By Lindsay Sakraida, Louis Ramirez, Marcy Bonebright
Well DealNews readers, we finally made it to November, one of the happiest months for budget-conscious shopping. Not surprisingly, many items hit their lowest price points this month around Black Friday. Ultimately though, November isn't the best time to buy everything, so make sure you peruse our buying guide to ensure that you steer clear of the duds this month.
Dynamic pricing is marketplace buzzword that has been around for a while, though it's being bandied about with increasing frequency as of late. Whether you're a consumer already planning your holiday shopping budget or just looking to save money on your regular household expenditures, it's important to understand what dynamic pricing is and how it can affect you.
With airfare costs on the rise — and airlines cutting back on space and services — you may want to consider spending Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays closer to home. But there are more driving dangers this time of year, so to ensure the safety of you and your entourage as you embark on your holiday travel plans, take the necessary steps to winterize your car now.
Life is full of crucial everyday expenditures, but every once in awhile, it's worth indulging in something that's totally unnecessary — but completely awesome. And if that item also happens to be a good deal to boot, then the purchase can be outright exhilarating, too. Inside we've rounded up some interesting home deals that appeal to our sense of whimsy.
The men get to wear a variety of pants this week! Our top clothing deals include bottoms that range from the conservative (flat front twill pants) to the extreme (Oakley ski pants), along with a pair of modern chino photographer pants from Express and one of the best Banana Republic coupons we've seen all year.
On everyone's mind this season is the question of whether Thanksgiving, Black Friday, or Cyber Monday — or the span of time in between these holidays — is the best time to shop. We studied the DealNews archives for the past two Black Friday seasons and found the best items to buy on each day throughout the shopping weekend.
The skies are about to become a bit friendlier, but that's not necessarily a good thing. It came to light last week that several major airlines are adding an extra seat to aisles in coach in order to boost their bottom line. Even frequent and elite travelers aren't exempt from airline changes: the Consumerist discovered that some airlines have done away with free checked bags and a number of Premium Economy seats on popular routes.
Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Pixar, Forking, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!
Now that the latest iPad lineup details are confirmed, we're back to give shoppers another quick rundown of potential iPad deals. From shockingly cheap iPad minis to surprising discounts on the latest iPad Air, here's a look at what iPad prices to expect in the coming months.
Cell phone service providers thrive by peddling a plethora of extra features on top of basic service plans, but many people don't even look at their monthly cell phone bill. Checking your bill though can help you remove any of these unnecessary extras. Here are 11 ways to cut back on your wireless plan and put some extra money back in your wallet.
Apple not only announced new iPads at its event yesterday, but it also stunningly decided to increase the price of the second-generation iPad mini to $399 — which is the same price as the several-years-old iPad 2. So which iPad should you buy? The new one, or the bigger one?
Amazon announced that it will raise the minimum purchase requirement to qualify for Free Super Saver Shipping from $25 to $35. This comes just a week after Best Buy upped its minimum purchase too. So how will this affect customers this holiday season?
Now that the entire 2013 GameStop Black Friday ad has been leaked, gamers have their first glimpse at how the holiday's video game deals are shaping up. Inside, we've highlighted some of the ad's more notable deals, including the lowest price we've ever seen for a PlayStation Plus subscription.
When it comes to deals, few holidays beat Black Friday. However, as we enter the holiday season it's a good idea to stay vigilant, because along with great Black Friday deals comes a lot of hype and misinformation. In fact, these 16 Black Friday myths are about to get busted!
Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Spider-Man, Home Depot, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!
Love shopping online but hate having to enter your name, billing address, and credit card every time? You could checkout via PayPal, or you could opt to use the new payment system from Amazon: Checkout by Amazon. The recently released checkout system works a lot like PayPal, but Checkout by Amazon doesn't redirect users to a new webpage, and instead offers immediate access to users' Amazon address book and payment methods directly on merchant checkout pages.
Does $6.9 billion sound like a spooktacularly high price tag for Halloween? It's true, Americans spend quite a chunk of change on costumes, decorations, treats, and, of course, fake blood. Here, we present a breakdown of Halloween spending, plus we threw in a few other fun factoids to delight you ghouls and boys. It's scary how informative our infographic is!
Before you know it, the wind and snow will be upon us. Don't spend another winter shivering and miserable, when you can embrace it from the comfort of a warm, dry parka. We've put together a quintessential list of what to look for in the perfect parka and found great deals on a variety of winter jackets for all types of weather conditions.
We first talked to Anthony Scarsella, Gazelle's Chief Gadget Officer, last year to find out what devices topped his list of must-haves. But a lot has happened in 18 months or so! And even though there still "isn't enough time to try every gadget" in the world, we did manage to find out his top five new favorite gadgets.
While we're aware that smartphones can do double duty as a camera, portable gaming system, and MP3 player, their potential actually runs much deeper than that. With the right apps or accessories, your phone can accomplish a variety of nifty tasks that you might not be aware of.
It's never too early to start holiday shopping, or so say big retailers like Walmart, Toys "R" Us, and Sears, which have already rolled out layaway programs to lure in early holiday shoppers. And while layaway may be a good way to stick to a budget, there are some downsides to layaway, including hidden fees and the potential for missed deals.
Priced at $899, Microsoft's new Surface Pro 2 isn't the cheapest Windows 8 hybrids available, especially when you add the $120 Touch Cover 2. Check out these Windows 8 hybrid alternatives to see if the new Surface tablets actually offer the best specs for your budget.
Autumn is in the air, and even though the season — and all its pumpkin spice glory — isn't in full force yet, there's something else we bet you can smell from a mile away: Black Friday TV deals. And while we're predicting that 55" 3D HDTVs will drop to $425 on Black Friday, we understand that money doesn't grow on trees. Here are 10 ways to trim your budget before Black Friday so that you can afford that new TV come November.
Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Daniel Day Lewis, Apple, Amazon, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!
Amazon is obviously an important retailer for many people who want their orders in a cheap and timely manner, but the mega-retailer's reach goes beyond just the typical product purchase. For example, did you know that you can legally sell fan fiction through Amazon?
When it comes to paying recurring bills, signing up for automatic payments may seem like the easy — and responsible — way to go. But the convenience of autopay can backfire, making it conveniently easy to not keep track of your spending. Before signing up for automatic bill payments, consider these possible drawbacks.
October is a tricky month because we're so close to November — and the best Black Friday deals — that we can almost taste it. So for many product categories, you're better off waiting until next month to buy. But don't overlook October entirely! There are a handful of items that are actually better buys this month, and our October buying guide focuses on the things you should buy now, while offering some notes about what purchases are better left to Black Friday.
Toys "R" Us just released its list of the most anticipated toys for the holidays. (And yes, it is only October.) If you have a kid in your life, you better familiarize yourself with this selection of playthings. To make it a tad easier, we've cherry-picked our favorite five toys.