When you’re spending money on things you don’t really need, you often get what you pay for.
So the next time you find yourself in the situation of needing something that you don.t really need or can’t afford, think twice about what you’re paying.
If you do buy something, consider whether it’s worth more than the price you paid for it.
The Economist has a guide to finding out whether you’re getting a bargain.
How much is a bargain?
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Apple Apple has been criticised for being overly generous with its price-matching programs, but a recent study found that consumers were paying more for Apple products than ever before.
The report, commissioned by consumer-focused research company App Annie, found that shoppers were paying $2,719 per iPhone over the last 12 months, compared with $1.74 in February 2018.
Apple has offered a 10 per cent discount on every iPhone purchase for more than a decade, and offers a 10-year warranty for all Apple products.
App Annie said Apple was also one of the largest single purchasers of Apple devices.
“It’s fair to say Apple’s price-splitting practices have become a staple in the US consumer landscape,” the report said.
Amazon.com Amazon has come under fire recently for offering a discount on many items, including its Kindle Fire tablet and Apple Watch, but the company has since denied that this is a policy change and said it has always offered a discounted price.
Amazon has a history of offering discounts on its products, but its pricing strategy was initially targeted at its online shoppers.
“We believe that consumers are often better off when they shop through Amazon, where they get great deals and can shop around for the best prices,” Amazon said in a statement.
“This gives them a sense of confidence that the product they are shopping for is the best value.”
Amazon (US) Amazon is one of Amazon’s most popular retailers and has long offered a variety of discounts on a range of items, from its Prime memberships to its Echo speakers.
But a recent report by consumer research firm Kantar Worldpanel found that the retailer had a “substantial” price-shifting strategy, offering its Prime customers discounts on some items, like its Echo devices.
Amazon’s latest move comes in the wake of the company’s decision to slash prices on some of its most popular devices, including the Echo, Fire TV, Fire tablet, Kindle Fire and Fire TV Stick.
“Amazon’s pricing strategy may not have always been as aggressive as it seems on some occasions,” Kantar’s chief economist Adam Jonas said.
“But that doesn’t mean it’s bad.
In fact, it may be the right strategy for some customers.”
Amazon declined to comment on the report.
Target (US, UK) Target is a popular discount retailer in the UK and US.
However, the retailer has faced criticism in recent years over its pricing.
The company has faced a number of complaints over its “price-match” deals, which have included a discount for a certain item on the first purchase, but often not the second.
The retailer has previously come under criticism over its approach to price-hiking, which has seen it discount certain products such as iPhones and iPads.
The latest issue came after Target’s chairman and chief executive, Brian Cornell, suggested in an interview that the company could consider charging customers for certain purchases such as smartphones.
“You don’t have to be a big fan of it to want to pay a little extra,” Cornell said in November 2016.
“I don’t think it’s an unreasonable thing to do.”
JCPenney JCP, one of America’s biggest chains, has been in the headlines lately for its aggressive pricing tactics.
The chain has often offered customers discounts when buying its products from online retailers like Amazon, but has also launched price-saving promotions for its own stores, including a 10% discount on items purchased from Walmart.
“There’s nothing worse than feeling like you’re missing out on something,” JCP owner John Weitz told The New York Times in November.
“Sometimes you’re the victim of a marketing ploy, but sometimes it’s just a matter of people being greedy and getting what they want.”
JCP has faced accusations of aggressive price-cutting practices, and has faced some backlash in the past.
In September, it was revealed that shoppers had to pay an extra $6.50 for a JCP gift card, which they were then able to use to buy items on Amazon.
The promotion was reportedly discontinued in February this year.
J CP has since said it will offer a 10%-off gift card in the future, but said it is also working to bring the offer to all stores in the United States.