Saving & Spending
PBS’s “Frontline,” which features journalist Lowell Bergman on camera and that awesome, ultra-serious voiceover dude who has the ability to make everything sound like there’s some nefarious conspiracy afoot, takes on the credit card industry—again. Also, TV shows on how to sell your stuff for quick cash, and how to endure financial …
Is it smarter to buy now or wait for bigger discounts down the line? Some observers are saying the best deals will disappear as the holidays come closer.
Apparently, some flashy entertainment and interactive fun are likely to put shoppers in the mood to buy.
Irish carrier Aer Lingus has a sale for flights to Europe, starting at $167 each way (from Boston to London or Manchester, England). Flights are also available for higher fares from New York, Chicago, and Orlando to various major cities in Europe.
We’re not talking about using coupons or tricks to throw together a random cheapie meal. We’re talking about the typical Thanksgiving feast, with turkey, cranberry sauce, rolls, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie.
The Palm Pixi has only been on the market for a few days, but it’s already being sold for $24.99—or 75% off the list price.
The biggest shopping day of the year is not only about snagging discounted toys and plasma HDTVs at the mall. Car dealers and online banks also want in on the action.
EMS is discounting snowboards, skis, outerwear, and other items that are already discounted in its outlet section by an additional 30%. The extra-extra discounts are in effect until Monday, November 23. More details here.
Before heading out to the mall during the pre-dawn hours with a post-Thanksgiving hangover, arm yourself with some shopping strategy and knowledge—like that a “sold out” sign may be just a marketing ploy, and that you don’t have to wait for Black Friday for great Black Friday-esque deals.
With frugality having its fashionable moment, the holiday excesses seem especially excessive. Luckily, there’s no shortage of methods to decrease the holiday consumer madness.