How many times have you been ready to purchase something on meh et al
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and before you purchased it, googled the item and found a better one or a cheaper one somewhere else.
I always do that now and more than 50% of the time found it cheaper somewhere else. So a little time and effort pays off.
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When you do that on Meh, please post the link in that day’s deal topic
@dave Most of the time it happens when I get an e-mail of something from morningside and it interests me and then I go shopping for same or similar items other places-that is why I said “meh et al”.
For example yesterday got an e-mail re a cuisinart toaster deep fryer etc for $ 150. Had see the exact same one as Costco on sale for the same price, but got an even better deal-they had a discontinued Ninja 9 in 1 toaster oven et al for 99.97 (which I bought over the weekend). It is an older model as the newer model is 13 in 1 for over 300. But Sams is still selling the exact same one for 199.99. Sold out on line, but a number of the stores still have it. When Costco prices something with a .97 as the cents on the cost you know it is a discontinued lowest price not to be restocked item.
Frequently, but like-for-like, I’ve only seen Meh beaten a few times.
It seems that usually the comparisons I’ve seen are different enough to alter the terms of the deal.
It’s a lot more common to find a better deal than what’s on SideDeal, and it’s very common to be able to beat Morningsave. Often, the stuff here on Meh is out of stock everywhere else, which is no surprise at all. (Sometimes the exact item is out of stock for good reason, like the Jack Link meatfoodproductsubstitute supposedly-edible “snack” sticks and other things that a decent C-store would hand back to the distributor as “too close to, or past, the sell-by date”.)
I do that a lot at Woot and Amazon, Warehouse inclusive, as sometimes new can be had for even less than used.
Likewise with even some of my thrift store purchases. If I’m not saving enough, I’ll pass – hence why I still haven’t bothered with an air fryer.
@narfcake Let me know if get an air fryer. I’ve bought 2 and never opened the box before returning. For one thing, they take up too much real estate in my kitchen. They also look like a nightmare to clean the insides.
@heartny That’s another good point. If it’s not in reasonable condition, I also don’t bother until it’s stupid cheap. A little while ago I bought a somewhat dented Breville toaster oven because it was cheaper than the $3.99 catshirt I didn’t buy that day.
Was it broken?
@heartny @narfcake I have this; one of the nice things is you can flip it up to clear some counter space. Of course you can’t do a bulky thing like a whole chicken or rotisserie stuff.
Ninja® Foodi™ Digital Air Fry Oven
@heartny @Kyeh No, it works! It just has several dents on the top and sides, which at $15, was a pass. At 75% off, though, I’ll be that sucker.
(I’ll take the cover off some day and tackle it with a body hammer and dolly.)
Yeah, that’s close to free!
@heartny @narfcake I have one similar to @Kyeh and really like it! Replaced my toaster over so it’s not an additional gizmo. I have it on top of my microwave. Easy to clean and use it all the time.
@heartny @Kyeh @narfcake That is the same one I got at Costco except in SS for $ 99.97. How much did you pay for yours. My wife likes the fold up feature also.
@Felton10 @heartny @narfcake
$114.74 (plus tax) from Kohl’s, using stacked coupons. I found a refurb on Woot for my mother and brother for $90 last year. You got a good deal at Costco!
@heartny @Kyeh @narfcake Our son originally saw it advertised on “Slick Deals” and the next time I went to Costco (last Sunday) I decided to take a look figured it would be long gone. But nope-had a shelf full of them.
@narfcake I love mine. Throw stuff in basket, cook stuff, eat stuff, throw basket in dishwasher. Repeat.
I’ve started using the Google lens feature just because it’s so darn convenient and easy! In 3 seconds I have many price comparisons from all different types of places. Meh isn’t always the cheapest but they’re usually pretty close.
For me it’s not so much the price, although that definitely matters, but it’s also the reviews. I’ve changed my mind about buying something due to bad reviews or something in the reviews that turned me off to the product.
@heartny I find that the 3-star-or-less reviews are generally the most helpful to check. Filtering for BS still has to be applied, of course.
@heartny I’ve been influenced the opposite way at times - something I was dubious about, but enough people said they loved it that I
got suckered inwent for it.
Like the peanut butter cups, which I got to give to my sibs, but they weren’t a big success. One of my friends likes them though, so …
he’s kind of a chocolate slut, eats practically anything chocolate.
@heartny @Kyeh Chocolate slut? I didn’t realize that was an option. Dammit.
Well, now you know! Go for it!
@heartny @werehatrack I read the same thing on my last year’s life hacks page-a-day calendar, and it seems to be true.
/showme chocolate slut
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/showme man really enjoying eating chocolate peanut butter cup bought on discount site even though others don’t like it and look at him disapprovingly
@mediocrebot Did he already start eating some of his zombie friends in the background, they look somewhat mangled?
@mediocrebot @pmarin FWIW, I thoroughly approve of my friend liking those peanut butter cups so they aren’t going to waste. I mean, my brother would probably eat them but my friend is enjoying them more.