Snipping on auctions

eBay is a fantastic place to get bargains (or to be ripped off if not careful) and is especially useful for obtaining things that can not be bought new. The eBay feature that lets you put in your bid limit and then leave it to the system to make sure you always come out on top of any further bids until your limit is reached (assuming people keep topping your bids) is also pretty useful. Most experienced eBay users though wait until near the end of an auction before placing their final bids. Given Read more […]

don’t forget the discount

I indulged my youngest daughter (just shy of 16) in a little retail therapy today in the rainy delights of Shrewsbury. We found a small boutique shop in one of the covered centres and she and her mother quickly picked out a couple of suitable dresses. The shopkeeper offered my wife a discount on one of the dresses even before she asked, so he was obviously keen to make a sale. My wife spent some time checking the dresses over to make sure that they were well made for their price range (years running Read more […]