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Websites For The Frugal?

timothy posted more than 10 years ago | from the spend-thrifty dept.

The Almighty Buck 523

fwc writes "Like most people, I like being able to get the most benefit out of my money. In pursuit of this, I use several websites which help stretch my dollar even more. For instance, I have found which I consult for good travel-related deals. I also use and fatwallet to make sure I don't miss those almost-too-good-to-be-true deals. When looking for the best price on a specific item, I usually consult Froogle, Pricewatch, and I also use a collection of online stores which sell stuff dirt cheap, such as newegg, PC Surplus Online, and of course Recently, I was looking for some tools at Harbor Freight's Website and a friend suggested that I might want to also look at Homier's. I was pleasantly suprised to find that they have some prices which are even lower than at any other site which I have found. This makes me wonder what other sites are out there I haven't found yet which are in the same category." I know techbargains has "saved" me money on some things I might not otherwise have bought. Where have you been best led?

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Dear God man (-1, Troll)

jacobhoupt (728382) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035846)

have you know shame? Your thriftiness appalls me!

Re:Dear God man (3, Funny)

DaHat (247651) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035862)

You should have met my father, I'd say he's far worse.

My father was one of those who when he'd buy a coupon book, he'd carefully note how much he saved to ensure he got his money's worth.

Re:Dear God man (5, Funny)

phalse phace (454635) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035918)

Think that's bad?

Well, you know those soap chips that are left over when you're almost finished using a bar of soap? My father saves them, and then compresses them into a new bar of soap when he's saved up enough of them.

How's that for frugal/cheap?

Re:Dear God man (2, Interesting)

JabberWokky (19442) | more than 10 years ago | (#9036010)

That's a pretty common thing in certain cultures. The American South and rural communities have a whole slew of items made specifically for doing that. Special soap jars, glycerine (I think) to add to it to make liquid soap, and sponges with pockets to put the slivers into so that they infuse the sponge with soap.

It's taken a turn into the whole "Do it yourself" crowd who uses candlestubs to make scented candles... you can get soap kits to make herbal infused and scented soaps out of the scraps. It becomes less of a cost saver and more of a hobby at that point.

Of course, I swipe a new bar of soap every day I'm in a hotel for when I go camping. The tiny ones are great and you can toss them when you're done (since they usually are full of fluff from the washcloth they are wrapped in after every bath/shower).


Re:Dear God man (1)

empaler (130732) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035914)

Thrift is 'positively' loaded. You want 'cheap' or 'stingy'.

Re:Dear God man (1, Troll)

Qacker (658930) | more than 10 years ago | (#9036058)

Frugal Squirrles is a great site for furugalness!

Well it does have a section about fugal living but most of it is survivalist stuff. Still its a good site.

Re:Dear God man (4, Insightful)

ejaw5 (570071) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035973)

it's not thriftiness, it's Money Optimization! The game is to maximize the amount of money still remaining in your wallet after each purchasing excercise.

or it's selling out (1)

roadies (748234) | more than 10 years ago | (#9036009)

not *so* much the post, but the comments below are starting to ring with shameless plugs for everyone with a site and amazon or dealtime XML feeds on them. "Yay Slashdot! You just increased my pageranking by 1 point!"

Frugal Living Tip File (5, Informative)

Bobdoer (727516) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035849)

The Frugal Living Tip File [] has some top notch advice. It disappeared from the net awhile back, but has a copy.

Re:Frugal Living Tip File (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9035890)

More frugal living tips can be found here []


Re:Frugal Living Tip File (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9035919)

Wow, Macintosh users get mod points too? But they're far too squeamish!

do your research... (4, Informative)

Helix150 (177049) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035850)

always check Reseller Ratings [] before buying...

Re:do your research... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9035911)

one word...eBay. []

Yup, I'm cheap (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9035852)

I usually check most of these and end up saving a decent amount of cash. The only thing I really dislike is that most of the "ceap deals" are rebated products, so you end up laying out a bunch of cash, then waiting 6-10 weeks to get it back. Are these really deals???

Tiger Direct (1, Informative)

davisshaver (583015) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035854)

Tiger Direct has pretty good prices on tech stuff.
Tiger Direct []

Re:Tiger Direct (3, Interesting)

skogs (628589) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035940)

Must agree. Tigerdirect is my shopping place of choice when I build new units. Unfortunately I've also dealt with their returns process several times. I can't complain about it. Their sales, support and return staff are all good and implement good policy. Better than most. Fair prices on almost everything too.

Re:Tiger Direct (5, Interesting)

phoxix (161744) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035941)


These guys screw up big time, constantly have credit cards stolen, etc etc etc

Just google for night-mare like stores

Sunny Dubey

Re:Tiger Direct (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9035970)

I do not like tigerdirect as they only offer UPS shipping (which is often broken). If you live in canada or dont mind a cross border shipment, check out , no PST tax for us canadians! just GST. On expensive shipments, its often cheaper to pay shipping than the pst. Also, right now they have free shipping over 300 dollars Canadian and you can choose fedex, ups, purolator, canada post, whatever. Sign up for their weekly newsletter and save 5-40% on average on stuff youd normally buy at full price. It saved me 120 dollars on a recent system just last month! here is the newsletter link.

The real problem with TigerDirect: rebates (4, Informative)

dameron (307970) | more than 10 years ago | (#9036000)

I've purchased several item from TD with no problem and my rebates went through without a hitch. -However- they have a terrible reputation for denying rebates, hiding rebate information, and otherwise abusing rebates.

If you find something at TigerDirect and you can get it out the door at a bargain price by all means go for it, but it it requires a rebate be warned, you may have trouble.


Re:The real problem with TigerDirect: rebates (1)

Lehk228 (705449) | more than 10 years ago | (#9036043)

Well if the reputation is old and they are trying to shake it they would probably be better than other stores in order to avoid living up to their rep

Re:Tiger Direct (4, Informative)

loraksus (171574) | more than 10 years ago | (#9036083)

Yeah, pretty good prices, but they are also theiving criminals who have a horrible return policy (puts frys to shame) and tend to "lose" rebates.

Where have you been best led? (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9035856)

Where have you been best led?

I was led once to water, but i refused to drink.

and while we're at it - international shipping! (3, Interesting)

Audent (35893) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035857)

Come on guys, we're not all dirty rotten foreigners in need of a good invasion to teach us the worth of Yankee Imperialist Running Dog consumer products. We already buy all your shit so why not tell the guys in the online side of your companies to let us order from you lot directly?

Is it a credit card verification problem or what? I'd rather not wait the six(teen) extra weeks while the local marketing team work out what price point to put on these items.

Re:and while we're at it - international shipping! (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9035955)

What kind of gear are you looking for? Perhaps my links collection can be helpful.

Marketing teams have no trouble at all converting to Australian or NZ. Just take the US$ price, then triple it!

You have to look but there are many stores that will ship. In Australia there's just a 10% GST now, so importing is very attractive. Pity the poor bricks&mortar store owner who is sitting on $100k of stock was imported when our dollar was worth 50c, but I'm no philanthropist when it comes to buying stuff.

Re:and while we're at it - international shipping! (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9036041)

As an eBay seller, I find that in most cases shipping outside the continental US is a pain in the ass (Excluding Canada)

1. Not all postal systems are equal - Yes, the Italian and Spainish postal systems are as bad as the rumours say.
2. Customs routinly hold items
3. Lack of shipping insurance available
4. Postal forms need to be filled out
5. If the customer wants to return the item, it would cost me much more than a domestic return

UK Computer Hardware (4, Informative)

Rexz (724700) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035865)

I search all of these UK sites whenever I buy a big hardware item. It would be great if fellow Brits could reply with any reputable sites I'm missing.

In no particular order:

  • (current favourite)

Re:UK Computer Hardware (2, Interesting)

gnalre (323830) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035901)

Yeah, try []

first and save yourself some time

Re:UK Computer Hardware (2, Interesting)

swordfishBob (536640) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035963)

What do you call a "big" hardware item?

And what hourly rate do you use to evaluate the time spent looking for a better price?

Some people have more time than money, but some waste incredible amounts of time trying to save a couple of dollars.

Re:UK Computer Hardware (1)

SkunkPussy (85271) | more than 10 years ago | (#9036006)

Re:UK Computer Hardware (1)

Chicane-UK (455253) | more than 10 years ago | (#9036008)

Heres a few more good'uns... k :)

Re:UK Computer Hardware (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9036038)

Hate to be a spoilsport but... (5, Informative)

heldlikesound (132717) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035867)

In my experience, Amazon is almost ALWAYS the cheapest place to buy something, not because of their prices on items, but because of their free shipping on orders over $25.

Re: (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9035870)

What about eBay? It's a pretty good place, and yes, of course, you do take the risk of getting screwed by a seller every so often, but in general I've gotten pretty good computer hardware off there (think SCSI and SCSI RAID) for a whole lot less than in the store.

More (1)

ThatTallGuy (520811) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035871) [] and its related sites

Video games... (5, Informative)

syrion (744778) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035872)

...can be bought cheap, too. Go to Cheap Ass Gamer [] ; it relies on different users posting the deals they have found, but it seems to be a very effective system. The availability of some deals depends on your area (and the brick & mortar stores you have access to).

rpg games too (pen and paper kind) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9035921)

don't buy new rpg's, wait six months until someone returns or sells his copy back to the store and buy or for half price (it's "used" but only cause it's been sitting on his shelf instead of the store's!)
or check out salvation army and pick up 1st/2nd edition ad&d books (or basic/expert edition) for $1 and play that instead of the new shit that's out
yeah, i get my gaming stuff cheaper than most people pay for dice ;-)

Re:rpg games too (pen and paper kind) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9035992)

Yes, Dungeons & Dragons is a great way of saving money! You certainly won't be spending much on contraceptives.

Re:rpg games too (pen and paper kind) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9036092)

i don't think d&d is cheaper than condoms, but i can tell you from experience that it's much cheaper than paying for fancy dates and all the other bullshit that comes with a western relationship (or marriage which these days oftentimes end up in a divorce).
notice i said 'western'... that's very important. there are still places in the world where marriage is considered a vow between two souls and the divine. here in the west it's just a thing you do if you feel like it and only until you get tired of it.
but yeah, keep making troll jokes, asshole. we'll see who laughs last (it'll be the bitch you hooked up with, i guarantee it).

How does this matter? (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9035873)

How is this usefull or relevant to anyone outside US?

Re:How does this matter? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9035899)

You must be new here.

Re:How does this matter? (0, Troll)

Mike Hawk (687615) | more than 10 years ago | (#9036053)

What, you guys don't have money? Man, the world outside the US is a strange place indeed. in Canada (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9035876) is a GREAT site for Canadian deals for all of us up north.
Check it out.

For us Europeans... (4, Informative)

nordicfrost (118437) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035877)

STAY AWAY from Kelkoo! I bleieved for a long time that Kelkoo was a "deal-finder", where products were ranged fair and square with the cheapest one first. Not so. A friend of mine has his products advertised on Kelkoo, and pays 385 USD each month. He has most of the products priced well below the large sites, in addidtion to CC payment and free shipping. But Kelkoo said that the system is click-based! And advised him to "click as much as you can on your own products to increase their rank".

I think Yahoo bought a lemon when they acqured Kelkoo... Or maybe they just have a damn good buisness plan for them...

Frugality (1)

Treacle Treatment (681828) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035879)

I always shop at although lately I have been burned on a few things which were not their fault as much as it was mine for not checking around. Caveat emptor.

Here's one (5, Funny)

Rosco P. Coltrane (209368) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035884)

Here's a site that'll give you advices on how to save big: clickey [] (1)

golfsportila (760666) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035887)

But of course, must be mentioned:)

Music at "too good to be true" prices (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9035891) of course :-)

Re:Music at "too good to be true" prices (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9036042)

Of course, the bastards at slashodt had to go and post a story on them, thereby making the site worthless.

You already have 12 places to find cheap things... (4, Funny)

Stopmotioncleaverman (628352) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035895)

...and you want MORE? I know you want the best for your money, but that's just greedy... :)

Slow News Day? (1, Troll)

roadies (748234) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035975)

Today must be a slow news day. First the keyboard review, then this? sheesh! /. is laxing it's front page standards (or timothy is bored).

Well here's one other site (1)

Uncle Gropey (542219) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035902)

Passwird [] .

got apex? (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9035906)

superior. they update every day with new deals, coupon codes, and much more. i check up every day when i get home :-)

Ebay! (4, Interesting)

JaredOfEuropa (526365) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035907)

Ebay can be a good source for cheap stuff if you don't mind buying second-hand goods. I've bought a few things dirt-cheap on Ebay... sometimes you have to take a little gamble, but generally I haven't been disappointed often, not even with items sensitive to wear and improper handling such as model airplane engines.

An added bonus for the environmentally-conscious: you're helping to save the planet by recycling ;)

Surprised . . . (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9035909)

I'm actually quite surprised (and yet strangely impressed) ./-ers know about frugal websites !

I thought is was all Alienware this, top-end that, modded for no bl**dy reason the other.

Sorry, must dash, the 360 Modena's turned up . . .

P.S. Oh, almost forgot my tip : hot grits makes a delicious, nutritious meal that's cheap and plentiful :)

Ebay Sniping (4, Interesting)

Rhett (141440) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035910)

I co-founded the ebay sniping website [] and I can say that our users routinely win ebay items very cheaply.

Unfortunately, due to ebay's no-spidering rules, we can't search out for sweet deals on ebay.

You can also spend your time on ebay searching for "Labtops" []

Re:Ebay Sniping (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9035977)

Yes, but if you really care about winning an auction, do it yourself. Automated sniping is just fine but humans always win if they want to.

Your users routinely win when there isn't much competition. (5, Informative)

Elvisisdead (450946) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035915)

He posts a ton of stuff daily, and seems to aggregate what's on some of the other sites and combines it with coupon codes, etc. link [] (1)

JabberWokky (19442) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035968)

Seconded... Ben's is a good site to browse daily to watch for really good deals. I will often realize "in the next six months, I need a new printer", and start watching. Inside a month, I'll find one for free after rebates (or a third of the price it normally is). Really useful site.

Plus you get an idea of what good prices for good quality items are, as they will list high quality, more expensive brands at lower prices (but not the lowest in the category of device; just the lowest for that brand). Good stuff.

Plus he lists things like Amazon's periodic "really nice kitchenware for $10 deals" and other household stuff... not just tech stuff.


consumer advice (3, Informative)

olscratch69 (697288) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035916)

There is a local am radio talk show host that is nationally sydicated that you might have hear of. His name is Clark Howard He has pretty good advice and some links to some sites that might not already be added to the posts.

Coupon Sites (1)

LogicX (8327) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035917)

[Shameless plug]
Sites like [] work pretty nice, offering up %off, free shipping, and other coupons for pretty much every retailer. Similar to others, but sorted by retailers, with new coupons posted daily.
[/Shameless plug]

SoftwareAndStuff (3, Informative)

Micro$will (592938) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035920)

A.K.A. SurplusComputers []

Old rack mount systems, SCSI drives, motherboards, and a lot of cheapo tools.

Travel Zoo (1)

Reefa (234913) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035924)

I usually look out for travel deals at Travel Zoo []

For Canadians, Red Flag Deals (3, Informative) (89271) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035925)

For Canadians, Red Flag Deals [] is a great site. Coupons, links to online deals, freebies, and forums. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9035926)

I use [] , as they have a lot of "female" oriented deals, plus one of the better coupon databases

Audiophile Equipment (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9035928)

I've found that HookedOnTronics [] usually has incredibly low prices on quality home theater equipment & miscellanious geekery. The selection is a bit limited, but the prices are hard to beat.

-- m.Operandi

Two things: (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9035931)

My strategy: Buy nothing. []

This [] may be helpful.

I also drink No Tea(tm). [] And occasionally the blood of my enemies, [] which although not technically free, is subsidised by Microsoft as well as the US government (who also help out by continually telling me who my enemies should be).

check out (1)

mattboston (537016) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035932) it's about frugality.

Biddingfortravel best for travel/priceline (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9035934) contains a whole lot of valuable information on how to bid on priceline.

RSS feeds (1)

ajayvb (657479) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035942)

The best part is that many of these websites now offer RSS feeds. So, instead of going to the website itself, you can just subscribe to the feeds, and scroll through to only look in detail at deals that interest you.

Bensbargains... (1)

centralizati0n (714381) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035943)

BensBargains [] pretty much does it for me. Ben parses a lot of other deal websites, then compiles it together. Overall, pretty good.

eBay (1)

CowboyTodd (611194) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035944)

If you're looking for the best deal, and don't mind the risk of getting screwed there is nothing better than eBay.

For British readers... (3, Informative)

amembleton (411990) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035949)

CD-Wow [] for your CDs.
Ebuyer [] for your computer kit.
Holborn Books [] for your computer books.
Click Ink [] for your generic ink cartridges.
Cahoot [] for your banking.
Ebay [] . No explanation needed!
Netto [] to check out what deals they've got on. Shortcut to Netto's offers. []

Re:For British readers... (1)

rastachops (543268) | more than 10 years ago | (#9036052)

How about []

they seem to have reasonable prices and for once, show the final price inc shipping rather than one before VAT + Shipping + Additional costs :)

Homier (2, Informative)

DaLiNKz (557579) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035950)

I had a dealing with Homier. They came through town and was offering a door, a specific door, that normally would sell for.. at least $500.. and was only $100. We stood in line, assured we had a door to find out the guy in front of us changed his mind and talked them into selling him two -- his door and ours. Then when we spoke up they told us we could basically fuck off.

Their prices were really crazy cheap, but a few things I bought broke later on (but doesn't most things today).. and that was only a month ago.

The Big competitor is Google with Froogle BETA (1)

Kefaa (76147) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035951)

The are preparing for this in their next phase at froogle []

At this point, it may be "beta" but that just means they are getting ready to open the can. Once they do, they can dig through the ranks to ensure they can find you the lowest price.

Interesting will be what happens when I am a sponsor and every link is lower than my price.

Visit our manufacturing division (2, Insightful)

xyote (598794) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035957)

a link on the Homier [] site. I was expecting to see lovely fjords, but no, it was Global Outsourcing [] .

My favorites (1)

g3head (771421) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035960)

I like dealnews [] and its subsites. I find its easy to check and usually has deals I care about.

I've also used [] for some free magizines subscriptions.

If you're careful eBay has some excellent deals. The challenge of course is not falling into an addiction.

For RAM I tend to use [] , while its mainly mac oriented I think they're added a PC section

In the UK (1)

isorox (205688) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035962)

Moneysavingexpert [] , covers lots of things, from cheap phone calls and mobiles to the best ISAs. UK Only of course.

CSO (1)

WarpFlyght (586558) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035974)

Computer Surplus Outlet [] always looked good to me. I've never purchased from them, so I can't vouch for them as far as service and reliability goes, but they have newer and older hardware for pretty nice prices at times. is the best one (1)

Hansele (579672) | more than 10 years ago | (#9035983)

The best sites I've found for coupon codes (that haven't been mentioned yet) are: [] [] (NOT ;-) [] [] (best magazine prices overall)

Enjoy! is one (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9035990)

If you ever find yourself paying too much for copyrighted music, movies, games, etc. I hear there's lots of great deals going on at

hot-deals (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9036012)

For Mac deals... (3, Informative)

Fuzzle (590327) | more than 10 years ago | (#9036017)

Goto [] for the best deals on Mac-related deals.

Re:For Mac deals... (1)

Fuzzle (590327) | more than 10 years ago | (#9036026)

The grammar police are going to have my ass for that sentence.

I like.... (1)

danhm (762237) | more than 10 years ago | (#9036018)

I like; free two day shipping on almost everything!

For DVD's (1)

bigfleet (121233) | more than 10 years ago | (#9036021)

Try DVD Price Search [] for DVD's. They also have an excellent coupons section. (1)

89cents (589228) | more than 10 years ago | (#9036023)

I usually check out xpbargains [] .

It is similar to fatwallet and I have found some good deals there, like a $5 motherboard with processor from tigerdirect posted. Unfortunately, most good bargains make you deal with rebates. This site will give you coupon codes for sites like Dell and Amazon, and let you search by catagory or store.

Try spoofee (1)

phurley (65499) | more than 10 years ago | (#9036024)

Sometimes Spoofee [] has a good find.

The Motley Fool (5, Insightful)

acshelp (460137) | more than 10 years ago | (#9036029)

Stop spending your money and pay off debts and invest. Think of your (financial) future for once!

Re:The Motley Fool (2, Informative)

acshelp (460137) | more than 10 years ago | (#9036050)

Oh yeah, it also has forums for Living Below Your Means (LBYM) which has tons of general money-saving tips for you penny-pinchers.

Slashdot going for a WADDoS? (1)

strictnein (318940) | more than 10 years ago | (#9036039)

Is slashdot going for a Wide Area Distributed Denial of Service?

I'd say spoofee sometimes. (2, Funny)

Gldm (600518) | more than 10 years ago | (#9036040)

I once got 17 12packs of mountain dew from office depot for $30 thanks to spoofee. Good if you're in a dorm.

The UPS guy was not happy about delivering it, and asked me what it cost to ship. It was free.

Then my roommates and friends all found out and got the same deal. I think we burned through 2 or 3 UPS guys that year. :P

Harbor Frieght (5, Informative)

almaon (252555) | more than 10 years ago | (#9036044)

A great place to get a good pirce on power tools, but their handtools both mechanical and woodworking are of horrible quality.

Cheap woodworking tools lead to serious injuries. And mechanical tools lead to broken knuckles. You get what you pay for and then you pay some more to Blue Cross Blue Sheild :/

Mack, Snapon and Craftsman really can't be beat, you get durability, quality and Sears will replace about any tool even if it's from doing something stupid with em.

Free Advertizing... (0, Troll)

MisanthropicProgram (763655) | more than 10 years ago | (#9036051)

Like most people, I like being able to get the most benefit out of my money.

Like posting a question on Slashdot with links to your websites, getting free advertizing in the process?

For the Canucks out there ... (3, Informative)

pimephalis (60034) | more than 10 years ago | (#9036069)

Check out Red Flag Deals [] for a nice selection of rebates, coupons and specials from Canadian dealers. The site covers all sorts of merchandise, but seems to be predominantly geared towards geek-analia.

Cheap flights (2)

1337 $14X0r (445930) | more than 10 years ago | (#9036070)

I've always used QIXO [] whenever I need to fly somewhere. They pull up most of the published fares a la expedia or travelocity, but they also have a bot that searches the discount lines that otherwise don't publish (Southwest, ATA, JetBlue, Northwest, etc).

DealHunting.CA for Canadians (2, Informative)

Hansele (579672) | more than 10 years ago | (#9036077)

Forgot to mention DealHunting.CA [] since everyone is griping about the lack of international stuff :)

Ohhh, now I get it (1)

Stevyn (691306) | more than 10 years ago | (#9036087)



As not to get modded down, I've always used pricewatch because it's been around for a while and it's been faithful. I also check ebay every time I want to buy something. One of the reasons for that is that it's, well, a good market place to see what people are paying for. It's become a sort of stock market for a lot of things, especially hardware. Another plus is that you have access to the feedback. Sometimes discount stores on the web can be shady and get away with it whereas on ebay there is a little more accountability.

As with any bargain hunting, you've always got to watch out for the too good deals as many people have been burned on the internet

Deep Discount DVD (3, Informative)

BenFranske (646563) | more than 10 years ago | (#9036088)

Deep Discount DVD [] is usually the least expensive place to buy DVDs from. I will say their customer service is really slow so hope your order goes through without any problems. They offer free shipping (US and everything so they're usually cheaper than Amazon too. I've placed several orders with them and have had good luck so far.

PC Surplus Is The Bomb (3, Informative)

Cylix (55374) | more than 10 years ago | (#9036091)

While their selection can be a tad on the small side when considering the great internet at large... their prices kick major woo-ha's.

I recently managed to get a replacement vid card for my laptop for 10$. It was a bit of a deal. Granted the part wasn't tested and sold as-is working pull.... but all in all it worked out well for me.

I check them often... I hope you guys don't drive up the prices. Oh wait... pc surplus bad.. don't shop there... ever... please dont!

Kidding, I hope they do well.
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