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Old 04-12-2019, 11:14 AM
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I needed a new bulb for my sewing machine...called the big place in town...$20.00 plus tax! Called the smaller place in town...$7.95 plus tax...looked on Amazon.ca...$3.81 plus tax and shipping.

I need it for a class tomorrow so drove to the little place and picked it up.
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Old 04-12-2019, 01:35 PM
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Good for you.
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Old 04-12-2019, 01:58 PM
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Good for you to search for a deal!
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​We need to do this more often.
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Old 04-12-2019, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by grannie cheechee View Post
​We need to do this more often.
I do this all the time. It's how I got a new magazine for my handgun. I saved about $30.00 buying from where I buy my ammo vs. the manufacturer.
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Old 04-12-2019, 04:13 PM
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I always try to shop around before buying. I needed a new battery for my laptop. HP wanted $70+ for one. Found an off brand on eBay for $17. It may not last as long as the HP one, but then this laptop is already about 5 years old and has been used a lot so it probably won't last that long either.
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Old 04-13-2019, 07:05 AM
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I recently had luck buying a new car. I went to Consumer Reports (you can get a one month online subscription for around $6) and their car buying section. At the same time I went online to Costco (we have a membership) and to their car buying section. I put the same information in both and in a few hours I had email quotes on the car I wanted. One quote was 18%!!! off the list price. I hit the sweet spot where my car model is about to get a refresh, and they were looking to move the 2019 off the lot. Happy dance!!!
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I recently had luck buying a new car. I went to Consumer Reports (you can get a one month online subscription for around $6) and their car buying section. At the same time I went online to Costco (we have a membership) and to their car buying section. I put the same information in both and in a few hours I had email quotes on the car I wanted. One quote was 18%!!! off the list price. I hit the sweet spot where my car model is about to get a refresh, and they were looking to move the 2019 off the lot. Happy dance!!!
That's the best time to buy. I bought my last car in June when the new models had come out and the dealership was looking to move this car. I ended up getting 15% off of a car that everyone told me was never discounted because it was so popular. Just shows what "everyone" knows.
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Jim does this constantly online. Whether it's vitamins or shoes, he always searches for the best price.
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I had no idea that you could get a car through Costco!
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