Friday, November 24, 2006

Friday November 24, 2006

Hello again! The wheel of time rolls slowly on and we’re near the end of yet another week. The day following Thanksgiving in the US is the official start of the holiday shopping season. In keeping with that thought, my topic for the week is places to find a bargain. Ebay is unquestionably the biggest online auction site in the known universe. There are indeed deals to be had for the wary buyer if you’re willing to spend a bit of time searching through the large listings of items for sale and to deal with the uncertainties of the bidding and auction process. The uncertainty part can be minimized a bit cause a growing number of Ebay sellers offer a “Buy it Now” option through which you can pay a fixed price. There are also a number of Ebay stores offering items for sale at a fixed price. If music is your passion, then you should check out Musician’s Friend, where you’ll find all manner of gear and accessories at good prices, and reasonable shipping fees. PC and techie stuff is fairly easy to come by here in LA, but if you’re living in an area that isn’t served by a half dozen big box retailers, then you might give the Computer Geeks a try. Whether you’re online or off, remember the axiom “caveat emptor” (let the buyer beware) and that goes double or triple for online buys. Good luck and happy bargaing hunting, and let me know about any overlooked shopping sites of interest.

The picture of the week was created with Daz Bryce 5.
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The loops of the week were created with Orion Pro.

The website of the week is this truly silly page featuring a number of animated pictures of cats, bouncing their heads in time to the music on their headphones.

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Bye for now!