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Kannon Yamada

Buying Guides Editor / Joined 10 December, 2012

Kannon is a Tech Journalist (BA) with a background in international affairs (MA) with an emphasis on economic development and international trade. His passions are in China-sourced gadgets, information technologies (like RSS), and productivity tips and tricks.

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The Secret To Getting The Best Deals On All The Stuff You Want

Internet

The Secret To Getting The Best Deals On All The Stuff You Want

If you make frequent online purchases using big-name retailers, such as Amazon, BestBuy, and Walmart, then you probably know about the deal finding sites SlickDeals and Fatwallet. A little known secret is that all the deal-hunting websites publish their best finds online through RSS feeds. The amount of deals found in these feeds staggers the mind. This article will explain two methods for extracting great deals from sites that specialize in finding sales.

15-01-2013
The Secret To Getting The Best Deals On All The Stuff You Want
Penniless Because of the Holidays? 8 Money-Stretching Subreddits

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Penniless Because of the Holidays? 8 Money-Stretching Subreddits

A secret corporation doesn’t want you knowing that prices actually go up on average from Black Friday until the end of December. However, immediately following the West’s orgy of gift giving, prices become flaccid. How do we, as consumers, take advantage of this situation? Having personally gone broke after throwing away money on underappreciated gifts, it occurred to me that finding good deals was more important than ever.

12-01-2013
Penniless Because of the Holidays? 8 Money-Stretching Subreddits
No Longer Tied to a Cellular Contract? 10 Reasons You Should Switch To An MVNO

Technology Explained

No Longer Tied to a Cellular Contract? 10 Reasons You Should Switch To An MVNO

Are you out of contract with your cellular provider? Rather than upgrading your phone, and signing a new contract, consider switching to a mobile virtual network operator, or MVNO. You can save hundreds, even thousands, each year in cellular costs, without signing a contract. MVNOs offer cheaper rates to consumers by renting spectrum from one of the four major carriers.

08-01-2013
No Longer Tied to a Cellular Contract? 10 Reasons You Should Switch To An MVNO
Two Simple Ways To Find a Job Or Save Money With Yahoo Pipes

Internet

Two Simple Ways To Find a Job Or Save Money With Yahoo Pipes

Do you want to save money or find a job? Yahoo Pipes helps with both by grabbing the data you want, like job openings, and feeding it to you immediately. On top of that, it’s remarkably easy to set up and use. The Pipes technology represents the web’s greatest secret – a ridiculously powerful information-gathering system that, shockingly, very few users have heard about. Its obscurity partly relates to the complexity in building a Pipe.

05-01-2013
Two Simple Ways To Find a Job Or Save Money With Yahoo Pipes
The Secret To Profitable Printing With Your Inkjet In Three Easy Steps

Web Culture

The Secret To Profitable Printing With Your Inkjet In Three Easy Steps

Ironically, while printer ink costs more than champagne, cost-savvy consumers can actually make money using their inkjet. It just takes three simple steps—none of which lead to jail. In addition to saving consumers’ money, selling or donating rebuilt ink cartridges offers an environmentally friendly alternative to the rubbish bin. Also, aside from being inexpensive and eco-friendly, it can be profitable.

29-12-2012
The Secret To Profitable Printing With Your Inkjet In Three Easy Steps
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