Posted on 11/26/2010 13:35 EST
The Five & Dime is long gone, but its 21st century incarnation is the dollar store. The Los Angeles Times reminds us these super-cheap outlets are tempting places to shop for holiday gifts.
"Let's face it, times are still tough. But there is a solution. I've been a regular shopper at discount stores for years and have come to count on them for surprising and inexpensive finds. Here are five examples I found, all under a buck, from a 99 Cents Only store near downtown Los Angeles..."
on The Los Angeles Times
Posted on 11/26/2010 2:13 EST
Just in time for Black Friday, we have launched our cheap 3d TV article so read it and find recommendations of the best low priced 3D televisions. To learn what 3D TV reviews are saying about the latest models read our 3D TVs review.
Posted on 11/25/2010 11:34 EST
Just hold out long enough, and the price of that technological marvel is sure to fall. Now, CNET tells us, you can get a good digital single lens reflex camera for the price you once paid for a good point-and-shoot. Think what might happen if you wait even longer.
"Remember when it was common to drop $400 to $600 on a nice digital point-and-shoot? These days, with the same money, you can pick up a digital SLR camera. These aren't professional models or the very best that current technology has to offer, but for the photo enthusiast on a budget--or even the avid family photographer--they can be a big leap forward. With larger sensors and generally faster performance than snapshot models offer, these cameras provide plenty of tools for photographers who prefer a camera with more than one button. And if you save your pennies, you can increase their flexibility and image quality in the future with additional lens and accessory purchases. But which to buy from this year's models? Here's my take..."
Posted on 11/24/2010 13:19 EST
Netflix is hot to stream, according to The New York Times. If you're willing to go along, you can subscribe to the company's film library and stream to your heart's content for less than the monthly cost of unlimited DVD rentals.
"Netflix said Monday that it was introducing a subscription plan for customers who want to watch movies only online, underscoring yet another step away from its roots in DVD rentals by mail.
The new plan offers unlimited access to Netflix's library of streaming movies and TV shows for $8 a month. That is cheaper than virtually all of the company's DVD plans..."
on The New York Times
Posted on 11/20/2010 22:08 EST
For that special someone in your family who likes to sew, there's no shortage of cheap sewing machines. Consumer Search gives a rundown on where to search for a low-priced machine and which models are worth your hard-earned cash.
"It's not that the discounts we've seen so far on sewing machines haven't been good -- it's that the machines themselves have been pretty iffy. Read on for our definitive guide to picking a winner among the dozen sewing machines we've seen on sale in Black Friday ads.
We're a little nutty about sewing at ConsumerSearch (okay, maybe it's just the editor in chief, who owns five sewing machines), but we're also all about getting a good value. A cheap-o sewing machine that gives you wonky stitches doesn't make much of a gift..."