Archive for October, 2009

Black Friday Ads 2009 Released for Sears

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Already there have been reports of Black Friday ads being released early for 2009.  We could use this ads to determine what we should wait on buying, or knowing which Black Friday deals we are going to jump on.  So far it appears only the Black Friday Ads for Sears 2009 have really been officially released.

So far Black Friday 2009 looks like it will be the same, the usual big screen tvs, etc… Already the Office Max 2009 ad has been released as well.  Who will bare the long lines and super traffic to save some dough? Or will everyone wait for cyber Monday to beat the lines and save some cash.

Review of 17.3″ Acer Aspire 7738 Notebook

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

I recently purchased the Acer Aspire 7738 as my next desktop replacement, since it hsa a 17.3″ screen, T6500 2.1 ghz duo core processor and 3 gb of DDR3 SDRAM.  The main compelling feature for me was the GeForce GT 130M ddr3 video graphics card also included which makes modern gaming at high rates possible.

When someone travels as much as I do, lugging around a desktop, even a portable slim desktop would be a pain.  This is where a notebook like the 17.3″ Acer Aspire 7738 comes into play.  The screen is still large enough not to feel small like the 10.1  inch screen on my netbook.  Though it doesn’t have quad-core technology, 2.1 ghz duo core is still fast enough for most processes considering that it does still have the ddr3 technology built in.

For $700 the 17.3″ Acer Aspire 7738 is still a great deal and with the keyboard similar to the Mac Book Pro it’s easy enough to use without feeling cheap.

Free Calls With Google Voice Incoming and Outgoing

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Since I’ve been back in the USA I’ve been using Google Voice for free incoming and outgoing calls.  Rather than give out my cell number I give out my Google voice number.  Since I use prepay  with TMobile this saves  me a lot of money.  How?

I set Google Voice to ring my cell phone and my Gizmo 5 account.  Since Gizmo 5 rings my computer I don’t have to pay for those calls.  If I am not at my computer, I pick up my cell phone and take the call.

Basically Google Voice offers me free calling when I’m near internet which saves me a ton on my calling plan.

Tools You’ll Need for Free Incoming Outgoing Calls
1. Sign up at
2. Sign up for a Gizmo account at
3. Add your Gizmo account to your Google Voice account.

Getting the Best Deals On Ebay

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Is it worth scouring eBay day after day for the best deal?  You might often spend more time trying to save money using eBay then if you would have used the time efficiently and just bought the item at full price.  Don’t get me wrong, there are some good deals on  eBay, many of which come from Hong Kong.

Getting the Best Deals On Ebay is probably what I do, add a ton of items to your list, then set an autobidder to bid the maximum you are willing to spend at the last minute.  Though this seems a bit dirty, many people on eBay do this. Not only that, but people bid their own item up themselves to get the bid artificially higher.

Often than not, a used item on eBay goes for only a little less than a new one.  Is that worth it?

So basically give it your best shot, but if like me, after days of trying you just can’t seem to get that deal, do the next best thing.  Look on and find the best price on a new or refurbished item.