Identify strategies for a planned buying process.
Identification should include
- explaining the RESPA system (Research, Evaluate, Shop, Purchase, Assert your rights after purchase)
- explaining comparison-shopping strategies
- explaining how salespeople and merchants can help
- evaluate the pros and cons of sales incentives (e.g., discounts, coupons, rebates, customer cards, special offers)
- evaluate advantages and disadvantages of purchasing, leasing, and renting
- negotiate prices or terms
- address incorrect billing, receipts, or invoices.
- What are your goals and values with regard to consumer buying?
- What kind of strategy are you most likely to use when buying a new car vs. when buying a sweater? Why?
- What factors should you consider when deciding which strategy to use?
- Where did you acquire your attitudes and beliefs regarding buying strategies?
- What information did you consider before you made your last major purchase? Where did you get the information?
- What questions should you ask a salesperson when purchasing an item? How could you get answers to these questions when ordering over the Internet?
- How do you feel about returning products that you have purchased? What reasons would you have for returning a product?
- What leadership skills can help you assert your rights to maintenance or replacement of products?
- What leadership skills do you use when comparison shopping (e.g., at the grocery)?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of shopping for the same types of items at the same places (e.g., always buying the same brand of toothpaste at the same drug store)?
- What management strategies can help you find and select the best bargains?
- What management skills do you need to achieve your goals of planned buying?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will solve practical problems involving consumer applications.
Other Related Standards
FCCLA National Programs
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Families First: Meet the Challenge
Financial Fitness: Earning
Financial Fitness: Protecting
Financial Fitness: Saving
Financial Fitness: Spending
Power of One: A Better You
FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)
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National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Apply time management, organizational, and process skills to prioritize tasks and achieve goals.
Analyze how individuals and families make choices to satisfy needs and wants.