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December, 2014


December 29, 2014  11:18 PM

Time to Shop for TVs, not Computers

Robin Robin "Roblimo" Miller Profile: Robin "Roblimo" Miller

We are now into the post-Christmas TV sales hiatus, which experts in the consumer electronics field tell me lasts until about a week before the Super Bowl, which is February 1 this year. It seems that a whole lot of men feel the Super Bowl...

December 26, 2014  7:53 PM

Good Bye Christmas, Hello Year-End Bargains

Robin Robin "Roblimo" Miller Profile: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
Servers, Vendors

Finally! The pre-Christmas shopping madness is over. From now through the 1st of January -- and often beyond -- we're into gift return madness, which can be as irritating as shopping madness. Go to a store? You're kidding me! Both the local Walmart and Best Buy have packed parking lots. Hopefully,...


December 12, 2014  10:11 PM

How Not to Get Ripped Off on Electronics Buys at Christmas

Robin Robin "Roblimo" Miller Profile: Robin "Roblimo" Miller

Actually, these "how not to get ripped off" tips are valid any time of the year, not just at Christmas, Hannukah, Festivus or whatever winter solstice holiday you hold dear. The impetus for this post comes from colleague Preston Gralla, but at the end I've included an instance in which *I* got...


December 1, 2014  5:14 PM

Instead of Saving Money, Increase Your Income

Robin Robin "Roblimo" Miller Profile: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
Employment, Job, Linux, Search

The best thing of all is to save money and earn more of it. And now that December is upon us, it's a great time to look for a new job even as you save money by getting your family and friends thoughtful -- as opposed to merely expensive -- holiday gifts. You may have heard that this is a bad...


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