' Buyer BEWARE '

Written by Gary Durkin

“ Buyer beware. “


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You may not be familiar withrepparttar title of this article, or indeed my writing style - but often they go ‘hand-in-hand’.

I use phrases or sayings to support my articles - as this often acts as a good starting point to drive home various key facts I am trying to emphasize to my readers.

The phrase or saying ‘Buyer beware’ has some legal background, but is more often linked to everyday life when trying to warn people againstrepparttar 139017 perils of purchasing - that’s purchasing, often without good deliberation, consideration of facts - or sometimes just good old ‘commonsense’ (me included!)

Today’s fast pace World is all about ‘here and now ‘ getting things done today - action, not delays.

We are all part of it. We all want things immediately, we hate waiting, postponing, complications…..

Without this hyper-energetic lifestyle, there would be no need for fast-food, microwave ovens, email, cell phones, instant coffee, 500 TV / Cable channels, express elevators…….

But … that’srepparttar 139018 World we live in, andrepparttar 139019 life we lead.

Who, more than anyone, has grasped this concept of high-energy, turbo-boosted lifestyles than….repparttar 139020 sales, business and marketing industry?

They are dominating virtually every aspect of our lives, often subliminal, subconsciously - but always effectively.

This drivesrepparttar 139021 passion inside us, acting asrepparttar 139022 catalyst which results in our eagerness, need, often greed - to make impulse decisions, instantaneous purchases…. many of which are regrettable.

Hands up those of us who have never bought something onrepparttar 139023 spur ofrepparttar 139024 moment, then later wished they hadn’t??

It’s not all our fault.

Whilst we must hold ourselves partly accountable, society too, but we mustn't forgetrepparttar 139025 experts all around us who are preying on our weaknesses - to make ‘that’ sale.

It’s all about…..

‘BUY NOW - Limited Stocks’. ‘ Sale Ends SOON’. ‘ Offer Won’t Last Long’. ‘ This Deal Closes Tomorrow’. ‘Price Goes Up At Midnight’. ‘Get It While You Still Can’. ‘One Day Sale’.

It’s all very clever marketing and sales techniques - nothing illegal (not usually), some might say not even immoral.

Here’s a little ‘hint’ aboutrepparttar 139026 morality of ‘sales’……….

Where I live, I am constantly bombarded with Sales and Special Offers, just like many other countries.

I will see an advertisement offering me a 75% discount offrepparttar 139027 normal price of a set of dining room furniture.

Sounds good so far - that’s one hell of a saving - 75% off. This means I pay only one quarterrepparttar 139028 normal price.

However, and here’srepparttar 139029 catch……..repparttar 139030 retailer, part of a large chain, has at some time inrepparttar 139031 past few months, at one of their outlets / stores (usually one of their smallest, and least popular) - placed a ‘higher than normal’ price onrepparttar 139032 items for a short period.

So - usual price in usual stores would be $2,000

But they applied a ‘special’ price at a small, unpopular store of $3,500 - forrepparttar 139033 same items.

Advertise 75% OFF (but hidden inrepparttar 139034 small print they refer torepparttar 139035 price at this ‘one’ store, whererepparttar 139036 item was on sale there for a few days.

SO - here’srepparttar 139037 bottom line.

If it REALLY was 75% off -repparttar 139038 ‘usual’ price of $2,000 - you would pay just $500

However, as they are using this special price from just one of their outlets, you pay 75% off this ‘adjusted’ price of $3,500 - which is $875…. So you are in fact, paying much more than whatrepparttar 139039 real discount should be.

When Is It Time To Stop Gambling?

Written by Ryan D.

Do you sometimes wish you could continue gambling for just a few more minutes? Do you stop when you've had enough of a good time or because your money has run out? Here are some budget-stretching ideas.You can use four basic methods to make your casino money last longer. The first speaks for itself - bet low! Find games where it's cheap to play, or at least no more than a small portion of your budget. If you come with a few hundred dollars, go forrepparttar nickel or penny slot games. If your balance is a few thousand dollars, play Blackjack for a dollar or two per hand.

If you stick torepparttar 138787 inexpensive games, evenrepparttar 138788 worst player should be happy to call it quits beforerepparttar 138789 funds run out. Objective achieved!

Our second suggestion for saying goodbye torepparttar 138790 casino when you're tired but not broke is to bet intelligently in a game whererepparttar 138791 odds are favorable or at least reasonable. Here we'd recommend Baccarat if you're willing to bet on Player or, preferably, Banker - and you'll discipline yourself never to put a wager on a tie. You can also linger a while at Craps as long as you wager only on Pass/Don't Pass and meticulously go forrepparttar 138792 Odds bets. Another good alternative isrepparttar 138793 slots games where payout ratios are high; if they're above 98 percent, give it a go. Never automatically assume thatrepparttar 138794 payouts are this good - check first!

Even when adoptingrepparttar 138795 strategy based on encouraging odds and placing only smart wagers, it's advisable to come in with a worthwhile balance. In general, your minimum bankroll should be between 50 and 100 times as much asrepparttar 138796 cost of a single bet. If your pockets are not that full, our first method is better suited to you.

The third technique that should keep you going for some length of time is to play a game where things happen slowly, not because of a bad Internet connection but to make your money last longer.

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