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April 10, 2019

Automation Irritation

I avoid self check out.

Though I have given in on occasion, I find that the checkouts don’t work all that well, making it take longer than it should.  It also irritates me that I am paying retail and getting no service. Plus though low paying, those are jobs lost while the corporation makes more money for less service.

March 29, 2019

Those Small Purchases Add Up

As independent business owners, whenever we go thru financial dry periods, we are reminded of our small expenses. We master our expenses for awhile and then when business picks up, we forget our hard won victories. Those small $2-$5 expenses can wreck a budget.

March 14, 2019

Grey Market Know How

Describing what I do is complicated to non retail/ non manufacturer industry people.  Usually I say something like, “I research, post and promote Discount Outlets, Sample and Warehouse Sales.”

But when I am talking to someone in the industry, “I say I cover the direct to the public Grey Market sales and outlets.

February 19, 2019

Clearing Out the Old

We bought new clothes this winter. We hit the sales and bagged some amazing items for both of us. Since there was no space to fit our new wardrobe items into our closets and drawers, it was time for a clean out. With the rainy weather, it was a good time to get on it.

February 12, 2019

Valentines Hopes

Valentines Day expectations are usually over done.

In my twenties, I expected a lot from boyfriends. They had to secure dinner reservations, flowers and an expensive gift… all to validate our relationship.

During those years though, I found the thoughtful gifts to be the most romantic and memorable.

January 30, 2019

Frugal Valentines Day Ideas

Filed Under:

Yes to Flowers! Yes to jewelry! Yes to dinner!
But what if your bank account says NO? The most important element in any Valentines Day gift are thoughtfulness, effort and time. Your loved one wants to feel special.

So may I suggest the following:

January 08, 2019

A Bargain Bust

Often while checking out outlets with steep discounts of 40%-90% off retail, I have to stop myself from shopping.

Generally, I yawn at 20% savings. I take note at 30%, I pay attention at 40% and am likely to look at 50% off original retail. Though I try to be careful, I will buy, regardless of need, at 80% off.

January 02, 2019

BargainsLA Anniversary Year

Filed Under: Inside Scoop, OM Gosh!

As the New Year unfolds, I am reminded that BargainsLA.com was started in 1999.
This is our 20th Anniversary of helping you save money. How cool is that!!!

The beginnings of BargainsLA were uneventful.

December 13, 2018

I’m Headed to the Mall

It may sound odd, even out of step with who I am and what we do here at BargainsLA
But I’m headed to the Mall. The retail mall… not an Outlet Mall.

I’m actually excited about it.

November 29, 2018

Friends Who Pay Full Retail

I am often perplexed by people who ONLY pay retail, ONLY buy at Boutiques and Department Stores.

Believe it or not, I have had several friends who only pay retail. They live in the best neighborhoods and eat at the trendiest restaurants. These guys only buy brand new, latest and trendiest at top dollar.

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