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Changes in Consumers Spending

Alex Gutow

Since 2008, there have been significant changes in the behavior and spending habits of American consumers. As the economic downturn lingers, analysts predict many new shopping habits – increased Internet use, decreased brand loyalty and the end of the “buy now, pay later” attitude – are now firmly entrenched in U.S. shoppers. The new “normal” means that the buying process

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The Future of Brick and Mortar

Alex Gutow

Fourteen years ago, web startups in every category seemed poised to change the fate of brick-and-mortar retailers. As we all know, many of these web startups failed to convince consumers to change their buying habits before they had burned through all of their investment money. The dot coms that survived, like Amazon, came to rule their respective categories and, with

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Who doesn’t want a 50% deal? Groupon, LivingSocial and the Evolution of Deals and Rewards

Fonda Chen

Groupon has made group-buying coupon sites a big deal (please excuse the pun). Since 2007, Groupon has increased subscribers to over 50 million, raised $950 million in funding, and snubbed a $6 billion takeover from Google as it plans for a public debut by going IPO later this year (WSJ). The company’s success and easily reproducible technology have, as you’d

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“Get the Gift of Money” Contest and Black Friday Tips

Samantha Eckles

Tweet In 2009, the American consumer spent an average of nearly $900 during the holidays. This just lumps more debt on top of your already burdened credit card and you know, over here at BillShrink, we think that is as unhealthy as a gallon o’ eggnog. To help you avoid seasonal weight gain on your credit card, BillShrink is giving

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10 Simple Tips to Master the Art of Haggling and Savvy Shopping

David Tu

If you’re a news junkie like me, you may have read about a recent finding produced by America’s Research Group, which found that in the past holiday season, approximately 72% of customers haggled with a retailer, compared with 56% the year before.  Upon hearing this news, the consumer advocate in me was delighted and I proceeded to do a little

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Who Doesn’t Love Cheap Textbooks?

Alex Gutow

We learned of a great site that saves you time from comparing used book prices from every online retailer. A website called Bigwords does for textbooks what BillShrink does for cell phone plans.

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Deals of the Day – ThinkPad Edge for $580

Erik Chang

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge – for $580 from Taking a step away from their previous styling and form factors, the new ThinkPad Edge now has *gasp* color options. Love them or hate them, the glossy ThinkPad Edge comes with a stylish and functional keyboard, 13.3″ LED screen, Win7, and choices in CPU (AMD or fork over more moola for the

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