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Ramp Up Your Savings By Having Two 'Zero-Dollar Days' Per Week

If you’re looking to tighten your budget so you can put a few more coins in your piggy bank, this simple approach will get you spending less and curb your desire to constantly be buying things.


Check If A Clothier Offers Free Repairs To Save Money On A Tailor

Spending more for quality clothing is always a good idea, but even quality clothiers screw up sometimes. Instead of spending more to take it to a tailor to be repaired, re-sewn or re-hemmed, check with the manufacturer — many offer surprisingly good repair or replacement policies.


Dealhacker: Get A Free Virtual-Reality Headset From eBay And Myer

Myer has built the world’s first virtual reality department store and it’s giving away free VR headsets to get customers plugged in. There are 15,000 “shoptical” headsets up for grabs. Here’s how to snag your own.


Fakespot Analyses Amazon Reviews To Spot Fakes

Amazon is filled with fake reviews that hope to bolster a products review score. Fakespot is an online tool that helps you separate the junk reviews from the useful ones.


Don't Give Thoughtful Gifts, Give Your Friends What They Actually Want

Thoughtful gifts are the best gifts, right? Not so fast. Choosing a “thoughtful” gift might be more selfish than letting your gift recipient choose their own gift.


Ereader Showdown: Amazon Kindles, Compared

Amazon has somehow managed to create four different models of its Kindle ereader. Each of the four models has its own strengths and weaknesses, so if you’re in the market for one — or an upgrade — let’s take a look to make your buying decision a little easier.


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.


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