I will concede that I am not the only, nor the most knowledgeable saver/personal-finance-lover on the block.
But if I know anything, I know a useful website when I see/use one. Since I cannot justify writing an entire post about any of these sites individually (nor do I want to), I’ve been saving them for the time when I had 10 exactly.
Why? Because I like multiples of 10 and I’d forget half of them by the time I got to 20.
So here they are, with a little something for everybody.
It’s just like eBay. But cheaper.
Yes, you will find some of the junk that you find in stores, perhaps even some of the junk that you yourself donated. However, you will find some excellent deals sans the too-high price tags that people place on their, ahem, “heirlooms.”
If you think Antique Roadshow is exciting, then you’ll love this.
I’ve always wondered how children’s clothes could be so expensive when they require so much less raw materials than real people clothes. Someone figure this out, it’s gonna drive me nuts.
Here’s how they sum up the process:
1. Pick – Pick a great new box of clothes for your child – just $5 + shipping.
2. List – Post a box of gently-worn clothes your child no longer wears.
3. Send – When another member picks your box, send it 100% free of charge.
For Book Readers:
It’s just like thredUP, but instead of pants and shirts, you trade books. There are no fees on this one, you just pay shipping for the books that you mail.
Great idea for people who are running out of shelf space; which is basically everyone I know.
For Coupon Clippers:
For those of us who lack the attention spans, motivation or ability to do the research required to save 99% off of our grocery bills, this site will do it for you. You’ll still have do a little clipping, but Collin will tell you exactly where to clip, shop and find the sales.
For Treasure Hunters:
You know what they say, “One man’s junk, is another man’s treasure.” Of course, you should be careful when browsing through these freebies, that you don’t end up actually taking home junk.
Other than that, you can find some useful stuff for everyone’s favorite price: $FREE.99.
For Online Shoppers:
If you’ve ever googled (I just love that verb) online coupons, you know that RetailMeNot is the best coupon spot for online retailers. If you’ve never done that, well then, now you know.
I read about Fat Wallet in Real Simple’s “Secret Ways to Save Everyday” (October 2010 edition) – if you can find this issue, never let it out of your sight, it’s fabulous. FatWallet, SHOPATHOME.com, EXTRABUX.com and EBATES.com all offer cash rebates (1-40%) and discounts for online purchases. Before you sign up, check with your credit card company, because they may offer a similar program (USAA does, FYI).
For Deal Seekers:
Hubs just loves Steep & Cheap. I’ve often asked him why he didn’t just marry Steep & Cheap. He usually just glares in response.
Both of these sites are able to keep costs low by selling only a few products at a time, but at a major discount. Warning: don’t be persuaded to buy ANYTHING just because it’s a “good deal,” that’s actually what scientists call a, “bad deal.”
Hope y’all find at least four of these sites useful. As always, if you have an additional great resource, share it. Do it. Do it now.
Article publié pour la première fois le 10/11/2010