Don’t get strong-armed by high-pressure sales tactics! If a merchant is demanding an immediate decision, it may be because the deal they are offering is one you would reject if given enough time to consider it thoughtfully.
Don’t assume that just because you’re paying an agent or representative for their services that they have your best interest in mind. People whose salaries are based on commission may make more money by convincing you to overpay.
Common sense is your best friend: If a deal just looks too good to be true, it probably is. Don’t be afraid to pass up a seemingly great deal if the terms are too confusing for you to know what you’re buying.