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How can I maximize my online Black Thursday experience?

I want to do Black Friday online this year and I'm looking for tips on how to make my experience as successful as possible since the last time I did Black Friday in general was when I was 8 and going from toy store to toy store looking for a goddamn Furby. [more inside]
posted by Hermione Granger on Nov 21, 2014 - 9 answers

Where do you find the best online deals for all-things-electronic?

From a previous AskMefi post dated 2006, I've re-discovered Newegg, Slick Deals, Hot Deals, Woot, Tech Bargains, and Spendfish. It's been almost 8 years since the post, though, so I'm sure I'm out of the loop. Google is great for aggregating these sites, but I'm not sure about their quality (i.e. deal-awesomeness) from a simple search. Can you tell me what I'm missing? Thanks in advance!!
posted by onecircleaday on Dec 8, 2013 - 13 answers

Please help me optimize Black Friday shopping

So... Black Friday is coming up in a few weeks. Can you teach me how to figure out where the best deals will be, in advance? [more inside]
posted by vignettist on Oct 23, 2013 - 10 answers

Give me your online clothes shopping gems!

I wanna do some online clothes shopping - please recommend your favorite quirky, trendy, CHEAP places to buy women's clothes online. [more inside]
posted by catatethebird on Mar 22, 2013 - 21 answers

Tips for replacing all your stuff after a move to Chicago.

My wife and I will be moving across an ocean(the atlantic - from Birmingham, UK to Chicago) in a couple of months and in the process I will be abandoning 87.6% of my stuff (everything but sentimental knick-knacks, some clothing and laptops). I'd like advice on rebuilding my stuff collection - furniture, appliances, kitchen utensils and all the other stuff you need to make an apartment livable. What would you do if you could do it all over again? [more inside]
posted by srboisvert on May 19, 2012 - 32 answers

Help me make a deal (of the day)!

I'm fairly obsessed with "deal of the day" websites, like myhabit, hautelook, and woot. What are your other recommendations for fun "deal of the day" sites?
posted by mingodingo on Jan 13, 2012 - 17 answers

For what am I overpaying?

For what am I overpaying (as others are doing for HDMI cables or spices, for example)? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Sep 1, 2011 - 32 answers

Customized Deals/Coupons Alerts, Does It Exist?

Are there any sites that offer customized deal/coupon alerts/emails/RSS feeds based on categories or stores/brands that I like? [more inside]
posted by gramcracker on Dec 5, 2010 - 4 answers

Looking for Twitter feeds that offer good deals

Looking for Twitter feeds of companies that advertise deals and sales on their Twitter feeds. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Sep 17, 2010 - 1 answer

Help us get a deal on this car!

Can you help us get a good price on an awesome car? [more inside]
posted by Tarumba on Jan 8, 2010 - 12 answers

Save or Spend??

Shopping Filter: When do I need the best of the best? What is the best of the best? And how do I know the difference? [more inside]
posted by saradarlin on May 27, 2009 - 47 answers

Retails sales are down, so where are the bargains?

If retailers are being hit hard with a recession, then why am I not finding bargains? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on Nov 14, 2008 - 15 answers

Looking for price drop alerts.

Is there a website that will track a particular item and alert you when it's offered at discount? [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome on Oct 28, 2008 - 9 answers

To buy or not to buy; apple forces consumer to make decisions

Looking to buy a MacBook through Apple's education store. I need it for the upcoming school year. I'm stoked on the free iPod-touch but heard an upgrade is coming very soon. Is it worth it to wait for the new line of laptops? Does anyone know when this is expected to happen? [more inside]
posted by ageispolis on Jul 15, 2008 - 17 answers

Good deal on a smart phone?

Are there any deals in the smart phone world? Someone told me she had some voice plan plus unlimited internet for ~$40. She had a sidekick. Did I misunderstand? [more inside]
posted by stuart_s on Mar 31, 2007 - 8 answers

Cheapskate seeks Ericsson phones!

I'm a big fan of the Ericsson interface, though my current phone (T637) is on its last legs. Sony has come out with a ton of great phones recently, all vast improvements on what I have, and almost none of which I afford. A few years ago, major wireless carriers could be counted on to heavily discount the newest latest freshest phones, especially Ericssons, and now only ONE carrier (Cingular) sells ANY of them, and they only have the two bottom-of-the-line models. Anyone have any advice or inside information before I bite the bullet and get the cheapo model? [more inside]
posted by stuckie on Sep 27, 2006 - 8 answers

Shopping the sales -- how does it work, when does it happen, where do I go??

Over the next few months, I need to buy a lot of new clothes to bulk up my professional (woman's) wardrobe. I want everything I buy to fit well. Slacks, skirts, blazers need to be lined. I will not buy anything without trying it on first, so web and catalog shopping is out. I don't have the budget to buy this all at full price. What kinds of strategies can I employ to get the best deals possible? Are there specific stores I should be shopping in? Are there sales I should watch for? Are there specific dates, weekends or times of year when I can get the best deals? How can I find out about and obtain about great coupons and upcoming sales? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Aug 30, 2006 - 41 answers

And behind door number two...

Which websites offer the best/most interesting deals on merchandise? [more inside]
posted by LittleMissCranky on Jun 14, 2006 - 10 answers

What are the BEST deal sites?

What are the best sites on the Internet that guide you to finding the best prices on a wide range of consumer items? I want to do comparison shopping, by locating the biggest selection from reputable stores (sites), compare product features, prices, possibly read reviews, but that's not a must, to get the best deals, period. In the past, I’ve used: BizRate, PriceGrabber, Shopping.com, and Froogle (Google). I know there must be more, or better sites out there, so what are they and let me know your experiences – pro & con.
posted by thebarron on Jun 10, 2006 - 8 answers

Furniture shopping in Los Angeles

I'm moving into a new place and beginning the search for furniture. Anyone have any favorite sources of good deals on good furniture in LA? How close to a gigantic selection of good quality/looking stuff at garage-sale prices can one get in this city? [more inside]
posted by sirion on Mar 25, 2005 - 11 answers

Is this Amazon zShop deal a scam?

Is there any i can rationally believe a way too good to be true deal from an Amazon zShop dealer?
posted by lips on Dec 6, 2004 - 13 answers

Deals on Cosmetics

My grandmother wants me to find deals on high-end cosmetics for her. We've had luck on eBay before, but her latest particular request is coming up short for me. This question is two-part: 1) Where else can I look online/IRL for good prices on department store makeup? Google searches so far only point me to useless spam/ad sites or cheap chintzy makeup, and I can't think of anywhere to look IRL except outlet malls. 2) Cosmetics are hot business on eBay - I had no idea. How do you think these sellers get their stock? Are they employees with the privilege of ordering it wholesale through the store, perhaps? A lot of what's sold seems to be testers - is it possible to score some kind of deal at the counter for leftovers, if you're not an employee?
posted by Melinika on May 20, 2004 - 1 answer

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