Hello. Mr. Cheapie here again with three more fantastic I-can't-believe-I-didn't-think-of-that frugal shopping tips. I already gave you my best frugal eating tips at: http://www.thehappyguy.com/frugal-living-tip.html
Now let's move away from food, because it is to always important to buy sizzle, not steak. That's first tip. If steak was any good, why would Madison Avenue spend all its efforts selling sizzle?
Let's face it, you don't care which widget fits into combotubulator under hood; you just want a sporty new set of wheels painted in flamethrower red.
Here is how you negotiate down price of a new vehicle. Just say, "No engine, please. No transmission. No coolant. Nothing under hood, please. Nothing that doesn't shine when I polish car in my driveway.
You would be amazed at astounding bargains you can negotiate on a new car with no engine. Plus, car will weigh much less, so you will save on gas.
Next, head over to your favorite furniture superstore to buy a TV. Tip: NEVER buy a TV at an electronics store. They will try to sell you a whole bunch of useless and expensive features. The last thing you need is another 962 satellite channels that never seem to have anything on anyway.
Go straight to wall unit section of furniture store. They always display life-size cardboard TVs in this section. Most people leave their cardboard TVs behind when they pick up their wall units, so you can get yours for a song.
As a bonus, you always know what is showing on your new cardboard TV and you can save even more money by canceling that useless satellite or cable service.
Next, head to office furniture section and check out desks. See those cardboard computers?...
Apply this principal to any electronic equipment - telephones, microwave ovens, blenders. Imagine fortune you can save just by saying "hold steak." If you’re a technophobe, you'll be even happier.
But what if you really, really want steak? Suppose you run out of ice cream, you've eaten all your foam mattresses and food stamps, and you are so hungry that you are willing to pay for steak?