Buying

Luzme, the ebook search site

Posted on March 31, 2014. Filed under: Buying, ebooks | Tags: , , |

Luzme, the ebook search site lets you search across the various types of ebooks, to find the best prices.

For example: is the Amazon Kindle version cheaper, or the Smashwords version?

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MyBookCart.com

Posted on July 25, 2012. Filed under: Buying | Tags: , , , |

MyBookCart.com helps you sell your textbooks or other books for cash.

Use at your own risk, but this might save some effort.

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boo.ly | Free Shopping Add-on That Finds You The Best Deal Online

Posted on January 24, 2011. Filed under: Buying | Tags: , , , , , |

boo.ly is a Free Shopping Add-on That Finds You The Best Deal Online.

Available for Firefox and Chrome, soon for IE.

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10 things to look for in a tablet computer

Posted on November 14, 2010. Filed under: Buying, Hardware | Tags: , , , , , |

Thinking of getting a tablet computer?

TechRepublic suggests 10 things to look for in a tablet computer.

 

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Leatherbound: eBook price comparisons

Posted on October 21, 2010. Filed under: Buying, ebooks | Tags: , , |

Leatherbound, despite the implications of its name, does eBook price comparisons for iBooks, Kindle and Nook.

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AddALL Ebook price comparison – MetaEbooks.com

Posted on October 21, 2010. Filed under: Buying, ebooks | Tags: , , , , |

AddALL is an Ebook price comparison and search engine.

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Inkmesh: Ebook Search Engine

Posted on October 21, 2010. Filed under: Buying, ebooks | Tags: , , , |

Inkmesh is an Ebook Search Engine and Price Comparison site.

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eBookPrice.Info

Posted on October 21, 2010. Filed under: Buying, ebooks | Tags: , , , |

eBookPrice.Info says it will help you to get the ebook you want, in the format you need, at a price you’ll like.

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PassMark Software – CPU Benchmark Charts

Posted on July 26, 2010. Filed under: Buying, Hardware | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

PassMark Software – CPU Benchmark Charts allow you to properly compare all those confusing processor code names.

Is the AMD Athlon XYZq faster than the Intel Core i5 Quad Whatever?

Better value comparison charts too.

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Find the Right SD Memory Card

Posted on July 12, 2010. Filed under: Buying, Hardware | Tags: , , , , |

The SD Association has instructions on how to Find the Right SD Memory Card.

These cards are used in cameras, ebook readers, smartphones, and an increasing variety of devices.

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Main Page – MacvsWindows.com, Mac OS X Snow Leopard vs. Windows 7

Posted on July 12, 2010. Filed under: Buying, Macintosh, Microsoft Windows | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

MacvsWindows.com compares Mac OS X Snow Leopard vs. Windows 7.

If you’ve been trying to decide between a Windows PC or a Mac, this is one site to check for a comparison of the two systems.

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10 things to look for in a laptop

Posted on March 8, 2010. Filed under: Buying, Hardware | Tags: , , , , |

Just in case you’re in the market to buy one, TechRepublic has advice on 10 things to look for in a laptop.

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Seven perfectly legal ways to get Windows 7 cheap (or even free) | Ed Bott’s Microsoft Report | ZDNet.com

Posted on December 7, 2009. Filed under: Buying, Windows 7 | Tags: , |

Ed Bott at ZDNet has Seven perfectly legal ways to get Windows 7 cheap (or even free).

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MySpeed VoIP tests VoIP connection quality

Posted on March 13, 2009. Filed under: Buying, Phones, VoIP Voice Over Internet | Tags: , , , , , |

Considering changing or starting phone service using your Internet connection?

MySpeed provides VoIP quality tests to test your VoIP connection quality.  This will help you see if your Internet service is up to the level that will give you acceptable voice service comparable to traditional phone lines.

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Spectackler Compares Electronic Products

Posted on January 13, 2009. Filed under: Buying |

MakeUseOf has a post about Spectackler which “tries to help you with the buying decision for electronic products. It lets you find the exact product you’re looking for by letting you search for electronics and gadgets and then easily compare them side-by-side.”

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Active Free Stuff from graphics to t-shirts

Posted on December 9, 2008. Filed under: Buying | Tags: , , , |

Now here’s a site that us cheapskates can really enjoy:Active Free Stuff.

“Our purpose is simple, to bring free stuff to the internet community. Simply browse around and get tons of free stuff or you can sign up for our free stuff newsletter to get weekly free stuff right to your email.”

Free stuff for web sites, for health and beauty, for t-shirts, for entertainment, books and magazine, food … all sorts of stuff.

Use any of this at your own risk, but some bargains might be found.

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Search for Discount Deals

Posted on October 7, 2008. Filed under: Buying, searching | Tags: , , , , , , |

MakeUseOf.com has a post on DealsLook, a search engine that searches over 100 top deal sites.

Another they suggest is called FreshBargains which covers 15 major deal sites.

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Microsoft Office student discount

Posted on August 25, 2008. Filed under: Buying, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word | Tags: , , , , , |

While this site normally doesn’t promote commercial software (companies have budgets of their own for that!), the Microsoft Office Suite is the campus standard software and many students would like to get it at a discount.

Try the student discount for the ultimate package here.

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PriceAdvance add-ons for IE and Firefox

Posted on July 14, 2008. Filed under: Buying, Firefox, Freeware/Shareware, Microsoft Internet Explorer | Tags: , , , , , , , |

PriceAdvance has add-ons for both IE and Firefox, which search for products that you’re currently viewing, to see if other prices can be found elsewhere.  Freeware add-ons.

Note: some proxy servers may interfere with this add-on working.

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Best academic discounts for students, faculty & staff

Posted on April 10, 2008. Filed under: Buying, Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Windows Secrets had instructions on how to get Microsoft Windows software at an academic discount for students, faculty & staff.  Requirements on what they want differ from vendor to vendor.  This article was dated April 12, 2007 so check current prices starting with these sites, and then perhaps elsewhere.

Where to shop for academic discounts

“Using your favorite search engine, you should have no difficulty finding software retailers that offer academic discounts. The ones I’ve found that have the best prices and selection are, in alphabetical order:”

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