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Ask LH: When Is The Best Time To Buy A New Flagship Smartphone?

Dear Lifehacker, A lot of new “cutting-edge” smartphones have been featured on your website lately. I’m currently shopping for a new phone, but a lot of these products are just hitting the market now. Does it make sense to jump on them right away? When does it make sense to buy versus holding off?

10 Sneaky Ways Retailers Fool You Into Spending More

Each day, stores are trying to convince us to put more in our carts and rack up a bigger bill at checkout. From strategic displays to all those tasty freebies, stores try to make a fool (and year-round over spender) out of customers. So in the spirit of the season, let’s take a look at how shops convince us to open our wallets — which might help us spend just a bit less.

Build A Solid VR-Ready PC For Less Than $1700

We’ve seen a few different builds for VR-ready gaming rigs, but if you’re curious what some pros are planning on using, Tested partnered with Loyd Case to put together their VR testing PC for about $1700.

Don't Be Duped By "Per Cent Off" Discounts When You Go Shopping

“40% off” and “70% off” sales make it seem like you’re getting a great deal, but these per cent off sales are just another sales trick. At many retailers, the “regular price” is a lie fabricated by the store.

The Best Smart TVs For Watching Netflix, According To Netflix

Netflix has partnered with TV manufacturers to recommend smart TVs based on their movie streaming performance and other features. If you’re in the market this year for a Netflix-friendly television, check out Netflix’s recommended TVs.

How Refund Policies Encourage You To Spend Money

When you’re on the fence about a purchase, there are five words that usually push you into buying: “I can always return it.” That may be true, but retailers definitely use this thinking to their advantage, and their refund policies subtly encourage you to spend more.

Filter Amazon Reviews By Verified Purchase For More Honest Criticism

Online reviews are supposed to be an objective way to get feedback about a product before you buy. However, Amazon’s system is often gamed by manufacturers. Cut through the crap with the Verified Purchase filter.

What To Look For When Shopping For A Leather Jacket

Leather jackets are cool. They always have been and they always will be. Here are three tips to help you pick the perfect one for you.

Don't Settle For A Laptop That Doesn't Have At Least Full HD Resolution

Many PC vendors market their laptops with 1366 by 768 screens as “high definition”, but these are not the laptops you deserve. Laptop Magazine argues that you should never settling for anything less than 1080p for your next laptop.

Why You Should Avoid Craft Beer In Big Bottles

It’s no secret that when you buy anything you should choose your container based on unit price. Well, as VinePair notes, when it comes to craft beer sold in growlers and bombers, you’ll likely pay more for the bigger bottles than you would if you just bought a six pack.

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