Links to other interesting money articles on 30th May 2008.
Yesterday I talked about haggling for discounts and mentioned my biggest discount; getting £4,000 off the price of our house. As John pointed out in the comments, this probably wasn’t the greatest deal ever done, as the average house apparently sells for 93% of the asking price, whereas we probably paid about 97% of the […]
Which? has published a list of more than 30 companies and government departments it claims are using expensive phonelines (0870, 0845 etc) to make money, including the likes of the TV LIcensing Agency, the DVLA and British Gas. Sadly, and mildly ironically, Which? charge for access to their report, but thanks to the BBC, here’s […]
Links to other interesting money articles on 29th May 2008.
John at FindFinancialFreedom suggests that it doesn’t hurt to ask for a discount when you’re making a purchase. Most of us would balk at the suggestion of trying to haggle on the price of something (“it’s just not the British way to do business!”), but he’s right – there’s no harm in asking. Personally, I’d […]
Links to other interesting money articles on 28th May 2008.
I’m glad to see that I’m not the only person in the UK stressing about petrol price rises. This data from internet monitor Hitwise shows how the number of searches for petrol prices have increased to an all-time high as prices have hit a high too. It’s interesting that people are appear to be searching […]
Links to other interesting money articles on 27th May 2008.
You may have noticed that I’m pretty obsessed with petrol prices and efficiency recently – so this post on 75 gas saving tips naturally caught my eye. The interesting thing about this post is that along with the normal tips about not driving aggressively and discussion on whether air conditioning or opening windows is more […]
Going online is now pretty much the standard way of finding bargains for most of us, using sites such as Amazon, MoneySupermarket and eBay to get the lowest prices on a vast range of products. But there’s another way to squeeze even more money out of the deal – cashback sites. The premise is pretty […]