bargain hunting

If you spend time in the shops looking for items to buy at the lowest price, you go bargain hunting.
“During the sales I go bargain hunting with my friends!”

it’s a bargain

Said when an article is well below the usual price.
“That handbag goes beautifully with the dress, and at that price it’s a bargain!

I can’t afford it

If you can’t afford something you don’t have enough money to buy it.
“I’d love that jacket but I can’t afford it!”

it costs an arm and a leg

If an article or service costs an arm and a leg, it is very expensive indeed.
“The diamond engagement ring cost an arm and a leg!”

it costs a fortune

Something that costs a fortune is very expensive.
“Look at the price of that bag – it costs a fortune!”

it’s a steal

The expression ‘it’s a steal’‘ means that something is so cheap that it’s almost as if you haven’t paid anything for it.
“At that price it’s a steal. You won’t find it cheaper in any other shop.”

it’s good value for money

Something that is good value for money is worth the money spent on it.
“The quality is excellent so it’s good value for money.”

it’s a bit pricey

The expression a bit pricey means that something is a bit expensive.
“Their clothes are a bit pricey but they have a wonderful selection”

it’s a rip-off

Something that costs much more than it should is called a rip-off.
“$10 for an orange juice? That’s a rip-off!”

shop around

If you shop around, you visit a number of shops selling similar articles in order to compare the prices.
“You can usually save money by shopping around.”

shop till you drop

If you shop till you drop, you go shopping for a very long time, until you are exhausted.
“If you go to London with Ashley, you’ll shop till you drop, so take comfortable shoes!”

shopping spree

If you go on a shopping spree, you enjoy a lively outing, usually with much spending of money.
“Liza is planning to go on a shopping spree as soon as she gets her bonus.”

shopping therapy

The term shopping therapy refers to the idea that buying things can make you feel better.
“A little shopping therapy can usually cheer up bored teenagers.”

splash out

If you splash out on something, you buy it even though it costs a lot of money.
“When he got a promotion Andy splashed out on a brand new car.”

window shopping

When people go window shopping, they look at things in shop windows, without actually purchasing anything.
“I haven’t been paid yet, so I can only go window shopping.”