Group Buying sites I have been scouring relentlessly looking for bargains in key areas of self improvement or relaxation. I won't do impulse buys. I will however buy things at significant discounts that are meaningful for me.
I admit its easy to over do it. I tend to look at the sites and if I see something I want, I close the web page and think about it. I'll mule over it for a while.
Recently I thought about getting a month long yoga studio membership, a house cleaning service, lazer hair removal, a day at the spa, and a gift certificate for clothing.
I bought two of the above five items that caught my eye. They were all reasonably priced and useful items to me. However each time I think about buying, I close the purchasing window after reading the terms of the purchase and looking at a map at the location. I see how long its gnawing at me. I think about how probable it is I could forget about it and not use it.
The most expensive purchase I made thus far (275 dollars) I spoke with three people about before I bought it. The purchase wasn't in my monthly budget, and the service was further away than I liked especially considering I will be visiting it repeatedly. However when I look at the cost and the value to me. I think I can make the additional effort to get there on my days off work in the fall.
My second rule is that I can only have two unused certificates at any one time. I can't buy any more services until I take my day at the spa and refill my self-improvement cash reserve. What about you? Are you a fan of group buying websites?
Here is a link connecting to several in Montreal