12 things not to buy during holidays

Sometimes you can save more money by making a purchase outside of the holiday shopping season. These 12 items fit the bill.

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Dec 13, 2012 10:04PM
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soooooooooooooooooo...,what can you buy?  tuna in a can?
Dec 7, 2012 10:02PM
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So in other words, if you haven't finished your Christmas shopping by August, you are S.O.L.
Dec 7, 2012 7:24PM
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I don't know, but I've seen some good deals on cameras,laptops, jewelry, and tvs.

Not to say I need  new tv and my wife doesn't much care for jewelry, so what to do. Oh yea I ot a heavily discounted camera bundle. Yeah it was a good deal too....

Who writes this crap for MSN anyway?

Dec 7, 2012 5:18PM
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instead of spending a ton of money of stupid gifts for other people, why not spend some hard earned dough on yourself...i know, sounds selfish, but really..who can afford 15 30.00 gifts..why not take that money and buy something ni e for yourself
Dec 7, 2012 4:35PM
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Yeah, and you can get good deals on christmas trees after christmas, too!
Dec 7, 2012 3:48PM
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What a stupid list.   The only thing left to buy a bologny sandwich, just like the list!
Dec 7, 2012 3:41PM
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Whats left to buy then? Guns and Ammo?
Dec 7, 2012 3:15PM
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Ya, that $250 laptop that Office Max had was a bad deal because the calendar says so.
Dec 4, 2012 8:39AM
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How about TVs?  BF sales have junk TVs for sale and the Super Bowl sales in January are much better.  Of course I'd say just about any BF deal you should be questioning the quality of the item.
Dec 4, 2012 2:56AM
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I wait until after Christmas for the sales, especially on clothes! The author didn't say anything about furniture, though. Is Christmas a good time for that?
Dec 3, 2012 7:54PM
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Stephen Regenold must not be a skier.  In the old days you could wait until April to buy your favorite skis but not anymore.  The ski business was seen a sharp reduction in production within the last 5 years, and if you wait your favorite skis will be sold out.  The only skis left are the ones no one wanted to buy, that's no bargain! 
Dec 3, 2012 6:15PM
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Hello everyone and good evening,
So I was brainstorming and realized more than one holiday is around the corner. We need money, so what should we do? Our children are yelling "barbie goes to London!! and it just came out!!" said the child in a specific store of course, "can we go please mom !!!?!?!" said, the child.  To say  to a child I do not have the money is honest, but sad  and will they understand? I don't think so, I was thinking about a indoor yard sale to sell your old cloth,  more than one shoe and more then one toy.If I forget about the shopping and sell everything we have, then I would have to empty out the shirt that defined the phrase "maybe next time " or "it is too tight", but I can use the shirt as a hand me down or re gift the product instead;however, a bake sale would be great because selling anything hand made  can gain a few extra nickels for the picnicking or for the relatives.The event is a great season to teach children how to earn their money and giving the example of saving money instead of spending the money.
P.S. So TIME IS MONEY. START SAVING now along with the children for the holiday season!

Dec 3, 2012 5:39PM
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            Makes that piece of coal look pretty good after all, Mr. Scrooge
Dec 3, 2012 5:34PM
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I thought this is the time to shop. Guess I was wrong. I will wait till after holidays maybe even till Jan. then I will shop. Thank you for opening my eyes. But lets not forget to give charity for poor or send money to poor countries like Afghanistan to make them happy and God will be happy with us too. It doesn't have to be around holidays.

Happy Holidays!!

Dec 3, 2012 5:33PM
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Guess those lumps of coal are a pretty good choice after all, Mr. Scrooge.
Dec 3, 2012 5:22PM
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Well, Dopey Jeweler . . . where can I get the best deal on a pair of genuine emerald cuff-links?

 

Gary in Arizona  

Dec 3, 2012 2:06PM
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Skis????Don't buy Skis??  Who wrote this article???? This is the best time to get the deals on Skis!!!  The deals are the best before Christmas..because they don't know what the weather will bring...so the deals are the best to move inventory.  Besides most all ski shops are closed by April and if they are not the inventory is so depleted that there is nothing left you even want!! 
Dec 3, 2012 1:42PM
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I am getting all my gifts for less than $15 this year. I am making my own spice mixes and pairing them with the cookbook I found the recipes in. It's a bit unpc so I won't tell you the name here. But if you have a thick skin and don't get offended, search for "whipped and beaten culinary works to find it.  But skip it if you can't take a joke. 
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