Wise buying is a positive way in which you can make your money go further. The way you go about purchasing an article or a service can actually   1   you money or can add to the cost. Take the   2   example of a hairdryer. If you are buying a hairdryer, you might think that you are making the   3   buy if you choose one whose look you like and which is also the cheapest   4   price. But when you get it home you may find that it takes twice as long as a more expensive   5   to dry your hair.The cost of the electricity plus the cost of your time could well make your hairdryer the most expensive one of all.

So what principles should you   6   when you go out shopping? If you keep your home, your car or any valuable   7   in excellent condition, you'll be saving money in the long run. Before you buy a new   8  , talk to someone who owns one .If you can, use it or borrow it to check it suits your particular purpose. Before you buy an expensive   9  , or a service, do check the price and what is on offer. If possible, choose   10   three items or three estimates.