ATLANTA - Don't you hate it when you buy something then soon after it's on sale? We all do. But don't give up on that better price.
Our I-Team photographer brought us his experience to share. He saw a big sale at a favorite retailer. He paid just more than $200 for clothes that would have cost him nearly $336. A great deal, right? But it was still a bummer when he saw the next week the sale go deeper - 50 percent off. So he called the retailer. And just like that, they sent him the difference. He got a refund of $33.59.
Now the retailer doesn't have to do this, but if they're game do it. Here are three ways to go - ask for the difference, check to see if your credit card offers price protection – although as a standard perk that seems to be fading, and finally, return the items and buy them again.
Or, you can use check out three apps that can help catch a sale after you've brought the goodies home. Sift is for Amazon and online purchases. It'll remember warranty dates and price drops, but it takes a cut. Also, there's Paribus, which scans your email inbox and lets you know if there's a price drop. And one more -- Earny, which works for retailer and hotels.
Good luck! Now go save some money.