Carolina and Emily are also back for Series 4! Along with Jo and Adam, they talk about the time of year when bargains can be had – the January sales!

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Leave a comment below!

  • How do you feel about the sales – do you love them or hate them?
  • When's the most popular time for sales in your country?

Leave a comment and we'll discuss some of your answers in the next podcast.




I like the sales in shops because you could have a better price on some clothes and even electronics. In spite of the low prices, some shops make up the price, they raise the normal price, then apply a discount and then people think they are paying a low price. That's a trick that many shops do to mislead the people. Be careful when buying on sales! XD

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I am Mortoja. I am from India.Frankly I am not much shopaholic but People in India usually shop more during the occasion like Durga puja, diwali, Eid festival, and before big day of 25th december. They also get some lucrative discount for buying cloths, necessary stuffs they needed for the festival and many things they want to buy.

Most of the clothes shops in Algeria haven’t sales, generally they reduce price only in the end of season especially for the good quality.
Some people have to buy some clothes in the end of season to wear them in the next, I prefer that too.

I don't like going shopping for clothes because it takes me many hours to choose suitable clothes. But I love buying at sale time, I can buy anything with cheaper cost.

Well, I don't like sales season because it's very crowded you have to walk through the crowds and choose something cheap you want to buy. I am sick and tired of doing that all the time. And especially, the quality of these products is not high so I do not like buy things at sales season.

Hello I am from Pakistan in my country in big cities sales but I am quite interested in doing shopping.Sir. please guide me I learned many things from this website but still i can't speak English although my listening power is not bad but at the right time when I speak I completely stocked actually this time I don't know how I write this comment help me for speaking thank you so much.

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