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[CYBER MONDAY] Geekly Holiday Gifts

Cyber Monday is here, and the holiday gift giving season is in full swing. Whether you are a geek who’s looking for some hints to drop, or you know a geek who you’d like to delight, here are some of the best gifts for tech fans. Read on for the deals…

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[ALERT] Beware The Recurring Charge Scam

A college freshman bought some lingerie on an ecommerce site called “Adore Me.” Several months later, her debit card was declined at a brick-and-mortar store; she was overdrawn. When she reviewed her bank’s records, she discovered monthly charges of $39.95 from “Adore Me” which she did not recall authorizing. That was just the beginning of this outrageous scam. Here's what holiday shoppers need to know about this and other recurring credit card charge scams...

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Money Savers For Online Shoppers

In 2017, an estimated 1.6 billion people purchased something online. Online sales totaled $2.3 trillion dollars worldwide, up more than 16% from the previous year. As online sales have soared, a number of tools have emerged to help consumers find the best deals. Check out these clever tools to help you save money when you shop online...

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[SOLD!] Tips for Ebay Sellers

A reader asks: 'I am trying to sell some of my stuff on eBay to make a little extra money, but my previous attempts to sell on eBay haven't worked out very well. Can you give me some power tips for eBay sellers to help me succeed?' Well, yes! Read on...

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[ONLINE SHOPPING] Is it Really a Bargain?

Every shopper loves a bargain, but how can you tell when you really have one? The games that sellers play with prices are as old as commerce itself. Bargain-hunting is particularly confusing online, where prices from all over the world are available. Here are some tips for sorting bogus bargains from real deals...

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Cash In On Unwanted Gift Cards

Remember that gift card you got from Aunt Tilly for your birthday last year? The one for that steakhouse that's 2 hours away? You know you'll never use it. But rather than throw it away, here’s how to convert it and other unwanted gift cards to cash. Read on for details, and some bonus tips on how to buy gift cards at a discount!

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Price Busters For Online Shoppers

Shopping online is a two-step process; first, find the product you want, and then find the best price for it. A lot of factors may come into play, including sales tax, shipping fees, and the availability of discount coupon codes. Read on to learn about three nifty tools that will help you get the lowest price when shopping online...

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Alternatives to Amazon Shopping

It’s obvious that Amazon is the 800-pound gorilla of e-commerce. Amazon captured 37% of online holiday season sales in 2016, and 53% of all growth in online sales for the full year. But it’s not the only digital department store. Let’s look at some of the others to see how they compare to Amazon...

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[SOLD!] Where to Sell Handmade Goods

Handmade OOAK (One Of A Kind) goods are all the rage these days. If you make anything all by yourself, whether it’s a potholder, baby clothes, or an intricately carved pool cue, someone out there wants to buy it. But finding that buyer can be difficult, and closing a deal successfully is hard work. Read on to learn about the best places to sell your hand-crafted items…

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[MONEY] Tips for Online Bargain Hunters

Every shopper loves a bargain, but how can you tell when you really have one? The games that sellers play with prices are as old as commerce itself. Bargain-hunting is particularly confusing online, where prices from all over the world are available. Here are some tips for sorting bogus bargains from real deals...

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How Secure Are Shopping Apps?

Retailers are encouraging shoppers to download their smartphone apps with the promise of extra savings, convenience and other benefits. But do those benefits outweigh the potential privacy and security hazards? Let's take a look…

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12 Things Not To Buy In 2016

This time of the year is a good time to set goals for next year. A perennial favorite is, “I will not buy everything I want.” But even better might be “I will not want everything I see.” Some highly-touted products are outright scams, while others have alternatives that are much less expensive. Some are available for free! Read on to see my list of things NOT to buy in 2016...

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10 Tips for SAFE Holiday Shopping

With less than three weeks left until Christmas, it’s time to kick your online shopping into high gear. But think about shopping safely, not just early. Along with the e-commerce boom has come an explosion of related scams, frauds, and outright thefts of goods, identity and financial data. Before you go shopping online for deals, take these steps to protect yourself...

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10 Tips for Online Holiday Shoppers

Shopping online for Christmas, Hanukkah (or any time of year) is easy and convenient, but when you use the right tools, you can also save a lot of cash. Here are some money-saving tips for the smart online shopper...

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The Best Black Friday Deals

Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner (November 26), and for most U.S. residents that means a day of rest and gratitude with family, turkey, and football - followed by Black Friday, the greatest consumer feeding frenzy of the year. Every store, online or at the mall, will be offering deals galore. Here's my guide to finding the best Black Friday deals…

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The Drones are Coming!

Are you ready for aerial drones to replace the UPS truck and the friendly Fedex guy? Walmart petitioned the FAA on October 27 for permission test drones outdoors, in residential neighborhoods, to deliver packages to customers. But they're not the only ones with delivery-by-drone plans. Read on to learn how soon the drones will be arriving in your neighborhood...

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Can You Spot A Fake Product Review?

Amazon has launched a lawsuit against 1,114 “John Doe” defendants, charging they damaged the company’s reputation by posting “false, misleading, and inauthentic” reviews. Read on for some tips on spotting fake reviews at online shopping sites…

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Buying Prescription Eyeglasses Online

Online optometrists claim they can save you “up to 70%” on prescription eyeglasses. Some even advertise free lenses. The savings sound tempting, but is it wise to buy online something that is so complex, subjective, and critical as eyeglasses? Read on...

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Online Grocery Delivery Services

Everybody knows that Google delivers search results to your computer screen. Now Google is experimenting with the concept of delivering groceries to your front porch. But they're just one of many online grocery delivery services. Read on to learn how to get your bananas and frozen pizza delivered with just a few clicks…

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