◆ What do rich people think of a 100-yen uniform shop? How do you use it
A 100-yen shop that makes it easy to buy extra things. However, you can make a more economically advantageous choice by devising the usage.
I think there are two advantages of 100-yen shops.
One is, of course, that you can buy cheaply. As you all know, many household supplies and miscellaneous goods are much cheaper than other stores. This means the same thing as an investment, because being able to buy a product for the same purpose at a low price means that you can get the same utility as you expected with less expense.
However, there are cases where it is better to buy a product from a famous manufacturer for things that are directly connected to daily use such as kitchen detergents and ballpoint pens [ballpoint pens are not well written, detergents do not wash off easily, etc.].
In that sense, it is necessary to think about "what should be the products of the 100-yen shop are sufficient and what should be selected with emphasis on quality and function" and have a judgment axis of my own. This is because if there is an axis, it is hard to be "cheap or bad".
Another benefit is that the market view you get at a 100-yen shop will be a valuable gift that will tell you if an item is expensive or cheap.
If you go to a large 100-yen shop, you will find a lineup of most of the small items and consumable items that you need around you.
So, when you buy some consumables at stores other than 100-yen stores [general supermarkets, drug stores, etc.], you should think about "whether it's more expensive or cheaper than the products at 100-yen stores" before opening your wallet. You will be able to shop smarter.
◆ Having a price comparison axis
I would like to introduce my experiences as an example. For example, because I buy a large number of books, I sell books that I no longer need after reading them at online second-hand bookstores such as Amazon Marketplace.
Therefore, I need an envelope for sending, but at the beginning I bought 12 pieces at a 100 yen shop. We don't sell cosmetics, so 100 yen shop tea envelopes are enough.
Previously, it was fine because the number was small, but when the sales volume increased, it was not enough for 12 pieces, so I searched for an online stationery store.
Then, I realized that if I bought 100 units at ASKUL, the unit price per item would be lower than the 100 yen shop. If you buy it in bulk, it will take up storage space, but I decided to switch to ASKUL because I thought it would be cheaper and 100 sheets would run out soon.
One day, when I went to the supermarket, I remembered that I needed a seasoning box. 250 yen at the supermarket. When I went to the 100-yen shop, they sold items of almost the same size and shape, so I bought it at the 100-yen shop.
Now, not only 100-yen shops, but Aeon's "Topvalu" has been added for comparison. For example, a 45-liter garbage bag. According to my research, Topvalu's garbage bags were even cheaper than online shops and 100-yen shops.
Nowadays, if you have a smartphone, you can search and compare prices at the store, so I always compare unless there is an urgent need or there is no store selling the item nearby.
Even if you go to a 100-yen shop, you don't bring the product to the cash register immediately, but in the shopping cart for the time being, you can search with a smartphone while walking in the store. If there is a cheaper place, return the items in the basket to the shelves and take the action pattern.
Text = Chodo Tokio [Money Guide]