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Go broke saving money on deals

9/04/2005 09:23:00 PM, posted by anand

There are so many of these deal sites out there, that it just seems that one or the other always has something great stuff listed for a substantial discount. Almost all of these sites, have some sort of a discount code or a trick that helps you get same pricey stuff, but for less money. These sites are updated several times during the day. Some of them even have discussions centered around a particular discount/listing, where people leave their feedback on whether it is a good deal or not. I've been on a buying splurge recently, purchasing most of my IT hardware from the various deals posted out there. Good stuff, generally.

So how do these sites make money? Surprise, surprise... Well, most of these sites have relationships with sites/companies whose products they frequently list. It might seem like an underground (or unknown) site to you, but infact it is getting paid to send visitors to the manufacturers site where they end up buying stuff. Its a form of viral/covert advertising that companies use to get people to buy their stuff.

Here are some of the deal sites that I know about:

http://www.edealinfo.com (lists a lot of Dell stuff. Not updated on weekends)
http://www.bensbargains.net (updated several times during the day, including weekends)

Most of these sites support RSS feeds, so you can use your RSS aggregators to receive their feeds. Also, you could my FooBar Search Alerts to get alerted whenever a new deal is posted for something that you are interested in.
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