A bookcase, a rocking chair, a Dell computer monitor, infant formula, kids clothes, gift bags, a bathroom sink -- these are just a few of the things people were giving away for free recently on our...
Here's a roundup of new content on Cheapism, which includes new reviews, updates, and blog posts:
New Reviews: Scooters and Toys. If it's something that gets kids...
Saving Pennies or Dollars? Garage and Yard Sales (The Simple Dollar)
Smarter low-cost beauty moves (The Province)
12 Things You Should Stop Buying (FreeMoneyFinance)
There's something about being the owner of a brand-new piece of merchandise, and often that something is an empty wallet.
Although certain items are better bought new (underwear, mattresses)
Fabulous & Frugal: 2nd-hand shopping catches on with kids (The Commercial Appeal)
Clark Howard offers 6 ways to live more frugally (Dayton Daily News)
Here are some money stories were reading: The Absolute Best Time to Shop for Groceries Is (Time Moneyland Blog) Readily Available Flea and Tick Products Might Not be the Bargain
Spring cleaning is underway, which means people are getting rid of their old wares by throwing them out, donating them, or hosting garage sales. If you're in the market for home goods, gently-used clothes,
We told you a few days ago how many are getting dizzy from all the discount sites and daily deals floating around these days. If you are one of those people, you're in luck with a new second-hand... Read more on redding.com »
You may have wondered if "refurbished" is a dirty word and asked yourself, "Should I get used electronics?" The answer is...it depends. A story on Wallet Pop says buying from sites like eBay... Read more on Wallet Pop »
It may be hard to believe, but cheap used iPads are everywhere. Time reports on the surge of pre-owned iPads that have hit the second-time-around market now that the iPad 2 has made its debut. Apple... Read more on Time »
For you frugal shoppers, here are some thrift store shopping tips to help you navigate what at first glance might seem like a sea of cast-offs. This thrift store maven's post on Blogher is part... Read more on Blogher »
Cheap home gym equipment is readily available, if you know where to look. The New York Times suggests that Craigslist is full of good deals, which sure beat the cost of joining a gym. But remember, Read more on The New York Times »
Money-saving websites are yours for the finding. But Time has done you the favor by ferreting out these ten. See how many more you can dig up on your own. Read more on Time »
If you think you're obsessive about recycling, be it to save the planet or your wallet, think again. Time reports on a family that only bought gently used items for a year. Could you rise to this... Read more on Time »
Ski equipment is no bargain, unless you do the swap. OntheSnow.com provides at least a partial list of sites across the country where you can buy and sell used gear. Please let it snow. Read more on On the Snow »
On the off chance you and your friends have nothing to do one day, organize a group tour to the local consignment shops. As Cantonrep.com reports, you'll find plenty of fashion-forward outfits for... Read more on Cantonrep.com »
You know that rickety crib up in the nursery? the tottering high chair in your kitchen? WalletPop informs us that Toys R Us is launching a three-week deal that may be too good to refuse: turn in... Read more on Wallet Pop »
Is your desk drawer filling up with used cell phones, video games, and other gadgets? Well, Amazon has a deal for you. Techflash.com is reporting that the giant online retailer is setting up a trade-in... Read more on Techflash.com »
Forget about all those designer namebrand onesies and nursery accessories for your new little bundle of joy. The times have radically changed: even affluent parents are now discovering the miracle of the... Read more on The New York Times »