Extreme Online Deals


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Find the lowest price for anything online. The tools you need to ensure you are paying less than anyone else.

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Extreme Online Deals

  1. 1.   Jaime Levine Twitter: @PlaneGravy Extreme Online Deals
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  3. 3. Extreme Online Deals Defined <ul><li>Good Deal: You pay less than wholesale. </li></ul><ul><li>Great Deal: You pay nothing or close to nothing. </li></ul><ul><li>Ridiculous Deal: Your net outlay is negative (ie make $$). </li></ul><ul><li>Your Tools: PM AR AC FS CB + Rewards. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>After Rebate Free Shipping After Coupon Cashback Price Match
  4. 4. Step 1: Find Your Deal <ul><li>Fatwallet.com </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Slickdeals.net </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>DealTuner </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Today's DOD </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Giveaway of the Day </li></ul><ul><li>Nextag , Pricegrabber , Bizrate </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  Advanced Topic: Filters, Alerts, Subscriptions </li></ul>
  5. 5. Step 2: Maximize your Cashback <ul><li>ev'reward </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>- ebates </li></ul><ul><li>- Mr. Rebates </li></ul><ul><li>- Fatwallet </li></ul><ul><li>- Big Crumbs </li></ul><ul><li>- live.com (msn) </li></ul><ul><li>- Upromise </li></ul><ul><li>...and many more. </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Topic: Influencing cashback amounts, Amazon Associates </li></ul>
  6. 6. Step 3: Find the best Coupons <ul><li>Popular Coupon Sites </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>RetailMeNot.com </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Topic: Buying coupons, Entertainment.com, Flyertalk Coupon Connection </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  7. 7. Step 4: Price Match/Guarantee <ul><li>Be strategic about your price match. Decide when and how to do your price match. Before? After? Online? By phone? Depends on the deal and the retailer. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  Online Retailer Price Match and Price Guarantee Policies   </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Topic: Credit Card Price Guarantees </li></ul>
  8. 8. Step 5: Rebates are your friend (or enemy) <ul><li>1. Don't buy rebated items if you're not going to act on them quickly. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Put rebate dates, phone numbers, and websites into your calendar. Or use a tool like rebate-tracker.com . </li></ul><ul><li>3. Be tenancious (but realistic). </li></ul>
  9. 9. Deal Commandments <ul><li>1. Do thy homework . Do not assume it's a great deal because it's posted on FW or SD. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Be quick if you believe it is a great deal . You can (almost) always cancel if you find a better price or change your mind. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Expect cancellations on price mistakes. Do not become indignant. Be nice to CSR's. CSR's are people too. </li></ul><ul><li>4. If you think your deal can be improved, post what you have and let the masses work on it (but beware of Commandment 5). </li></ul><ul><li>5. Share deals you find but realize that sharing is a deal killer. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>6. Public Service Announcement: A great deal, in and of itself, is not a reason to buy. </li></ul>
  10. 10. ADVANCED Extreme Online Deals <ul><li>Credit Cards: Rewards , Churning , App-o-Rama </li></ul><ul><li>Travel: Frequent Flyer Miles (Loyalty vs. Slavery) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone: Google Voice (formerly GrandCentral)  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Price Compare on the fly:  Barcle </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Price Monitoring:  pricepinx </li></ul><ul><li>Social Shopping </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Selling Your Booty (to sweeten your deal): eBay vs. Amazon </li></ul>
  11. 11. Jaime Levine Twitter: @PlaneGravy <ul><li>  </li></ul>