When August comes around everyone knows that that is school season, and its time for shopping. For the college student this is a little more than just picking up binders and colored markers. They have to shop for necessities that will last them for 3-4 months. Well the college school shopping can be pretty hectic that is why shopping early is not only a wise choice but cheaper decision as well.
The earlier you go school shopping the less expensive it will be on your pocket. It is common knowledge that all stores mark up the prices on school supplies in the middle and ending of August when everyone is getting ready for “back to school” So in order to beat the price raise, you should start shopping as early as July for the stuff your college kid needs.
Also you will have time to compare prices of merchandise between department stores, and even on the internet. Comparing prices is your power as a consumer. So the earlier you start your college shopping the more control you have on your pocket.
During the back to school rush stores seem to be turned upside down. The floors are dingy, the items are misplaced, and the shelves look like a tornado hit them. To ensure you get the best of items it would be wise for you to start pounding the pavements before the storm hits. This way not only will you not have to choose merchandise that has been returned and picked over, you will also have time to test them out before taking it to campus. That way if it doesn’t meet your standards you can return the item in good time.
Doing your college shopping early will be less stressful for both you and your kid. You will be able to shop without having to push through crowds of people. You will be able to check out your items without waiting in lines for hours, and you will be able to find a parking spot close to the entrance of the store. Who wouldn’t want that.