The post-Christmas sales can be a great time to pick up a bargain. If you are looking to make a big jewellery purchase in this year's sales here are some tips to help you get the best deal. 

Find the pre-Christmas price

See if you can head online and find the catalogue sale prices of the pieces that you might like to buy. This lets you easily see the normal prices of the pieces so you can see how much of a deal you are getting during the sale and whether it's worth buying that piece now or waiting for another sale. You should also note down the specifications of the jewellery that you are looking at so that you can compare similar pieces at other stores, such as comparing the carats and quality of any gemstones in the jewellery so that you can see if the jeweller is offering a competitive price. That way, you can locate the best possible deal for the kind of jewellery you want. 

Look online as well

It can also be a good idea to head online and check out overseas store as jewellery is a small item to post and you can get it sent from anywhere in the world relatively cheaply. You can often get local jewellers to price match competitors including online stores. 

Remember to factor in that you may be charged duties and extra GST (Goods and Services Tax) on purchases over $1000 so it can be a sensible idea to check the extra charges that you may need to pay on receipt if you buy a very expensive piece of jewellery from overseas. 

Negotiate some more discounts

Even if the price is already good you can always ask whether there is any further room to move. Some stores will offer you a better price if you are a repeat customer or are buying multiple pieces of jewellery at the same time. If the sale assistant cannot authorise a discount it can be worth asking to speak to a manager who might have more discretion. You can also offer to pay in cash as most credit cards companies charge retailers a percentage of sales which they are happy to pass on to cash customers. 

There is always room to get a great deal. The post-Christmas sales can be a great place to hunt for a bargain, especially for savvy shoppers.