Tough economy or not, it’s great to find hot deals on what you want. The following websites and shops offer savings on everything from automobiles to computers and other electronics, tickets, sporting goods, and more. You may even be able to find exactly what you want for free! Why spend more than you have to? A little research, flexibility, and initiative can save you money, and saving money is always a good things. Especially if you still get what you want.
Freecycle is all about recycling items. It’s a non-profit organization made up of over 4,000 groups with over 6 million members around the world. Everything listed on Freecycle is free. While you are responsible for picking up the item, many great bargains can be found. Anything people are looking to get rid of can end up on Freecycle. You never know what you might find here. To check out what Freecycle has to offer, head to their site, and join a local group near you. Membership is free.
Craigslist is an increasingly popular place to find automobiles, boats, furniture, electronics, collectibles, tools, and a whole lot more, for a great price. While most of the items listed are for sale, there is also a free section, as well as a barter page. If you run a search and don’t find what you’re looking for, place a wanted ad and perhaps someone will respond. In addition to the items for sale, you can search for housing, jobs, services, and take part in the discussion forums. Craigslist is available throughout the United States, and parts of Canada, Asia, Europe, and other international locations.
Cabela’s Bargain Cave
You can save up to 70% on Cabela’s store items placed in the Bargain Cave. Whether it’s an inventory clearance item, a return, merchandise missing packaging, etc., Bargain Cave goodies save you tons of money. Clothing, footwear, home decor, electronics, hunting, fishing, camping, boating gear, and more can end up in the Bargain Cave. New stuff is added frequently, so you may want to subscribe to their RSS feed to get updates quickly and easily.
Computer ReFurb/Outlet Stores
Most of the major computer manufacturers have outlet stores where you can buy refurbished, discontinued, or scratch and dent computers and other electronics. They all guarantee that their refurbished models are in top- notch working condition. It’s a great way to purchase affordable electronics for home, school, or just for fun. Check the outlet stores often for good deals on what you want, as items don’t tend to last long.
• Dell Outlet
The Dell Outlet store offers three types of inventory—Certified Refurbished, which includes a 1-3 year limited hardware warranty, Previously Ordered New, and Scratch and Dent. Their store includes: laptops, desktops, monitors, printers, software, and misc. electronics.
• The Refurb Store
Apple’s Refurb Store offers terrific savings on computers, iPODs, and accessories. Save up to 30% on products that contain the same 1 year warranty as new purchases, all manuals and accessories, and new batteries and outer covers.
• HP Outlet Store
The HP Outlet Store has a plethora of items, including computers, printers, software, cameras, mobile devices, and other accessories. Save 15-30% on items that have been thoroughly tested. For items over $200, financing is available.
While online sites such as eBay function auction style, for really great bargains, find federal government, local government, bankruptcy, bank, and university auctions near you. Government Auctions.org has a search database and directory that can assist you. Seized property such as homes, vehicles, boats, and other assets are auctioned off by government officials at bargain prices.
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