Saturday, December 15, 2007

Look Before You Buy

[Reprinted by permission from Personal and Family Finance]

In the run up to Christmas, the rush to get the perfect gift, or the gift someone really wants, can lead to some bad decisions and wasted money. Not everyone can be an expert on every subject, and that is certainly true of high tech gadgets. It’s easy to end up with the wrong thing, or something much more expensive than needed, especially when you don’t know much about the product and you are relying entirely on a salesperson or sales literature. One way to minimize these risks is to be an educated shopper, and know at least the basics about the item you are shopping for.

The blog Tech Toys Explained published the following helpful list, reprinted here by permission. Please note, these are not websites actually selling the specific items, they are informational sites with tons of information.

Apple iphone

Personal Digital Assistant (pda)

Security Cameras

all about Satellite TV and Radio

all about HDTV

What You Need To Know About Digital Photography

High Definition Video Cameras

Bluetooth Basics

Broadband Internet

Cellular Phones

Digital Cameras

GPS Devices


LCD and Plasma Televisions



the Apple iPhone

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Monday, December 10, 2007

Time is Running Out - if You're Still Not Ready for Christmas

Here are a couple of sites worth visiting if you're looking for tips or hints on decorating or shopping; traditions, trivia, games to occupy the kids, or pretty much anything that says "Christmas":

Christmas Magic

all about Christmas

Looking for Christmas gift Ideas? Try

Holiday Gift Ideas

Merry Christmas ... or, if you prefer, Happy Holidays.