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Offline MH

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Bargain Culture
« on: June 19, 2017, 10:24:31 am »
http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/man-facing-19-charges-after-price-labels-switched-on-bbq-s-at-home-depot-1.3465916

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A 42-year-old man is facing more than a dozen charges in connection with a fraud scheme involving barbecues sold at Home Depot.
In each incident, police say a suspect visited one of several Home Depot locations, removed a price label from a lower priced Weber barbecue and placed it on one valued much higher at around $1,599.
The suspect would then purchase the more expensive barbeque for the price of the cheaper one around $220 using a fraudulent Home Depot gift card.

Ok - we can admit that this guy went over the line.  ( Right ?  :D )  But what are your bargain hacks ?

I don't have many but I have a few:

- Loblaws let you have mismarked on-sale goods for free - to a limit.  So I would try to buy the maximum if I suspected the produce was mis-marked to get as much free stuff as possible.  It worked to a degree, but they since changed the policy.

- I use FLIPP - a mobile app - to watch for certain goods to go on sale.  You can, for example, pay $6.99 for a kg of coffee for ever and ever if you use this method.

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Offline wilber

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Re: Bargain Culture
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2017, 01:46:15 pm »
I don't know what this has with bargain hunting, it was fraud, plain and simple.

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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 02:59:38 pm »
I don't know what this has with bargain hunting, it was fraud, plain and simple.

How far will you go for a deal Wilber ?

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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 05:59:35 pm »
How far will you go for a deal Wilber ?

Theft is not a "deal", it's a crime. You don't understand the difference?

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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 07:44:47 pm »
Theft is not a "deal", it's a crime. You don't understand the difference?

Have you never heard the term 'it was a steal ?' :D

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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2017, 02:24:46 pm »
It's weird that this is just getting news now. I worked at Home Depot years ago and people were doing the exact same thing then. Why does this case suddenly make the news? Perhaps I'll start a thread: News Culture.

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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2017, 04:57:17 pm »
He seems to have been reselling the goods.  I'm surprised they don't charge more people for this white person crime... oh... wait...

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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2017, 04:57:48 pm »
In any case I was hoping for tricks from folks on how to get bargains.  Anyone ?

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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2017, 11:54:09 pm »
Here's a tip. If you need AV cables and speaker wire and the like, buy them at Princess Auto or Dollarama or other dollar stores. Paying ridiculous amounts of money for brand-name cables is for suckers.

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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2017, 06:04:48 am »
BOOM !  Kimmy with the 3-point shot.  I buy my cables from Dollarama not the Apple Store and save oodles.

What else ?

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Re: Bargain Culture
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2017, 10:23:07 am »
Here's a tip. If you need AV cables and speaker wire and the like, buy them at Princess Auto or Dollarama or other dollar stores. Paying ridiculous amounts of money for brand-name cables is for suckers.

 -k
You've got to be careful with HDMI cables. So long as they're high bandwidth though, you're good to go. They don't need to be brand name.