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    Sign up to Buy -- then WAIT!

    Several times, lately, I found something a little cheaper online from a website other than Amazon.

    HOWEVER, my Amazon Prime includes free 2 day shipping, and the shipping charges on the "cheaper" price at an alternative site is usually offset by Amazon's free shipping.

    So, more than a few times, lately, when I find something cheaper elsewhere, I go ahead and create a user account with that merchant, put that item in my 'shopping cart', then log out and wait.

    Within a day, I'll get a "welcome coupon" for 15% off, or so, and I wait another day or two, and the deal might even be sweeter.

    The key is --- WAIT!!!! If you're not in a hurry to get something, you can often get it cheaper by the "sign up, shopping cart it and wait" strategy!

    The most current example is some shooting supplies from MidwayUSA. The item I wanted to buy was $7 cheaper than I could get on Amazon, but with $14 shipping. I just received an email from Midway for "$15 off your next order" plus FREE SHIPPING!

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    Good tip. I think I will go try it with some software I have been wanting to get. I got a discount coupon in the mail a few months ago but when I decided to bite, the price had gone back up. I have been waiting for another sale but maybe if I do the shopping cart thing they might send me a discount.

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    Well they didn't have a "cart" just a buy form, but they did have a contact link, so I send a nice email to them explaining how I can't afford the full price and missed out on the coupon, and would they consider sending me a coupon code so I can buy it at the discounted price.

    We will see.

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    by the way, the software is the http://www.Plex.tv media center (you might be interested in it too)
    It normally costs $119.99 for the lifetime pass, but I had a coupon for $75 that expired.
    Last edited by Sparko; 02-20-2018 at 03:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    Good tip. I think I will go try it with some software I have been wanting to get. I got a discount coupon in the mail a few months ago but when I decided to bite, the price had gone back up. I have been waiting for another sale but maybe if I do the shopping cart thing they might send me a discount.
    Yeah, I think some of them have their sites programmed to catch those on the "almost bit" list. It's worked for a number of sites in the past, but just lately, I've had even better results.

    I'll check out plex.tv

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Yeah, I think some of them have their sites programmed to catch those on the "almost bit" list. It's worked for a number of sites in the past, but just lately, I've had even better results.

    I'll check out plex.tv
    The free version is pretty good. The pay version just gives you extras like being able to use a tuner card as a PVR or live TV. There are also plex extensions for Roku and Fire TV. Basically it manages your media on your PC and serves it up to various devices like your phone, the Roku, FireTV, or PC. You can even connect over the internet to watch your shows on your network from anywhere.

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