Buying big makes sense – sometimes. But there are a few times when it doesn’t make sense. For example:
When it hurts the budget. Maybe the super size is a better deal but if it causes you to go over budget, then it’s not a good idea. I often go for a smaller size in order to make the budget work.
When you don’t have room to store the larger container. I’ve purchased the extra large boxes of cereal occasionally, and when I get them home, I discover they won’t fit in the cereal cabinet. So I have to store them somewhere else, put them in a different container (my family doesn’t like eating cereal out of anything other than the original box) or leave them on the counter near the cereal cabinet. So I don’t buy the extra large box of cereal anymore – even if it’s a better deal.
When you won’t use it up before it goes bad. Yes, the super sized can of pickles might be a great deal but if you end up throwing them away because you couldn’t eat them fast enough then you didn’t really save any money.
Do you buy big? What are your rules?