Bargain Hunters

 

Are men or women better ‘bargain hunters’?

We all love a good deal but just 8% of Brits think men make better online “bargain hunters”. This is according to our latest research, which revealed that – in contrast – 42% believe women find better deals online.

To find out whether women really are the savviest shoppers, we set two ‘expert bargain hunters’ – both in their twenties – the challenge of seeing who could find the best deals online. They were tasked with finding six different items within an hour. The lowest overall spender would be crowned winner.

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Prices accurate as of 16th November 2016

So why do Brits think women make the best bargain hunters?

Spending a greater amount of time browsing, alongside an apparent fondness for shopping, seem to be key factors that drive Brits to believe that women make the better shoppers. Over half of the women polled (52%) admitted to spending between 10 minutes to an hour looking for deals, compared to less than half (47%) of men. A further 7 in 10 (72%) also believed that women generally enjoy shopping more than their male counterparts.

Despite these findings, men are the more confident sex when it comes to ranking their own shopping abilities. Almost three in ten (29%) of the men polled said that they are “better than the average person” at finding deals, compared to less than a quarter (24%) of women.

Men and women also seem to differ in what they ‘shop around’ for. According to the poll, more women had looked for deals on clothes (47%) than utilities (42%) or financial products (32%). For men, the opposite was true; more men had searched for utilities and financial products (47% and 41% respectively) than for clothes (36%).

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Jody Coughlan

Head of Money

comparethemarket.com

It’s an old stereotype that women enjoy shopping more than men, however our research has suggested that they’re better at finding online bargains too! It’s never been easier to shop around and find a bargain. The likes of online marketplaces and comparison websites have revolutionised our buying habits and can help us save a substantial amount of money on anything from holidays, to electrical appliances, to insurance. Time is money, so it’s definitely worth taking a few minutes to do some research before making a purchase – a little digging can make a big difference!

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