Shopping Online Is Safe, Easy, And Saves Money

shoppingonlineissafeeasyandsavesmoney.jpgIf you weren’t paying very close attention, it might be easy to mistake my house for a Canada Post package drop off facility due to the number of packages that are constantly arriving at my door! My wife just rolls her eyes at me and asks me “what did you buy this time?” and I must confess that half the time I can’t honestly answer that question until I actually open the package.

The reason for this is that I shop online so much and for everything – big and small, necessity and luxury – that I don’t really know what is due to arrive at the house on any given day. I often even forget that I ordered it until the package arrives. I know it sounds bad, but when you are buying things that cost as little as $2 and that can take 2-3 weeks to be delivered when ordered from faraway places like China, it is hard to keep track of it all!

My Personal Online Shopping Experience

Over the past decade I have made hundreds, maybe even thousands, of purchases online. These purchases were spread across almost every major online retailer that can be found in Canada as well as many more in the United States and around the globe. Of course, I haven’t made purchases from all of the smaller Canadian sites and I have a particular lack of experience with buying clothes online. I typically prefer to shop in a retail store for clothes so I can try things on and appreciate the look and feel of an item before I make my final decision.

Out of those hundreds of transactions, I could probably count on one hand the number of times that I was terribly unsatisfied with the experience. Naturally, there were a few minor bumps here and there, but nothing that couldn’t be resolved quickly and easily by contacting the vendor. Out of those same transactions, I have also never had anyone scam me, steal my credit card number, or not come through on delivering the product or at least a full refund if they ran out of stock or couldn’t deliver for some other reason. The only thing that may have come close to a scam would be a Bluetooth headset I bought off Ebay that was advertised as if it was genuine but I think it may have been a very well disguised knock off. That was years ago now and you do take those risks when buying a product like that on Ebay direct from China.

I believe this extensive experience makes me well qualified to comment on the state of online shopping in Canada and teach you why it is safe, easy to do, and can save you a lot of money!

Shopping Online Will Save You Money!

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$1 Video Games At Walmart Right Now!

Video Game Walhalla Walmart is having a crazy video game clearance right now that started just yesterday; There is a huge list of PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PS2, PSP, DS, and PC video games all being sold for just a single dollar!

You would think that all of these games would be “B” titles or very old games but some of them are actually fairly recent or at least very good games! I don’t play a lot of video games myself other than a few on PC when I have time so it is hard for me to comment on what the best games are, but here is a list of a few games included in the sale that I think are decent:

  • XBox 360
    • Bioshock 2
    • Burnout Paradise
    • F.E.A.R. 2
    • Grand Theft Auto 4 Special Edition
    • Guitar Hero (Metallica & World Tour)
    • NHL 10
    • Nier
    • Prince of Persia
    • Soul Caliber IV
    • Star Ocean
    • Street Fighter 4
    • Tekken 6
  • PS3
    • Burnout Paradise
    • Dead to Rights Retribution
    • Devil May Cry 4
    • Guitar Hero (4 different games)
    • Motorstorm Pacific Rift
    • Nier
    • Quake Wars
    • Star Ocean
    • Tekken 6
    • Wolfenstein

I’m only going to list those few for 360 and PS3 to give you an idea, but there are at least 100 games listed in this forum thread dedicated to the sale over at RFD. Check it out to see all the games on all the different video game systems.

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Who Says Nothing In Life Is Free?

Click for a bigger version! Have you ever heard somebody say “Nothing in life is free”? I’m sure you have because it has become very cliché and people tend to say it all the time without really thinking about it. Well, the above picture proves that stuff in life can be free because every single item in that picture was either purchased for free or very nearly free!

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but this one in particular deserves a little back story to fill you in on how all of these free items came to be.

Where Did All This Free Stuff Come From?

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magicJack: A Canadian Review Of The Money Saving Telephone Device

magicJack Magic Jack, officially spelled “magicJack”, is a small easy to use device that allows you to make unlimited local and long distance phone calls anywhere in Canada and the United States for only $20/year. Yes, that’s year, not month! Impressive, right?

When I hear numbers like that, the first thing that crosses my mind, and probably yours as well, is that there must be some sort of catch or the entire thing is a scam. However, I have to admit that I was very intrigued so I started researching the device thoroughly with cautious optimism and finally purchased one about 2 months ago. We have been using it successfully ever since and I’m happy to report that it is definitely not a scam! That’s not to say that there weren’t any problems with it, there were, but they were trivial in comparison to the amount of money that magicJack will save us every month for as long as we continue to use it.

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How magicJack Works

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