Comparison Shopping Engines

We’ve been looking at comparison shopping companies. Its interesting to see who has what presence on the web right now. From google:”comparison shopping” we get the initial list whic includes: It’s interesting to see that doesn’t come up. An “Alexaholic”: shows that is way lower and isn’t […]

Sonicare Toothbrushes

!>! Connie got these Sonicare toothbrushes for Calvin, but I have to say that I really love them. The only confusing thing is the names of the various versions, so here’s a decoder ring and where to buy them: * Elite (a.k.a Best). They have two models, the Elite 9500 which has two speeds and […]

Magazine Subscriptions

So how much on the Internet can you save if you want to subscribe to a magazine. Here’s one journey (and test) to get the lowest price on _The Atlantic_ * “eHow”: recommends going to the publishers site directly. For the “Atlantic”:, this is $2.45 per copy or $24.50. They do have an “educational”: discount […]

They are small and great at

Well, I’ve tried ( and pricegrabber ( often has cooking things although this is uneven, but my favorite is a “small” business on the internet called Metro Kitchens ( They are based in Atlanta and are a little store, but they have super high quality merchandise that is really “durable cooking” stuff.

We got our knives there (Wursthuf sp.) and also our cookingware (Allclad). By the way, we stick with recommendation from Cooks Illustrated. They are the consumer reports of the cooking business with real A/B testing of everything.

You do have to be careful, but usually there is a great sale one. Very personal service too…

Last Minute Shopping

“Hoops”: said he had a bit of quick shopping to do. It is amazing how you can still get things online and quasi-online just a few days before Christmas. Here are notes for last minute shoppers: * “”: This is the cyber outlet for Fry’s. So if you don’t feel like jetting over to Fry’s, […]

Christmas Gifts

Well, its Christmas time again, so once again, here’s some holiday recommendations from Rich. Hope you all buy early: h3. Household * Cusinart Classic Style 2-Slice Chrome Toaster with free shipping from This is $50. Interesting to see how retro is so in. Just look at what Restoration Hardware has done. Here’s a 1920s […]

ebay hacks and tools

!{float: left; margin-right: 10px;}!: This is a huge sub-economy. There are many insights about this and many, many sites. Ebay itself is complex. Janelle is really great and a total expert. Some of her more interesting points and connections to great ebay tools are: * Auctionbites – Free news and resources for online auction users. […]

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