Dig out an older pair and wear them instead. They're still good!
Go online and check the latest sales at Gap and Abercrombie & Fitch
Hit the mall. Maybe something will catch your eye.
You say, "This is perfect. The new Seven for All Mankind jeans are just out!" You rush to the mall and buy them that night.
Ut oh. I'll ask my parents for an advance. I'll ask them for 3 months right now. I need to have the iPhone by next month for summer camp.
If I open a bank account today, by year end I can buy the new laptop I need for 9th grade.
I will make a list of what I need to buy, (cosmetics, shaving cream, school lunches) and set aside the rest for the upcoming seasonal sales at the mall.
Cool! An allowance? I will go to the mall and buy accessories for my outfit, or a new video game. Then I will sit down and think about how to use the rest of the money.
Bring a coupon from the town newspaper for a discounted entrance ticket.
Go to my piggy bank and take out an extra $20 bucks just in case I want to play some games.
Stuff my wallet with all my available cash so that I am loaded for food, rides and games.
Drive by the carnival first to see if it's worth going to, and if so, buy only the amount of tickets for the rides I want to go on.
Hop in the car with friends, hoping to find what you need, but also maybe something cool you hadn't thought of
Check out the lastest "Haul" videos
Would rather price compare on-line, then only go to where the best deal is being offered
Jump in the car, eager and willing to spend whatever it takes to get your new gadget/game/toy so that you can enjoy it today
Have less than $165, if you account for taxes and travel time
Have about $165, and could use the employee discount to buy some summer clothes
Have just less than I need to buy the iPhone, but maybe I could afford the new iPod with some cool apps.
Would borrow the extra money to buy the new iPhone with a designer cover
Read Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Maxim, watch Haul Videos, Youtube, go window shopping
Read my parents' Consumer Reports, monitor online reviews, participate in lay-a-way plans
Order savings circulars, collect and save coupons, belong to a discount club like BJ's or Costco
Susbscribe to engadget, click for advertising promotions, attend trade fairs, try new promotions
Can afford them from time to time
Cannot afford them at all
Want to always be able to have them when I want them
Can afford them, if I wait for a reasonable price
My tried and true blue jeans, they still fit fine!
Custom designed jeans, I ordered them special!
Seven for all Mankind, or Abercrombie's
The Gap or Levi's jeans I got at the sidewalk sale
Lady Gaga, Tiger Woods
Warren Buffet, Martha Stewart
Sam Walton, founder of Walmart
Sarah Jessica Parker, Matt Lauer