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 May 14, 2005
Secret Savings
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There's a simple, yet little known way to bank big savings...we call it...secret savings, and what you don't know could cost you. Shelf after shelf of high tech gadgets nothing unusual, but pay attention, savvy shoppers, all is not equal especially when it comes to price.


Take this high definition TV, you could get this one for about 36-hundred dollars, or this one, same model, same warranty, same store, but it's 500-dollars less. The only thing you're not getting is the box. ThatÔŅĹs right, it's brand new all you're missing is the box.  You could pay four hundred 49 dollars for this camera, or nab it for 40 dollars cheaper. You can save a ton of money.

Floor models, returns, even items in perfect condition with damaged boxes, all available at savings of 20, 30, even 50 percent, or more!  They're called open box items.


Store Representative


ÔŅĹWe discount them for our customers to be able to purchase, it gets them out of the store as well as a value.ÔŅĹ


It's no longer just outlets or surplus stores offering plummeting prices...major retailers are now in the game, but you have to do the legwork.  Since these discounts are not usually advertised. Ask to see if there's any open box items available b/c you know what/ you get a ton of savings with it.


Sean Zawyer says he asks all the time, he's bought most of his electronics this way.


Sean Zawyer


I bought amplifiers, TVÔŅĹs, speakers, DVD players, you name it. IÔŅĹve saved thousands of dollars over the years.


Big savings, but are open box items as good as full priced models? Depends.  Some may have scratches or dents. There is one major clue as to whether you're getting first rate quality.  If it comes with a warranty. That means the store is willing to stand behind it. Just double check the return policy before you buy it.


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