It’s something we’ve been taught since we were at school, one of Aesop’s fables, remember? The tortoise and the hare? PIWoP is a price alert service whose effectiveness increases the more patient you are. In short, the longer you wait, the more money you’ll likely save. We’ve had a think in the office, and come up with a few instances, both historically and today, when patience was/is paramount. We think patience is a virtue that you should try and implement when you use our price drop alert tool!

The Second Punic War

Cast your mind back a couple of thousand years to the war between Carthage and Rome (we all know the story, right?..) Having previously suffered large-scale defeats at the hands of the Romans, the Carthaginian general Hannibal decided to sit back and commit to guerrilla-style tactics against the Romans. Attacking little and often, the Carthaginians baited the Romans into launching a large-scale attack in which approximately 70,000 Romans lost their lives. This was one of the worst Roman defeats ever and was mainly down to impatience! Now we’re not advocating warfare, we’re offering money saving advice, but the take-home message is the same, be patient!

Cooking!

Ok, so this one is a little less dramatic perhaps, but still true! Flavour is unlocked with time. Ingredients are going to cook at the rate they cook, whether you like it or not. There’s a whole style of cooking moulded around the conceit of patience, slow cooking. Hours in the slow cooker can elevate a dish from merely ok, to sublime.

Another example of patience in cooking is letting food rest, steak and other meats. Resting your meat allows the juices within to redistribute. This keeps the meat moist and flavourful. Using PIWoP is essentially letting the product rest, letting its value slowly trickle down to the price you want to pay. PIWoP may not be as flavoursome as a medium-rare steak, but it certainly should be considered when thinking of how to save your money!

Don’t Rush The Writing…

Many writers feel the need to rush, and write worse material as a result. They confuse patience and thinking time with being unproductive, when, in reality, many writers’ best ideas come to them when they’re not thinking about writing, whatsoever!

Why not try your hand at some writing yourself?! You’ll probably only be a few pages into your best-selling novel before you get a PIWoP notification telling you your wanted item is now within your budget! Who says we’re not full of creative money saving advice here at PIWoP!

Patience is PIWoP’s virtue, and if you want a tip to top all the other money saving tips, it’s that you should wait that little bit longer than you think. If you want to find out more about PIWoP’s price drop alert service, then visit our website and click on the ‘How To Use PIWoP’ page!