Who doesn’t like to get a good deal? I mean honestly, seeing something that you want, especially at a ridiculously marked off price, brings out my inner finance geek. I feel warm fuzzies inside and can sleep peacefully knowing I got a great deal. I’m going to share with you where I go to get some crazy awesome discounts. Warning: These websites should not be accessed by those who have a shopping addiction or like pickles.
Woot : Chances are you have heard of Woot and you know what they’re about. If you don’t I’ll break it down. Every night at 10pm pst Woot posts one item a day for a stupediliciously discounted price. They are generally electronics and appliances. I have seen some crazy deals (like 90% off) come up, but I am yet to make a purchase. I have been checking the website religously for about 2 years now, but haven’t seen anything that I “had to have.” If you’re in the market for a digital camera, tv, remote control helicopter, be patient and check out their site…chances are that item will show up sooner or later.
Steep And Cheap (SAC) : Similar to woot, SAC posts one item at a time, however the items update once they have sold out or time runs up. SAC is primarily a sporting and outdoors store (basically REI). I have utilized this site numerous times to pick up some polarized sunglasses, watches, and hoodies. They’re deals are almost always 50% or above. This is the place to be if you are looking for some sweet summer gear like a tent or sleeping bag.
1 Sale a Day : Exactly like woot. I don’t need to be redundant, but they post one item a day. They, however, have two sister sites, one for wireless gear and another strictly watches. I have not purchased anything from here as of yet.
Fat Wallet (Hot Deals forum): This site is super legit because it is the best of the best internet geeks scowering the web for deals on all sorts of crap. You can often find discount codes and coupons to most retailers. If you’re really luck you can even find free promotions and giveaways. These internet geeks make my life oh so much better. I paid $350 for a tmobile PDA phone a couple years back at the store, only to see a discount code posted on this forum. I quickly returned my phone within 30 days and ordered from T-mobile online and paid $99. Not to mention I sold the phone two years later on craigslist for $200. Heck yea!
Be careful when you are checking these places out. It’s easy to make an impulse purchase when you see some screamin’ good deals, but you always got to think to yourself…”Do I really need a fourth microwave?” So how bout it bloggers, what other sites do you know of that I can add to my discount arsenal? Any and all suggestions are gladly welcome.