Sale http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/395/all en-US Buy. Sell. Make a Profit. Thanks Office Depot. http://www.wisebread.com/buy-sell-make-a-profit-thanks-office-depot <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/buy-sell-make-a-profit-thanks-office-depot" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/3340271456_ec2fbc45ac.jpg" alt="Office Depot" title="Office Depot" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="181" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I've finally found a store that, regular as clockwork, puts great items on sale. And when I say sale, I don't mean 20% off, or even 50% off. I'm talking about 75%&ndash;90% off. The store is Office Depot, and it's a terrific source of resalable items.</p> <p>Now some people may snub their noses at the idea of buying items on sale and then selling them for a profit. To those people I say, why? That's the entrepreneurial spirit that makes this country great, and the foundation for millions of businesses. So, with that small hurdle out of the way, let me just say that if you're looking for cheap gifts, bargain office supplies, or simply a steal that you can resell and make some extra cash, <a href="http://www.officedepot.com/">Office Depot</a> is an oasis even more reliable than <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/tips-for-perimeter-perusing-at-target">Target</a>, Ross or TJ Maxx.</p> <p>I pop down to my local Office Depot once a week for office supplies, and I never fail to find incredible bargains when I'm there. Recent purchases have included two Olympus Voice Recorders for less than $4 each (they retail at $35), several hole punches for $1.84 (retail price $19.99), combination padlocks for 94 cents ($10 retail) and most recently, a few handheld 3.5&quot; TVs for $19.99 (Amazon has them for over $100 right now).</p> <p>As these are all brand new, flawless, and still in their boxes, it's no hassle to sell them for a sizable profit. The voice recorders sold for a very nice profit. The TVs will sell for $50 easily, which is $30 profit on each. I'll get $10 for the hole punches, and $5 for the locks. With <a href="http://www.ebay.com/">eBay</a> and <a href="http://www.craigslist.org/about/sites">Craigslist</a> at my disposal, I don't have to do much to make my sales. I just post the ads, sit back, and wait for a buyer.</p> <p>I've done this before in the past, but Office Depot continues to surprise me with these huge discounts every single week. And it's not on poor quality goods, these are products that are still retailing for full price, and selling well, in other stores. But, as long as Office Depot continues to do this heavy-handed discounting, I'll be there every week to pick up some bargains and sell them for a little extra cash. And trust me, it can easily add up to a few hundred dollars profit every month.</p> <p>So, pop down to your local Office Depot when you get the chance, and try your hand at some &quot;buy low, sell high&quot; wheeling and dealing.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buy-sell-make-a-profit-thanks-office-depot">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/what-clearance-price-is-your-achilles-heel">What clearance price is your Achilles Heel?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-i-got-over-my-haggling-hatred">How I Got Over My Haggling Hatred</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/miss-the-big-sale-claim-your-savings-anyway">Miss the Big Sale? Claim Your Savings Anyway</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/moma-mia-art-is-on-sale">MoMA mia! Art is on sale.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-9-secrets-of-highly-successful-craigslist-sellers">The 9 Secrets of Highly Successful Craigslist Sellers</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income Shopping bargain discount Office Depot resell Sale sell online Fri, 23 Apr 2010 13:00:03 +0000 Paul Michael 36691 at http://www.wisebread.com When They Say Extreme Deals, They’re Not Kidding! http://www.wisebread.com/when-they-say-extreme-deals-theyre-not-kidding <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/when-they-say-extreme-deals-theyre-not-kidding" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/2313757755_7541199205.jpg" alt="Bargains" title="Bargains" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I stumbled upon a website last week that gave me that feeling of being a hungry kid in a free candy store. The site offers amazing discounts on thousands of gadgets, and free shipping is the norm. This is one hot bookmark.</p> <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--><!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--><p>&nbsp;</p> <!--[endif]--><!--[endif]--><p><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://dealextreme.com/"><strong>Dealextreme.com</strong></a> is a gadget-lover&rsquo;s paradise. Deals start from just 1 cent with free shipping (don&rsquo;t ask me how they make any kind of profit on those) and the categories range from computers and electronics, to home &amp; office supplies, apparel and cell phones.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--><!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--><p> The $2 gadgets page is great for finding little items that would make quick and easy stocking stuffers for the gadget-geeks in your life. And you can also find some unusual gift ideas in the &ldquo;Hard-To-Find&rdquo; gadgets section. Again, they&rsquo;re dirt cheap.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Some of the most unusual items I found were:</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--><!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--><p> <img src="http://www1.dealextreme.com/productimages/sku_1138_2_thumb.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.1138"><strong><br /> A Pig LED Flashlight for $0.78 + FREE s/h</strong></a></p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://www1.dealextreme.com/productimages/sku_23478_1_small.jpg"><img src="http://www1.dealextreme.com/productimages/sku_23478_1_small.jpg" alt="" /></a> <a href="http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.23478"><strong><br /> Apple Shaped Memo Pad - $2.61 + FREE s/h</strong></a></p> <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--><!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--><p>&nbsp;</p> <!--[endif]--><!--[endif]--><p><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><img width="150" height="150" src="http://www1.dealextreme.com/productimages/sku_2834_1.jpg" alt="" /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.2834"><strong>Feng Shui Chinese Compass - $2.67 + FREE s/h</strong><o:p></o:p></a></p> <p class="MsoNormal"> <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--><!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--><p>&nbsp;</p> <!--[endif]--><!--[endif]--><p><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><img src="http://www1.dealextreme.com/productimages/sku_3488_1_small.jpg" alt="" /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.3488"><strong>Realistic Rose Digital Voice Recorder - $3.50 + FREE s/h</strong></a></p> <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--><!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--><!--[endif]--><!--[endif]--><p><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">You&rsquo;ll probably blow 10 minutes just looking around at all of the stuff, but keep it in mind for gifts or cheap trinkets and you&rsquo;ll always have a fun source of affordable gadgets and gizmos.<o:p></o:p></p> <p><em> Please note, I&rsquo;m not affiliated with this site in any way, and do not make money of any of the links within this article. Quite simply, I like the place - it&rsquo;s a bargain-hunter&rsquo;s bazaar.</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/when-they-say-extreme-deals-theyre-not-kidding">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/are-these-genuine-bargains-or-a-pile-of-garbage">Are these genuine bargains, or a pile of garbage?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/mr-cheap-stuff-who-do-you-think-you-are">Mr. Cheap Stuff: Who do you think you are?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-things-you-should-never-buy-at-the-dollar-store-and-10-you-should">10 Things You Should Never Buy at the Dollar Store (and 10 You Should)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-things-you-should-buy-at-costco">15 Things You Should Buy at Costco</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/16-amazon-deal-hacks-you-may-not-already-know">16 Amazon Deal Hacks You May Not Already Know</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping bargains discounts gadgets gizmos online shopping Sale savings Tue, 17 Nov 2009 16:36:36 +0000 Paul Michael 3837 at http://www.wisebread.com Sears goes a little crazy - sweaters starting at 99 cents! http://www.wisebread.com/sears-goes-a-little-crazy-sweaters-starting-at-99-cents <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sears-goes-a-little-crazy-sweaters-starting-at-99-cents" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/360182_8531.jpg" alt="Sears going crazy" title="Sears going crazy" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="188" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Very quick and super deal for you folks, to follow my vent on mortgages. And considering what I was saying, we need to save every penny we can. Anyway, Sears is going a little gaga and selling off a whole bunch of decent clothes for 90% off, sometimes more! How much more? Well, when you <a href="http://www.sears.com/shc/s/v_10153_12605_Clothing?sbf=Clearance&amp;adCell=A3&amp;sid=IAx20071211x000001&amp;aff=Y">click on the link</a> you'll be greeted by items that have been reduced from $20-$30 to just 99 cents. I'm not even sure you could find a deal like that for a used sweater at a charity store.</p> <p><img width="373" height="258" title="sears sale sweater" alt="sears sale sweater" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u17/Picture_2.jpg" /></p> <p>As usual, these deals will go quickly and sizes will start to disappear fast. So, get over to <a href="http://www.sears.com/shc/s/v_10153_12605_Clothing?sbf=Clearance&amp;adCell=A3&amp;sid=IAx20071211x000001&amp;aff=Y">Sears</a> and get yourself some great deals (if you need them of course). If not for yourself, you could certainly fill up on gifts just in time for the holidays. I could find no indication of the sale expiration date, so take advantage of it while you can.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/sears-goes-a-little-crazy-sweaters-starting-at-99-cents">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-8"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/chuck-taylor-converse-shoes-under-10">Chuck Taylor Converse shoes under $10</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/xm-satellite-radio-car-combo-for-under-6-and-free-shipping">XM satellite radio/car combo for under $6 and free shipping!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/400gb-western-digital-external-hard-drive-under-90-delivered">400GB Western Digital external hard drive under $90 delivered.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-copy-of-what-to-expect-the-first-year-book">FREE copy of &quot;What To Expect The First Year&quot; book.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ugliest-shoes-in-the-world-now-less-than-10">Ugliest shoes in the world - now less than $10.</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Deals and Coupons Coupons Deals Freebies bargain cheap clothing deal Sale Thu, 16 Oct 2008 20:25:28 +0000 Paul Michael 2526 at http://www.wisebread.com One-Day Sale on MoneySavingMom's E-Books http://www.wisebread.com/one-day-sale-on-moneysavingmoms-e-books <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/one-day-sale-on-moneysavingmoms-e-books" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/stackofbooks.jpg" alt="stack of books" title="A Bunch of E-Books for Really Cheap" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="333" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.moneysavingmom.com/">MoneySavingMom</a>, aka Crystal Paine, is a frugal blogger I read and quote a lot here. What can I say? She&#39;s really good at shopping for groceries and lining up the CVS deals.</p> <p>I&#39;ve never given a second look at the <a href="http://shoplift.cpaine.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=X9BLVB6Y" target="_top">e-books and e-courses</a> she sells, though, because I figured that there is plenty of information about how to save money available for free online. On fine sites like this one, and of course on her own site. (Yeah, that&#39;s an affiliate link. Jealous?)</p> <p>Today, though, I&#39;m buying ALL 15 e-books, audio workshops, e-courses and whatever-they-are that she sells. I&#39;m willing to go for broke here because, today (July 30, 2008) only, she&#39;s selling the <a href="http://shoplift.cpaine.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=X9BLVB6Y" target="_top">whole ball of wax for $5.97</a>. That&#39;s $5.97 for all 15 e-books, which normally range from a few dollars to more than $15. The price goes up $3 for each of the next two days, and then the sale is over. <p>Now, some of these titles I would never crack open, except maybe in extreme irony. Ms. Paine is a Christian and a homeschool graduate, and many of her works promise to expound on the themes of traditional femininity. The audio workshop &quot;What to Do While Waiting for Prince Charming: Encouraging Young Women and Their Parents in the Incredible Potential and Possibilities for Unmarried Women&quot; promises alternatives to &quot;<font size="3">careerism, consumerism, humanism, and feminism&quot; and </font>strikes me as particularly ripe for mockery by heathens like me.</p> <p>But I kid because I love. I&#39;m always impressed with Money Saving Mom&#39;s ability to power grocery shop and come in at under $40 every single week. So I will definitely be reading her &quot;Supermarket Savings 101&quot; e-course, and I will at least scroll through her books of &quot;centsible&quot; recipes.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/carrie-kirby">Carrie Kirby</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/one-day-sale-on-moneysavingmoms-e-books">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/xm-satellite-radio-car-combo-for-under-6-and-free-shipping">XM satellite radio/car combo for under $6 and free shipping!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/pay-1980-s-prices-for-today-s-adorable-oshkosh-kid-s-clothing">Pay 1980’s Prices for Today’s Adorable OshKosh Kid’s Clothing!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/400gb-western-digital-external-hard-drive-under-90-delivered">400GB Western Digital external hard drive under $90 delivered.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/music-to-my-ears-guitar-center-50-off">Music to my ears - Guitar Center 50% off.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/sears-goes-a-little-crazy-sweaters-starting-at-99-cents">Sears goes a little crazy - sweaters starting at 99 cents!</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Deals eBooks grocery shopping Sale Wed, 30 Jul 2008 05:00:04 +0000 Carrie Kirby 2277 at http://www.wisebread.com Miss the Big Sale? Claim Your Savings Anyway http://www.wisebread.com/miss-the-big-sale-claim-your-savings-anyway <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/miss-the-big-sale-claim-your-savings-anyway" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/shopping-4303071-small.jpg" alt="shopping" title="shopping" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The sudden aggravation of my son's allergies became the last straw for this frugal family. While we had suffered through a summer or two in our old farm home with little to no <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0036WTWCQ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B0036WTWCQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20">air-conditioning</a> in most rooms, this year was going to be different. Credit card in hand (we enjoy collecting on those rewards points), my husband headed to our local Pamida for the 12,000 BTU beauty. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wear-frozen-clothes-and-9-other-ways-to-beat-the-heat">Wear Frozen Clothing and 9 Other Ways to Beat the Heat</a>)</p> <p>Soon after he arrived, he called me from his cell phone &mdash; a bit more than aggravated. &quot;Lins, it's showing $50 more than what you said it was going to cost.&quot; I reached for my sale ad and realized that the great price on the very last one in stock had ended &mdash; yesterday.</p> <p>&quot;Tell them you want it anyway.&quot; I figured it couldn't hurt, right? After all, I had been reading so much on haggling lately (but never really tried it). How hard could it be?</p> <p>The happy ending to my story is that I got my A/C for yesterday's sale price. We slept in two hours of dehumidified and cooled air last night. (I set it on a very conservative cycle to save energy.) My son woke up without his little pink eyes today (he had white ones, instead). We are very happy.</p> <p>We also learned a bit about real-world haggling techniques. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-negotiate-with-confidence-and-strike-the-best-deal">How to Negotiate With Confidence and Strike the Best Deal</a>)</p> <h2>Know THE Price</h2> <p>This is different from &quot;Know <em>your</em> price.&quot; Your price (what you're willing to pay) may be higher than what you can actually get it for. Or it may simply be way too cheap for the store to make any money on it. A better way to approach this is to know the bottom-line price the store is willing to let the merchandise go for. Sale ads are great resources for this. If you know that a chair went on sale for $99 last month, then you know that this is a price they are probably comfortable selling it for.</p> <h2>Bring Evidence</h2> <p>In addition to competitor's ads for the same week (which many stores honor without haggling), keep a record of sale ads for that same store for the past six months or so. If you see an appliance on sale in March, but don't have the money, save the sale ad until you do. Bring that same ad with you when you're ready to make your purchase, and you have just proven that you know your stuff. Most stores won't deny you their own best prices &mdash; especially if it moves merchandise.</p> <h2>Start High</h2> <p>While many upscale stores may have trained their entry-level sales associates how to give discounts, don't assume that it will be easy. If you can locate a manager right away, don't be afraid to approach them directly with your offer. It will take much less time, and by doing so, you will build a relationship with that manager (which will come in handy when you ask for another discount at a later date).</p> <h2>Leave the Door Open</h2> <p>After you have made your sale purchase, clarify the store's (or manager's) policy on similar transactions for future items. Would they be willing to discount another large purchase in a week or so? What kind of items do they see going on sale next month? Did you thank them kindly for their discount? By building a relationship with your favorite stores, you are doing more than haggling. You are networking a future of savings opportunities. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-get-what-you-want-on-customer-service-calls">How to Get What You Want on Customer Service Calls</a>)</p> <p>Once you make your first successful &quot;off-sale&quot; purchase, you will become confident in your abilities. Why shop the same way again?</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/linsey-knerl">Linsey Knerl</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/miss-the-big-sale-claim-your-savings-anyway">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buy-sell-make-a-profit-thanks-office-depot">Buy. Sell. Make a Profit. Thanks Office Depot.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-i-got-over-my-haggling-hatred">How I Got Over My Haggling Hatred</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-retailers-where-you-can-negotiate-a-lower-price">11 Retailers Where You Can Negotiate a Lower Price</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/chinese-money-habits-how-my-culture-influences-my-attitudes-toward-money">Chinese Money Habits - How My Culture Influences My Attitudes Toward Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-frugal-gifts-for-the-person-who-needs-a-nap">9 Frugal Gifts for the Person Who Needs a Nap</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping discount haggling Sale shopping hacks Sun, 08 Jun 2008 17:08:47 +0000 Linsey Knerl 2156 at http://www.wisebread.com Pay 1980’s Prices for Today’s Adorable OshKosh Kid’s Clothing! http://www.wisebread.com/pay-1980-s-prices-for-today-s-adorable-oshkosh-kid-s-clothing <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/pay-1980-s-prices-for-today-s-adorable-oshkosh-kid-s-clothing" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/80s kids.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="226" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I remember the first time I picked out my own brand new school clothes. They were made by Oshkosh (or OshKosh B&rsquo;Gosh at that time), and they were fashionable and affordable. What&rsquo;s changed since then? Not much, actually. The clothes are still cute, and for a very limited time, about the same price they were when I was growing up!</p> <p>As part of a limited time, select location warehouse sale, <a href="http://www.oshkoshbgosh.com/">OshKosh</a> is offering its popular clothing for sizes 0-16 at the unbeatable price of $4.99 or less! At several venues in the U.S., no item will be marked higher than $5, and quantities are very limited.</p> <p>In an email from OshKosh, they list the venues as follows:</p> <blockquote><p>The Tanger Outlet Centers in:</p> </blockquote> <blockquote><p><font size="2"><br /> <blockquote><font size="2"></p> <p>Foley, AL</p> <p>Westbrook, CT</p> <p>Fort Meyers, FL</p> <p>Commerce, GA</p> <p>Tuscola, IL</p> <p>Gonzales, LA</p> <p>Howell, MI</p> <p>Branson, MO</p> <p>Tilton, NH</p> <p>I remember the first time I picked out my own brand new school clothes. They were made by Oshkosh (or OshKosh B&rsquo;Gosh at that time), and they were fashionable and affordable. What&rsquo;s changed since then? Not much, actually. The clothes are still cute, and for a very limited time, about the same price they were when I was growing up!</p> <p>As part of a limited time, select location warehouse sale, <a href="http://www.oshkoshbgosh.com/">OshKosh</a> is offering its popular clothing for sizes 0-16 at the unbeatable price of $4.99 or less! 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Assortment will vary by location, and coupons are not valid at these special events.</p> <p>The sale has been going on since March 14th, so if you&rsquo;re looking to buy some great kids clothes at a terrific price, hurry over to your closest warehouse location!</p> <p></font></p></blockquote> <p></font></p></blockquote> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/linsey-knerl">Linsey Knerl</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/pay-1980-s-prices-for-today-s-adorable-oshkosh-kid-s-clothing">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/sears-goes-a-little-crazy-sweaters-starting-at-99-cents">Sears goes a little crazy - sweaters starting at 99 cents!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/music-to-my-ears-guitar-center-50-off">Music to my ears - Guitar Center 50% off.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/get-25-dining-certificates-for-3-at-restaurant-com">Get $25 dining certificates for $3 at Restaurant.com</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-bowling-balls-just-pay-shipping">FREE bowling balls - just pay shipping</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/xm-satellite-radio-car-combo-for-under-6-and-free-shipping">XM satellite radio/car combo for under $6 and free shipping!</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Deals clothing deals oshkosh Sale Sun, 16 Mar 2008 04:57:43 +0000 Linsey Knerl 1922 at http://www.wisebread.com Do not buy something just because you can afford it http://www.wisebread.com/do-not-buy-something-just-because-you-can-afford-it <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/do-not-buy-something-just-because-you-can-afford-it" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/forsale.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="182" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Since I got married people have been constantly asking me two questions. One is, &quot;are you pregnant yet?&quot;, and the other is &quot;are you going to buy a house?&quot; If you are a reader of <a href="http://baglady.dreamhosters.com">my personal blog</a> you would know that I do not want to buy a house in the San Francisco Bay Area right now because the prices are still quite ridiculous. The hubby and I always tell people that we cannot afford a house, but that is not entirely true. We can afford to buy a house with a pretty nice margin of comfort, but we do not want to buy one just because we can afford it. One day I told someone that I do not want to afford a house right now and he asked me what I meant, and here is my explanation.</p> <ol> <li><strong>We do not need to spend more </strong> - The cost to own a unit similar to what we live in is two to three times of what we pay in rent. The only purpose of a house is to provide shelter, and I do not see a need to upgrade just because we can afford it.</li> <li><strong>Housing prices are dropping</strong> - This is an event that is being felt all throughout the country. In parts of the Bay Area prices have been dropping 10 to 20% and it is expected to drop even further. This means that if I bought a house now it would not be worth what I paid in just a few months.</li> <li><strong>Owning a home would bring additional headaches</strong> - As renters, we do not deal with maintenance, and that is very pleasant when a roof or pipe needs repairs. Additionally, we are a young couple just beginning our careers, and we are not quite sure where we will end up. It is much easier for us to pack up and leave since we are renters.</li> </ol> <p>Even though the example I used is a house, I think before you purchase anything you should ask yourself the following questions even if you could afford it.</p> <ol> <li><strong>Do I really need to buy this?</strong></li> <li><strong>Does this purchase improve my life in a significant manner?</strong></li> <li><strong>Is this item worth my money?</strong></li> </ol> <p>Obviously, on the issue of purchasing a Bay Area home, I would answer no to all three of my questions and that is why I am not buying one even though we can afford it. Sometimes it is not that easy to answer all of these questions, but you may find that you can avoid a lot of frivolous purchases just by thinking about these questions. Unfortunately, I think a lot of people only ask themselves one question before a purchase: &quot;can I afford this now?&quot; </p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/xin-lu">Xin Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/do-not-buy-something-just-because-you-can-afford-it">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/chinese-money-habits-how-my-culture-influences-my-attitudes-toward-money">Chinese Money Habits - How My Culture Influences My Attitudes Toward Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/in-times-like-these-separate-the-want-from-the-need">In times like these, separate the want from the need.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/oprah-asks-a-great-question-what-can-you-live-without">Oprah Asks A Great Question; What Can You Live Without?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/welcome-to-container-city-how-shipping-containers-are-recycled-into-green-dwellings">Welcome to Container City - How Shipping Containers Are Recycled into Green Dwellings</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/looking-on-the-bright-side-how-to-find-a-silver-lining-in-the-current-financial-crisis">Looking On The Bright Side: How to Find A Silver Lining In The Current Financial Crisis</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance Frugal Living Budgeting General Tips Lifestyle Real Estate and Housing Shopping afford buying frugal housing money needs real estate Sale shopping Tue, 19 Feb 2008 22:36:47 +0000 Xin Lu 1819 at http://www.wisebread.com Chuck Taylor Converse shoes under $10 http://www.wisebread.com/chuck-taylor-converse-shoes-under-10 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/chuck-taylor-converse-shoes-under-10" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/512518.jpg" alt="Chuck" title="Chuck" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="250" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I&#39;m not entirely sure why this stellar deal is on a music site, but I don&#39;t care. Right now you can get several different styles of the classic Chuck Taylor Converse shoes, including these great high-tops, for under $10.</p> <p>Just <a href="http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Converse-Chuck-Taylor-AllStar-World-Skulls-HiTops?sku=411229">click here </a> to visit Musician&#39;s Friend (a site I trust for great deals on music) and grab yourself or your lucky friends and relatives a pair or two of classic Americana starting at the silly price of just $8.99 per pair. That&#39;s down significantly from the retail price of $44.99, an amazing saving. I don&#39;t think I&#39;ve a seen a shoe deal to match this one in a long time, but they will sell out very quickly so get them fast. </p> <p>Shipping starts at around $5.95, there are over 20 styles to choose from and most sizes are available (at the time of this article). On an interesting side note, I never thought that learning to play the guitar would get me great deals on shoes. Ahh, the sweet circle of life. Enjoy.</p> <p>P.S. I wonder, have you ever discovered a sweet deal in an unexpected place? My most unusual find was a cheap graphic design book in store that sold organic fruit and vegetables. They had a little shelf at the back of the store full of new books for sale. Quite an odd combo, but it worked for me.  </p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/chuck-taylor-converse-shoes-under-10">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-7"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/sears-goes-a-little-crazy-sweaters-starting-at-99-cents">Sears goes a little crazy - sweaters starting at 99 cents!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/xm-satellite-radio-car-combo-for-under-6-and-free-shipping">XM satellite radio/car combo for under $6 and free shipping!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/get-a-deal-every-time-you-shop-with-these-tools">Get a Deal Every Time You Shop with These Tools</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/400gb-western-digital-external-hard-drive-under-90-delivered">400GB Western Digital external hard drive under $90 delivered.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/moma-mia-art-is-on-sale">MoMA mia! Art is on sale.</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Deals and Coupons bargain cheap deal holiday gifts musician's friend Sale savings Sun, 02 Dec 2007 18:18:13 +0000 Paul Michael 1450 at http://www.wisebread.com MoMA mia! Art is on sale. http://www.wisebread.com/moma-mia-art-is-on-sale <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/l_38532.jpg" alt="MoMA 2000" title="MoMA 2000" width="314" height="286" /></p> <p>It&#39;s that time of year again. The Museum Of Modern Art is having a ridiculous clearance sale and there are a ton of great art bargains to be had. Everything from home artefacts to posters and personal accessories are up to 90% off! Take the poster above...just $1.99, reduced from $25. </p> <p>There are SEVEN categories in the MoMA sale. Click each link below to get to the sale of your choice. Just be careful not to overspend, there are some serious bargains here.</p> <p><a href="http://www.momastore.org/museum/moma/CategoryDisplay_10451_10001_11523_11466_-1__6J125">NEWEST sale items.</a> </p> <p><a href="http://www.momastore.org/museum/moma/CategoryDisplay_10451_10001_11523_11522_-1__6J125">HOME sale</a> </p> <p><a href="http://www.momastore.org/museum/moma/CategoryDisplay_10451_10001_11523_11453_-1__6J125">PERSONAL ACCESSORIES sale</a> </p> <p><a href="http://www.momastore.org/museum/moma/CategoryDisplay_10451_10001_11523_11514_-1__6J125">POSTERS sale</a> </p> <p><a href="http://www.momastore.org/museum/moma/CategoryDisplay_10451_10001_11523_11547_-1__6J125">STATIONERY sale </a> </p> <p><a href="http://www.momastore.org/museum/moma/CategoryDisplay_10451_10001_11523_11484_-1__6J125">TOYS &amp; GAMES sale</a> </p> <p><a href="http://www.momastore.org/museum/moma/CategoryDisplay_10451_10001_11523_11599_-1__6J125">HOLIDAY sale </a> </p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/moma-mia-art-is-on-sale">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-14"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/what-clearance-price-is-your-achilles-heel">What clearance price is your Achilles Heel?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buy-sell-make-a-profit-thanks-office-depot">Buy. Sell. Make a Profit. Thanks Office Depot.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/xm-satellite-radio-car-combo-for-under-6-and-free-shipping">XM satellite radio/car combo for under $6 and free shipping!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/chuck-taylor-converse-shoes-under-10">Chuck Taylor Converse shoes under $10</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-money-moves-to-make-the-moment-you-graduate">5 Money Moves to Make the Moment You Graduate</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance art bargain clearance discount MoMA Museum Of Modern Art Sale savings Mon, 16 Jul 2007 04:33:38 +0000 Paul Michael 843 at http://www.wisebread.com 400GB Western Digital external hard drive under $90 delivered. http://www.wisebread.com/400gb-western-digital-external-hard-drive-under-90-delivered <p><img width="360" height="360" title="WD 400gb" alt="WD 400gb" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/s0200730_enl.jpg" /></p> <p>The stellar deals continue. Although I can't claim the credit for this one, a site called <a href="http://dealhack.com/">DealHack</a> dug this little beauty out and I am shamelessly spreading the word to all Wisebread readers.</p> <p>Right now at Staples.com you can get a <strong>Western Digital 400GB Elements External Hard Drive</strong> for a final price of just $89.98 with free shipping. That's after an instant savings of $70 and an additional $20 rebate. Here are the specs for all you techies...</p> <table cellspacing="0" border="0" class="col3"> <tbody> <tr> <td>Drive Capacity</td> <td>400GB</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td>Internal or External</td> <td>External</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Connectivity</td> <td>USB 2.0/1.1</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td>Manufacturer</td> <td>Western Digital</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Manufacturer Model</td> <td>WDE1U4000N</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td>Rotation Speed</td> <td>7200 RPM</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Compatibility</td> <td>PC/MAC</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td>Burst Transfer Rate</td> <td>Up to 480 Mb/s</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Average Seek Time</td> <td>8.9 ms</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td>Warranty</td> <td>1-year mfr. limited</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p> If you want it (and who couldn't use 400GB of extra space for that price) click <a href="http://www.staples.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/StaplesCategoryDisplay?zipCode=80015&amp;PID=1798476&amp;ddkey=StaplesBeFree&amp;ddkey=StaplesProductDisplay&amp;jspStoreDir=Staples&amp;catalogId=10051&amp;errorUrl=zipcode&amp;interceptedCatEntryId=174760&amp;cm_mmc=CJ-_-affiliate-_-feed-_-listing&amp;identifier=BI19122&amp;ts=1178750747902&amp;langId=-1&amp;AID=10422268&amp;storeId=10001&amp;ddkey=StaplesZipCodeAdd">here</a> . Staples, you have to love them for this deal.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/400gb-western-digital-external-hard-drive-under-90-delivered">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/xm-satellite-radio-car-combo-for-under-6-and-free-shipping">XM satellite radio/car combo for under $6 and free shipping!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/sears-goes-a-little-crazy-sweaters-starting-at-99-cents">Sears goes a little crazy - sweaters starting at 99 cents!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ugliest-shoes-in-the-world-now-less-than-10">Ugliest shoes in the world - now less than $10.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/friday-deal-sweet-dreams-for-a-real-bargain-deal-over">Friday deal - Sweet dreams for a real bargain -DEAL OVER</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/chuck-taylor-converse-shoes-under-10">Chuck Taylor Converse shoes under $10</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Deals bargain deal Hard Drive Instant Rebate PC accessories. rebate Sale Staples Storage Space Western Digital Wed, 09 May 2007 22:54:03 +0000 Paul Michael 612 at http://www.wisebread.com XM satellite radio/car combo for under $6 and free shipping! http://www.wisebread.com/xm-satellite-radio-car-combo-for-under-6-and-free-shipping <p><img width="250" height="250" title="xm radio" alt="xm radio" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/202139750.jpg" /></p> <p>Quick deal for you folks, and a sweet one too. You can now (for a limited time...don't know how long) grab the <strong><strong>AudioVox Xpress - XMCK10 XM Satellite Radio Receiver &amp; Car Kit Combo - XMCK10A for just $5.99 with FREE SHIPPING.</strong></strong></p> <p>Yep, it's not a typo. Just go to this link at <a href="http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=202139750&amp;adid=17662">BUY.COM</a> and snag yourself a steller deal on XM radio. The listed price is around $90, but you get $54 instant savings and another $30 rebate, making it just $5.99. Plus, free shipping. Try finding that lower anywhere else. You will still have to pay the fee for the monthly XM service, but you can't have it all, right? Here are the product specs. Go get it deal-hunters.</p> <p>Equip your automobile with the future of radio using the Audiovox XM Satellite Radio receiver and car kit. Use the remote control to scan through channels on<em> </em>the 5-line digital display. With a built-in wireless FM transmitter, it's easy to listen to your favorite satellite programming through your car's stereo. <em></p> <p></em><strong class="productTitle">Features</strong></p> <table cellspacing="4" cellpadding="0" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"><em><img width="12" height="12" src="http://ak.buy.com/buy_assets/v6/july/dot2.gif" alt="" /></em></td> <td valign="top">Large 5-line display with white backlighting</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top"><em><img width="12" height="12" src="http://ak.buy.com/buy_assets/v6/july/dot2.gif" alt="" /></em></td> <td valign="top">Built-in wireless FM transmitter</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top"><em><img width="12" height="12" src="http://ak.buy.com/buy_assets/v6/july/dot2.gif" alt="" /></em></td> <td valign="top">Encoder knob allows easy access in navigating thru the user interface</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top"><em><img width="12" height="12" src="http://ak.buy.com/buy_assets/v6/july/dot2.gif" alt="" /></em></td> <td valign="top">DC adapter</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top"><em><img width="12" height="12" src="http://ak.buy.com/buy_assets/v6/july/dot2.gif" alt="" /></em></td> <td valign="top">Scrolling stock ticker &amp; scrolling sports scores</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top"><em><img width="12" height="12" src="http://ak.buy.com/buy_assets/v6/july/dot2.gif" alt="" /></em></td> <td valign="top">Tune select</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top"><em><img width="12" height="12" src="http://ak.buy.com/buy_assets/v6/july/dot2.gif" alt="" /></em></td> <td valign="top">Jump button</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top"><em><img width="12" height="12" src="http://ak.buy.com/buy_assets/v6/july/dot2.gif" alt="" /></em></td> <td valign="top">Aux input with 3.5mm jack</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top"><strong><em><img width="12" height="12" src="http://ak.buy.com/buy_assets/v6/july/dot2.gif" alt="" /></em></strong></td> <td valign="top"> <p><strong> Includes: receiver, remote, car kit, DC adapter, hardware adapter, magnetic roof-mount antenna &amp; mounting bracket</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><em> </em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/xm-satellite-radio-car-combo-for-under-6-and-free-shipping">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/400gb-western-digital-external-hard-drive-under-90-delivered">400GB Western Digital external hard drive under $90 delivered.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/sears-goes-a-little-crazy-sweaters-starting-at-99-cents">Sears goes a little crazy - sweaters starting at 99 cents!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/chuck-taylor-converse-shoes-under-10">Chuck Taylor Converse shoes under $10</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ugliest-shoes-in-the-world-now-less-than-10">Ugliest shoes in the world - now less than $10.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/moma-mia-art-is-on-sale">MoMA mia! Art is on sale.</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Deals Audiovox bargain buy.com deal instant savings online shopping radio rebate Sale savings XM XM radio Wed, 09 May 2007 03:29:43 +0000 Paul Michael 611 at http://www.wisebread.com Music to my ears - Guitar Center 50% off. http://www.wisebread.com/music-to-my-ears-guitar-center-50-off <p><img width="341" height="126" title="Sale" alt="Guitar Center Sale" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/Picture_1.jpg" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.guitarcenter.com/">Guitar Center</a> has a HUGE sale going on right now. I wish I was a better guitar player (i strum a few chords, badly) so that I could justify spending some serious cash on some serious bargains. PLUS, you get FREE SHIPPING on most orders over $99. They also sell Bass, Drums, Keyboards and tons of other great stuff. Drop by and save yourself 50% or more on some sweet deals.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/music-to-my-ears-guitar-center-50-off">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-bowling-balls-just-pay-shipping">FREE bowling balls - just pay shipping</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-bargains-to-help-you-keep-your-cool-this-summer">5 bargains to help you keep your cool this summer.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/pay-1980-s-prices-for-today-s-adorable-oshkosh-kid-s-clothing">Pay 1980’s Prices for Today’s Adorable OshKosh Kid’s Clothing!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4lb-box-of-sees-chocolates-for-1-plus-free-shipping-deal-ended">4lb box of See&#039;s chocolates for $1, plus FREE shipping. DEAL ENDED.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-things-you-should-never-buy-at-the-dollar-store-and-10-you-should">10 Things You Should Never Buy at the Dollar Store (and 10 You Should)</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Deals bargains Cheap music deals Guitar sale music sale Sale Wed, 14 Mar 2007 20:23:54 +0000 Paul Michael 351 at http://www.wisebread.com Now is The Time to Buy: Skis, Winter Coats, Candy http://www.wisebread.com/now-is-the-time-to-buy-skis-winter-coats-candy <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/now-is-the-time-to-buy-skis-winter-coats-candy" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_75739981_MEDIUM.jpg" alt="the best time to shop for these winter things" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>As winter continues to blast away in the Northeast, other parts of the country are warming up a bit. Regardless of where you live, it's likely that your major retailers are beginning to make way for spring merchandise by having great big sales on all that winter stuff.</p> <p>REI is now having a sale on their winter gear, and now is a good time to stock up on snowboards, skis, boots, gloves, jackets, snowsuits, and everything cold that you can think of. REI is normally a tad on the expensive side, but their sales are good, and they have excellent customer service. Order online if you don't live near an REI, and make sure to look for free shipping. Check out other sporting goods and outdoor equipment stores in your area to see when they start selling off their winter inventory. Sierra Trading Post is always has cheap outdoor stuff &mdash; now it's Spring Skiing time.</p> <p>Coats can be counted on to look more or less the same from season to season, so if you see a fabulous parka at a good price now, get it and you're prepared for next winter. Whether you shop at Target or Nordstrom (or Macy's, or Sak's, or Walmart), there's a good chance that your favorite store is selling, or getting ready to sell, some lovely coats at major discounts. These sales often continue into March, so you might be wise to find out when they end, and snap up the best bargains as the retailers get more desperate.</p> <p>Another thing to grab while you can is leftover Valentine's Day candy. My local Rite Aid can't get rid of it fast enough, so prices are excellent (entire bags of candy for a dollar). Buy it now and you'll have your stash for Easter. There are plenty of non-heart-shaped candies for sale, but even pink cinnamon hearts or jellybeans are good when they fill the inside of a plastic Easter egg. Go to your local drug store, grocery store, or even megamart an grab the V-Day candies in pastel shades before they sell out.</p> <p>In Seattle, where spring is always early, the equipment swaps are gearing up. Now is the time for Seattlites to get their hands on great used bikes. If you are looking for a new-to-you bicycle for spring, Google your local area to see when the swap meets begin.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-karim">Andrea Karim</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/now-is-the-time-to-buy-skis-winter-coats-candy">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-lust-is-keeping-you-poor">6 Ways Lust Is Keeping You Poor</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-sweet-valentines-day-gifts-to-give-to-your-truest-love-you">9 Sweet Valentine&#039;s Day Gifts to Give to Your Truest Love — You!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-better-ways-to-celebrate-v-day-this-year">5 Better Ways to Celebrate Valentine&#039;s Day This Year</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/are-you-spending-too-much-on-halloween-this-year">Are You Spending Too Much on Halloween This Year?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-easy-steps-to-buying-lingerie-for-your-wife-girlfriend-or-significant-other">4 Easy Steps to Buying Lingerie for Your Wife, Girlfriend, or Significant Other</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping candy coats February gloves jackets purchase Sale season ski equipment snow snowboard sweets Valentine's Day Tue, 20 Feb 2007 20:53:52 +0000 Andrea Karim 289 at http://www.wisebread.com Ends in 4? It's the final markdown http://www.wisebread.com/ends-in-4-its-the-final-markdown <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ends-in-4-its-the-final-markdown" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_000033268128_XXXLarge.jpg" alt="target storefront" title="target storefront" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>According to Atwater Village Newbie, savvy shoppers can tell when an item at Target has been <a href="http://atwater-village.blogspot.com/2007/01/decoding-target-discounts-look-for-4.html">marked down</a> to its lowest price based on the last digit:</p> <blockquote><p>Full prices end in 9. Every time Target discounts, the final digit of the price drops. <strong><span style="font-weight: bold">The lowest the final digit will go is 4.</span></strong> If you see something you want and the price ends in 4, buy it. You won't get it for less.</p> </blockquote> <!--break--><!--break--><p>Apparently, Target has set markdown levels of 25%, 50%, 75%, and 90% off. A price ending in &quot;4&quot; should also be part of the 90% off level.</p> <p>But don't wait until you see the magic &quot;4&quot; at the end of the price. An ex-employee on Consumerist once warned, &quot;Rule of thumb, 75% is the lowest you'll see an item at.&quot;</p> <p><em>Thanks for the tip, Alex</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/greg-go">Greg Go</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ends-in-4-its-the-final-markdown">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-stores-with-the-best-price-matching">10 Stores With the Best Price Matching</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-surprising-ways-to-maximize-your-savings-at-home-depot">6 Surprising Ways to Maximize Your Savings at Home Depot</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/when-they-say-extreme-deals-theyre-not-kidding">When They Say Extreme Deals, They’re Not Kidding!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/should-you-sign-up-for-that-store-credit-card">Should You Sign Up for That Store Credit Card?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-things-you-should-never-buy-at-the-dollar-store-and-10-you-should">10 Things You Should Never Buy at the Dollar Store (and 10 You Should)</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping code discounts price tags Sale target Tue, 09 Jan 2007 05:22:05 +0000 Greg Go 173 at http://www.wisebread.com