You mean I have to pay you, for you to charge me less?
May 27, 2009 9:24 AM Subscribe
How do I tell if a "Discount Club" is worth it?
posted by ArgentCorvid to Shopping (7 answers total)
An online retailer I use somewhat frequently has the option to join a discount program where you pay $49.99 (yearly) and in return, you get 10% off (almost) everything in their catalog, a lower target for free shipping, and a couple sales a year where you get 15% off.
I know that in order to break even, I'd have to buy $500 worth of stuff (maybe a little less due to shipping). Adding up the cost of supplies for an upcoming project (that I was going to do anyway) has me coming close to this magic number, but the little nagging voice in my head is saying that's not such a great deal. Am I wrong on that?