The agoraphobic paradise is almost upon us. Not just content with being able to order books and movies online, online retailers like Amazon are beginning to set their sights on providing much of the same goods typically associated with a grocery or convenience store. Add in the expedited shipping that accompanies a Prime membership and Amazon’s Subscribe & Save program, and you’ve got some serious disruption to business as usual.
All joking aside, the amount of time I have to take out of my day to drive to local stores and wait in line has always bothered me. I never found these experiences to be particularly enjoyable, and could always think of more productive (or fun) ways to spend my time. The options that Amazon has made available to consumers have been a boon, and enabled me to set up automated systems for having required items shipped to me on a recurring basis.
Yet, Amazon still doesn’t always have the best price for every item, and, sometimes, they charge significantly more. MySupermarket is a service that can help you figure out when a trip to a competing, online seller is in order.
These days, finances are tight for the majority of the population. Great deals can be had by shopping online, but it’s often unclear if you’ve put in the required time to thoroughly research the product and ensure you’ve found the best price.
Instead of manually perusing discount aggregators like RetailMeNot, a new browser extension will automate the process for you. Read more
I love me some reading. Between a retina-display iPad, an e-ink Kindle (for novels), and my trusty Audible app, I’m like a pig in mud. No matter where I go, no matter what I’m doing, I can be learning something new or drifting off into some mesmerizing new place. Yet, what good are these devices if you don’t have some sweet, new content to load onto them.
Sure, you could capture online articles with Pocket, buy e-books from Amazon, or sign up for an Audible account, but what if funds are low and you need something to scratch that literary itch? Today’s tip will show you how to score some freebies from the Interwebs favorite audiobook site. Read more
Today, you’re in store for something very special. By now, you probably know of my infatuation with the greatness that is Amazon Prime. If you’re like me, you enjoy the decreased prices and added convenience of shopping online, and, for most of us, shopping online is usually synonymous with shopping from Amazon.com.
With an Amazon Prime membership of $80 a year, you get standard two-day shipping, $4 overnight shipping, and a host of other perks, including access to an ever increasing catalog of streaming video content. If you are doing the majority of your shopping online and through Amazon, this is an excellent deal that will undoubtedly save you money in the long-term.
If you’d like to extend some of these perks to friends and family without telling them to get their own Prime subscriptions, read on. Read more
Reading is one of my favorite hobbies and is something I take very seriously. As a lover of all things tech, the advent of highly mobile devices (e.g., iPads, Android phones, and, of course, Kindles) has been a boon for those that have an insatiable appetite for information. Gone are the days of carrying around giant textbooks and capacious tomes.
Now, you can carry around hundreds of books in a small, portable, and affordable device that enables the indulgence of this most edifying hobby at almost any time. Yet, although they are often cheaper than their physical counterparts, e-book purchases can still add up pretty quickly. Whether you are a voracious reader or are just on a tight budget, you should be aware of several ways you can obtain free, e-book content online. Read more
I love Amazon.com, so any software or utility that can help me better utilize the service is sure to pique my interest. Odds are you use (and perhaps, LOVE) the retailer, as well, so let’s dive in and see what today’s tip has to offer. Read more
If you were born in the early 1980s or later, you might be at the point in your life where you are starting to feel overwhelmed with all the physical media you have been lucky enough to collect over the course of your lifetime. Since much of this content can either be converted to digital formats or re-purchased as digital media (and capacious hard drives are dirt cheap), you may be tempted to remove this physical onus from your life.
If you’re ready to commit to a digital lifestyle, Amazon is willing to help you make the transition. Read more
As an inveterate student, I know of the egregious costs of a traditional education. One of the most gut-wrenching experiences is when you return to the bookstore at the end of a semester to sell back unneeded textbooks, only to discover that your like-new tomes are no longer wanted or only fetch a fraction of their original price.
If you value your hard-earned money and you’d like some assistance navigating this torturous process, read on. Read more