What and what not to buy at a pound shop
The pound shop lowdown
Who doesn’t love a great deal at the pound shop? It sounds promising - but does it deliver? The answer is yes and no, say consumer savings experts. If you’re a savvy shopper and avoid shoddy merchandise or products that are still overpriced at a pound, there are definitely deals to be had. A word of warning: not everything at every pound store costs a pound, says Andrea Woroch, a consumer savings expert at kinoliinc.com.
That’s where you need to be careful. Impulse buying could get you into trouble even at pound shops, says consumer savings expert Regina Novickis. While the values may be terrific, it’s easy to get caught up in a shopping frenzy and leave with more than you need.