Smart Gift Shopping

Choosing Great Valentines Day Gifts for Kids

February 12, 2012

My son, who’s in fifth grade this year, does enjoy getting a box of chocolates on Valentine’s Day. But I always get him a gift or two, as well. Because Valentine’s Day falls so near to Christmas a time–when some other high-dollar bills may still be coming in–it can be a good time for frugality. […]

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A Cheapskate’s Guide to Landing the Best Deal on Ebay

February 23, 2011

1. Set Your Buying Goals Decide exactly what you want to buy. Then, decide if there are any variations of the product that you’re willing to buy as a second choice. Why is this necessary? Because to get the best value on Ebay, you need to buy what you want. Sounds obvious, right? But think […]

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If You Don’t Pre Order the 3DS Now, You’ll Hate Yourself Later.

February 7, 2011

UPDATE: As of March 26, 2011, the Nintendo 3DS may be sold out for pre-orders in some stores; however, the the Nintendo 3DS is still available for preorder on Amazon.com! Even though the 3DS releases tomorrow, it’s a good idea to preorder on Amazon–because that way, you’ll know the 3DS won’t sell out before you […]

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Best Places To Find Naruto Gifts Online

December 19, 2010

As a Naruto fan, the journey to finding Reputable sources for Naruto gifts online has been a difficult. One of the difficulties has been finding Naruto products. The following are some of the best sites I know of to get the Naruto fans in your life their favorite Naruto gifts. *Amazon.com Games, manga, DVDs, Music […]

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7 MORE Gift Ideas for the Naruto Fan in Your Life – (Even if that Person Is You)

December 11, 2010
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1. Drawing Set A love of manga such as Naruto can inspire fans to try their hand at sketching, themselves. Sometimes, it’s fun to try to duplicate their favorite Naruto characters. (This is sometimes called “fan art.”) Or, new artists inspired by Naruto may create their own characters. You could purchase a pre-assembled Getting Started: […]

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7 Gift Ideas for the Naruto Fan in Your Life – (Even If That Person is You)

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Genuine Naruto Soundtrack The music used in the Naruto television series is both distinctive and emotionally moving. Although difficult to find, these soundtracks are truly beautiful works of audible art. Assuming you buy the genuine soundtrack and not a bootleg–which should be avoided at all costs due to quality and moral considerations, you will find […]

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7 Rules to Remember When Choosing the Right Gift

December 6, 2010
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With just a little more than two weeks until Christmas, many people have already finished buying all their gifts. But for everyone else, there are a few things you should keep in mind when shopping. I developed this list when considering shopping for my son, but the “rules” really pertain to anyone you’re shopping for. […]

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How I Got My Xbox 360 250 GB Bundle with Kinect…and How The Microsoft Store Made My Christmas

December 3, 2010
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My Hunt for the Xbox 360 with 250 GB Hard Drive Eager to find an Xbox 360 (with 250 GB hard drive) with Kinect for my 10-year-old son this Christmas, it seems my search was to be thwarted at every turn. Before Black Friday hit, Amazon.com had the Xbox I wanted in stock. (Even when […]

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