In the past 30+ years, I’ve bought and sold items at consignment shops — several times. Just to be clear, a thrift store is different from a consignment store. I absolutely LOVE shopping for gently used clothing at thrift stores. But I’m not so crazy about shopping at clothing consignment stores. Ditto for selling items at clothing consignment shops. On the other hand, I’ve always had wonderful experiences buying AND selling at furniture consignment stores! Here are my best tips.
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When you buy electronics, appliances, and other household items, should you buy the optional extended warranty (like a Master Protection Agreement from Sears)… or not? We’ve got the facts, plus some personal experience that might help you decide. See how Sears handles the preventive maintenance check (or cleaning) on their digital cameras. Find out when it makes sense to buy the service warranty — and when it doesn’t!
How many online reviews do you typically read before making a purchase? If you’re like me, you probably do a lot of research. Here are the best review sites I’ve used and what they offer consumers.
Worried about your old gift cards becoming obsolete before you use them? I’m guilty of holding onto them longer than I should, and some of the retailers have gone out of business now. Here’s everything you need to know before you buy gift cards. Online gift card exchange is also gaining popularity — here’s how to do it.
Winning the lottery can happen to anyone! True — but you might want to have a look at these lottery facts & lottery myths first BEFORE you buy lottery tickets. These lottery stories are eye-opening. Then, if you still want to play the lottery, I would encourage you to read these helpful articles about winning the lottery.
It’s so easy to watch TV without cable these days! I’ll show you how to get rid of cable boxes (and those high monthly fees!) so you can watch all the TV and movies online that you want… for FREE! I have personally checked all of these out and I know for a fact that they do work, and they are free.