If there’s something I’m grateful for in the 21st century it’s online shopping. Online shopping has made it easier than ever for us to buy anything we need and at the best prices. Unfortunately for our ancestors they didn’t have the convenience of hopping on a computer, running a few searches on Google, and picking out cheap purses. In their time, they had to have someone custom make it or pick up a generic one at the store. But today, we have over thousands of options to choose from online at awesome prices. As online shoppers we hold an advantage on price over website stores, therefore we can ensure we find the best price to pay.
Price is an important factor when deciding whether to buy something or not. It can ultimately determine why we buy something. In your case – cheap purses. What’s great about purses is that aside from designer purses, purses are relatively cheap as is. So where can you get them? Where should you be buying them? What websites should you stay away from? These are all questions we’ll answer on this website in order to help you gain a better understanding of where you can buy cheap purses.
What Do You Define as Cheap?
Purses galore! There are seriously so many purses out there that are relatively cheap. So please, before you read on, define what you are looking for. Are you looking for purses that are on sale? Or are you looking for cheap purses in general? By answering this question you will have a much easier time arriving at the type of purses you’re looking for. This website will help you find both don’t worry!
Where to Buy Cheap Purses in Stores
There are a lot of places to buy purses for cheap in person. I am not kidding when I say this. You could go to any store (outside of designer stores) and pick up a purse for relatively cheap.
Ross – Ross is a great option because you will find the best deals on quality purses. However, at certain times their selection might not be the best. A lot of people know that Ross is known for its great deals and quality brands they carry, thus go to the store each week when Ross receives their shipment of new inventory.
Big Chain Retailers – Walmart, Target, Kmart, etc… all sell cheap purses. The purses are incredibly cheap and off-brand, however they have great prices, so you really can’t complain!
Nordstrom Rack – This option is a lot like Ross. Each week new purses will flood in from the Nordstrom’s department store that for whatever reason don’t make the cut for the actual department store. So instead of trashing the inventory or donating it, Nordstrom put up a store to resell these goods, which is known as Nordstrom Rack.
Swap Meets – Changing it up a little bit here with the swap meets. You can definitely find some cheap and unique purses at the swat meets. You’ve got to be careful of counterfeit name-brand purses though. I’ve seen a lot of fakes when I am shopping at the meets. I’ve even seen people believe they are getting a great deal on a purse, yet don’t know how to authenticate it and therefore end up buying a fake one. Don’t get me wrong, there are some legitimate good deals at the meets, just be aware that some people are scumbags.
Where to Buy Cheap Purses Online
I can tell you right now that the best place to buy cheap purses is online.
Amazon – Amazon is one of the better places to purses for less than what you’d normally pay in the store. I like Amazon because their collection far surpasses anyone else’s selection online. The reason the Amazon Store is so loaded with purses is because other retailers are allowed to post their goods on Amazon. Thus, you will find the best selection, as well as prices on Amazon thanks to competition and availability of purses.
Zappos – Zappos is another good choice for buying purses online. Zappos is very similar to Amazon, but doesn’t have quite the selection Amazon has. It most certainly will have very similar prices though.
eBay – eBay is a great option if you’re looking for a certain purse that can’t be found on Amazon or Zappos. It’s highly unlikely this would happen, but in the rare case that it does, you could always check eBay to see if someone is auctioning it off. Another great reason pick eBay is that you will find used cheap purses. These will be purses that other consumers are reselling. This is a nice way to get a great deal on a purse that is lightly used.
10 Dollar Mall – A friend just recently introduced me to 10 Dollar Mall and I have to say I am pretty impressed. A portion of their website is dedicated to handbags. You are able to filter by size, color, price, and gender making it very easy to find purses or handbags that work for you.
Why are the Best Deals for Purses Online?
Often times I see too many people go and buy the exact same purse from a department store when they could have purchased it online for much cheaper. I ask them, “why on Earth would buy that in the store?” Of course I am met with responses like, “convenience” and “I wanted it now”. Having this mentality though can cost you.
There are a good amount of reasons as to why the best deals are online, but you’ll primarily find the best deals on the Internet for 3 reasons: competition, logistics, availability.
With a lot of competition you will typically see prices lower unless there is a monopoly in the industry. However, if there are a lot of players selling a particular good there will usually be lower prices. What’s nice is that this holds true for purses. There are a lot of people selling purses of all different types of quality, thus it’s easier to buy and find a purse.
Less shipping means lower prices. Companies are able to offer you better deals online because it is shipped from their warehouse rather than shipped to thousands of store locations. Unfortunately, there have been deals met for certain companies that restrict them from offering you a better price online. Fortunately though, there are a lot companies this does not hold true for.
Availability is the last main reason you’ll see good deals on the net. With tons of places selling purses there is definitely a fair amount of inventory that goes unsold. This means you’ll usually find unreal deals on the Internet for purses that need to be sold because new purses are coming out. I typically see these deals on Amazon where you have a lot of 3rd party retailers selling goods on there.
Where you Won’t Find Cheap Purses
Department Stores – You’re not going to get any good deals at the department stores. Although you might find purses that you define as cheap, you can’t expect anything “cheap” – everything will be marked at retail or higher – I don’t care what the price tag says.
The Mall – Now I am not saying you can’t find cheap purses at the mall because of course you can. My beef with the mall is that they will offer a higher price on a purse. So for example, a purse could be cheap at $10 at the mall. But I would be willing to bet that purse is cheaper online.
Why? Well, the mall is a buying trap. When you’re shopping at the mall, the stores selling there have a clear advantage. Typically there won’t be many other places at the mall that sell that particular good you’re looking for and if there is, it will usually be the same price. Not to mention, you’re at the mall to shop. Even if you’re just “browsing” and something catches your eye that could be a potential sale.
Stay Away From Fakes
When you’re searching for cheap goods online it’s important that you’re aware you will more than likely run into China wholesale websites that sell counterfeit purses. These websites look very legitimate as you can see from the photo below.
As you start to browse the website, you can see there is no indication made that these are fake items that they are selling. This is highly illegal that they do not indicate the purses are fake. Again, see the photo below.
Fortunately Google and other forces take action against these counterfeiters. Although it’s not illegal to buy counterfeit goods it is most certainly illegal to sell them. Thus, many of these websites get shut down if they are reported. This is great news because no one should be allowed to be counterfeiting and selling those goods in America; especially when many of these people are getting taken advantage of. Here’s what happens when a site get’s in trouble.
Overall these sites are bad news bears. I highly advise staying away from these websites and do not endorse them whatsoever. There are lots of people who make livings from producing these products, yet due to loose regulations in other countries have their goods stolen and then sold to potential consumers in America. This doesn’t sit well with me.
Wow! There are a lot of places to buy cheap purses. I hope this article and website has/will help you find all the answers about cheap purses you’re looking for.
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