic buying is by doing your research. Check out what you want to buy in advance and do your homework. The thing is, we know this takes time, something a lot of us don’t have. It can also be super confusing looking through pages and pages of content. That’s why we’ve streamlined the whole process and created Pick Your Best to help you decide what to buy. Once we know what we definitely want it’s so much easier to stop buying things on a whim. And once you stop buying things through panic, the less you want to.

Check out our Product Chooser - it will save you time by choosing the best product for you, alongside a handy product guide and relevant reviews.

Setting a budget

The great thing about not panic buying is that you save money. Of course, the more we buy on a whim the more money we spend on items we don’t need. By doing our research and only buying the right products for us we can set a budget, save money, time and a whole lot of hassle.

Choose independent advice

At Pick Your Best we are totally independent. That means that our Product Chooser selects items specifically tailored to you, not because they are on sale or there is excess stock that needs to be sold, for example. We are consumer-first we want you to make the best decision for you.

Buy from trusted retailers

Only buy from brands that you trust. If a deal sounds too good to be true on a website you’ve never heard of before, beware as it could be a scam. We only work with trusted UK retailers who can deliver the best quality branded ranges and customer service.

Our priority is a simpler shopping experience that makes it easier for you to make informed choices, not spend hours wasting time researching!

Check out our dedicated shopping sections for Headphones, Laptops, Smartphones, Tablets and Televisions or the Product Chooser to get started.

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Happy shopping!