I've just finished reading [How To Be a Retail Revolutionary] Shopportunity! by Kate Newlin. Top three ideas include:
- Buy what you love.
- Kick your addiction to price. Calculate value beyond price. Get out of the habit of buying mindlessly. Buy better, buy less.
- Invest in relationships. Find a salesperson who "gets you" and stick with him/her.
If I buy (everything) that I love (#1), I'll violate #2. As far as idea #3, I think most sales today feel very transactional. Do you have a "relationship" with a top-notch salesperson? Not a personal shopper. I'd check this book out from the public library; however, I wouldn't buy it for myself (see idea #2). Blog over and out, Dena