I have been using the same winter jacket for quite awhile now and it’s definitely falling apart. The inside pockets actually have holes in them to the point where items can actually go from the top pocket to the side jacket and during heavy rain you can actually feel moisture at times getting inside the actual jack material. But looking at all the prices where good ones seemed to be about $100 to $200 made me want to hold out for a semi decent sale.
I guess I got my wish in an unexpected way. I saw this jacket on sale where the original price was listed at $189. It seemed to have everything I wanted for a winter jacket. The sale price said it was $75.99. So it was a huge discount, but it still made me think twice. But apparently if you actually added the item to the cart they were offering even more discounts. In this case it dropped the price to $37.99. Okay, this was a no-brainer I thought and so I ordered it with a store pickup.
What was kind of funny I thought is for myself you can see just how much of a discount I usually personally like to see until the purchase seems good per se for me to dump an old worn out item that technically can still function. Unless it was something say work related that drastically effects the end result then that is different. But for personal items like these I find holding out for those great deals usually pays off.
It helps you raise the bar on what a really good deal actually is as well to prevent you from buying things on sale that aren’t really the best in the grand scheme of things. Which could also encouraged you to truly make sure that you need to replace whatever it is you think needs replacing.