II can give a lengthy answer to a very simple question.
Germans don’t like “cheap”. Deals are frowned upon by the Germans.
Retail discounting was tightly controlled until 2004. It was impossible to lower your price at will.
“What about those who bought your goods on Tuesday, and then you reduced them on Wednesday?” It would be unfair.” This sentiment was shared by my German neighbours and friends on numerous occasions. Although the hyperinflation of 1920s is still a vivid memory, it’s only a very fleeting memory. This makes Germans extremely cautious about financial transactions.
People will often see a bargain in a country like the USA and grab it because it is cheap. Germans don’t do this. They plan and save for their purchases. The amount of consumer credit used is much lower. EFTPOS is accepted at many places, but credit cards are not. Even if they do accept credit cards, it is often only in a grudging manner. Their business does not appear to be in trouble.
The German language is having trouble describing a sale that occurs, y’know? Just because. They may borrow the English term sale or put up signs with a high %. German terms often include a reason for the sale, such as Ausverkauf (clearance sale), Schlussverkauf (“going out of business sale”) or Saisonsverkauf (“end-of-season sales). Unrelated sales raise eyebrows. They may also use words such as Aktion (promotion) and Angebot (offer).
Germans are wary of products whose sole selling point is their price. My German neighbors and friends believe you should only buy high-quality, expensive items once and keep them for a long time. I complained at work that the most affordable pair of pliers I could buy in a hardware store was EUR40. My attitude was perplexing to most of my coworkers. You buy it once, it lasts forever, so it’s more affordable over the long-term.
Many people have responded with suggestions for big-box retailers such as http://Saturn.de
. Both are great and cost less than a department store. They aren’t discounters in the same way as a Big Buy. They are known for their expertise and range.
Most discounters are private label stores. Aldi is a classic example. These stores sell their house brands, which are less expensive, but they guarantee the quality. These private-label shops are the American equivalent of the EDLP.
If you are looking for cheaper electronics, you should try to find them in Germany. These are large supermarkets with a variety store attached. Real is the most well-known example. It was actually owned by WalMart up until 2006. However, the American management didn’t seem to understand the German consumer’s mentality. My local MarktKauf, owned by Edeka Supermarket chain, is a type of hypermarket that focuses most of its space on groceries but stocks limited quantities of low-spec electronics among its range of merchandise.
Don’t get me wrong. Germans are extremely thrifty. They aren’t cheap just to be cheap. There are many price comparison websites that can be found online, which is where most Germans search for great value. The internet is your best option for cheap electronics. http://Notebooksbilliger.de
It is common. You can find discounts and deals online. The majority of these sites are only in German, but Amazon Germany is also available. Gunstige Preise fur Elektronik & Foto, Filme, Musik, Bucher, Games, Spielzeug & mehr
The English navigation option is available on ). It also sells goods from other parts of the EU that are likely to cost less.
However, a German discounter will often offer serious discounts. You can often find gear that has been obsoleted at half the price.
This is what you should do.