Suzanne O’Connor’s Bargains LA

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October 19, 2016


Maybe I shouldn’t be so hopeful. Or maybe it’s this seriously wacko election… or maybe I just thought the current laws in place would protect consumers. But I recently learned, for a fact that many well known Sample Sales sites ask their vendors to over inflate the retail price so the discounts look steeper. What a disappointment!

October 05, 2016

Sale Season Savvy

Filed Under: Zannee's Tips, Fashion, Sales

It’s here. The biggest Sample and Warehouse Sale season of the year. From mid October to December 22, more Sample Sales and Warehouse Sale occur than at any other time of the year. We started getting besieged with information last week.

With the glut of sales happening all at the same time, there is no possible way you’ll be able to go to every sale you want to. But you can prepare to pounce on some outstanding buys at the sales you do attend.

September 27, 2016

Futile Anger

I hate getting ripped off. But I particularly hate it when I can’t vent my anger to someone who will do anything about it.

We got a recall notice for the passenger air bag for our 2008 Honda Civic. Since our daughter is the primary driver of this car, she took it into Roberston Honda in North Hollywood.

September 21, 2016

Antique Shopping

Well, we love antiques…. Maybe that’s considered “dated or “folksy” now. But there it is. My family has been lucky enough over the years to purchase or inherit some rather nice pieces. These have been handed down to us, allowing us to have and enjoy high quality furniture that has a history.

We’ve been rummaging thru ....

September 14, 2016

Blinded by the Deal

It’s so easy to find such a great deal that you jump on it without question.  I call it being “Deal Blind”.  Deals like a $400 designer coat for $10. Or a new, perfect dining table for $50 instead of $500.

The most important thing to do when you find an outstanding bargain of epic proportions is to breathe…. Stop and breathe and think.

September 07, 2016

A Few Days Away

Summer speed by so quickly that we were almost left without any breathing room. A hasty getaway was arranged at the last minute and we went off on basically a road trip up to the Central Coast.

We didn’t have a real itinerary, but wanted to land in Paso Robles for at least for two days of wine tasting.

August 30, 2016

Life Lessons in Shopping

Sometimes I wonder, as a parent if any of my shopping expertise is wearing off on my kid.  I stopped buying her clothes about 2 years ago since everything I bought her, she didn’t like or wear. She shops the mall and occasionally the LF outlets.


August 24, 2016

Having it All for Less

Many Southern Californian’s are associated in some way with the entertainment industry. Actors, Crew & Craft Services, Writers, Directors, Production Assistants and more live on just about every street. Most hustle for every gig and need to look great, and keep up appearances even when they’re in between jobs.  Stretching your dollar is paramount to stay ahead of the game.

August 16, 2016

Annoying Calls

Our business, BargainsLA works out of our home office. We have only one land line for both the house and the business. Though we used to get lots of phone calls and at one time had two separate phone lines, we are down to one and are now considering cutting that line as well.

August 02, 2016

An Argument for Vintage Furniture

I love antique furniture whether it’s Mid Century or Victorian. The quality, design and craftsmanship are often superior to anything made today.

However, beautifully crafted, older vintage or antique furniture isn’t for everyone… but it should be.

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