What's your favourite website for saving money?

  Production Ed 12:21 08 Oct 2008
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Compiling the Readers' Sites section of the magazine is always fun, but this was particularly true this time around; your favourite humorous websites caused so much giggling in the PCA offices that we were accused of shirking our work responsibilities. Thanks to everyone who recommended sites. It was a bumper crop, and we had a hard time narrowing it down to just 10. And particular thanks to WhiteTruckMan, our new Readers Sites champion – if you're around, could you make yourself known to a member of PCA staff?

And now for a severe change of tack. As fears for the state of the economy worsen, we want to look at websites that help you to save money, deal with financial worries and generally stretch your cash that little bit further. This is a potentially wide topic, so feel free to interpret it as you wish. We're anticipating professional financial advice sites and forums, special deals, money-off coupon sites and resale sites, but the only limitation is that it needs to be a reputable, above-board online offering that helps you to save money and whose trustworthiness you can vouch for.

As usual, we don't just want to know which websites you recommend - we want to know why. You can add your recommendation and reasons to this thread or email them to [email protected]. This is your chance to see your name in the magazine, and perhaps even win a great prize!

Thanks again,

David Price
PC Advisor

  simonjary 12:29 08 Oct 2008

MoneySavingExpert.com

click here

The site never charges to save people money, nor does it take any advertising. Any top deals, best buys, tips or suggestions on the main site are down to journalistic research from Martin Lewis and the team.

The email newsletter has tons of advice and collects various money offers from all over the place.

  dagbladet 15:59 08 Oct 2008

Undoubtedly it would be spoofpiratesoftwarespoofdotcom. It's fantastic. You can get all the latest versions of operating systems, office suites, games, videos, music. All completely free. I can't imagine why people go anywhere else for their software.




Sits back and waits...

  spuds 16:05 08 Oct 2008

Not sure if this is what you want, but I'll give it a spin.

Ebuyer: Good range of goods and very reasonable prices. Customer service is way there among the best. Fast deliveries (usually) and possibly free.

Ebay: Vast selection of goods. Prices to suit ones pocket. Good complaints procedure. Possibility of purchasing from overseas, with safeguards.

Amazon: Good range of goods. Prices to suit. Good deliveries. Very good customer services. And of course the Market Place. Facilities for purchases abroad.

Choice Stationary:Good range at reasonable prices, and even better with promotional offers. Usually good and fast deliveries.

There's quite a few more, but I don't want to show favouritism :O).

  dagbladet 16:13 08 Oct 2008

spuds

"I don't want to show favouritism"

I think given the thread title, that's exactly what they do want you to do.

  Pineman100 18:03 08 Oct 2008

is well worth knowing about.

click here

You can get rid of your unwanted items and find items that you want - all for free.

Not all areas of the UK are covered yet, but it's well worth checking out.

  Al94 20:27 08 Oct 2008

I've picked up some great bargains by regularly checking this site click here

  Stuartli 23:49 08 Oct 2008

Most people have beaten me to Martin Lewis and his moneysavingexpert.com website - I frequently post on the forums with regard to the latest suggestions and advice.

If you are interested, sign up for the weekly Wednesday news e-mail with all the latest offers, financial aspects to consider and freebies. See:

click here

  Stuartli 09:57 09 Oct 2008

By that comment, do you mean the layout of the website?

If so, then I would agree in that it can be difficult to find a particular thread or the section you wish to read.

But, overall, the value of the moneysavingexpert website far outweighs any minor technicalities, whilst the e-mail newsletter can be a Godsend in helping to curtail unnecessary financial outlay or snap up bargains.

One other website which specialises in helping you to save money by pinpointing where the best offers can be found, from a variety of sources, is HotUKDeals. See:

click here

  Pineman100 17:58 11 Oct 2008

...I'm with Pamy.

I've lost count of the number of computer problems that the PC Advisor website (or - to be fairer - it's generous contributors) have solved for me over the years.

If I'd had to pay for the amount technical help I've received in the Helproom, I'd be a pauper!

  Production Ed 10:13 13 Oct 2008

Thanks for getting in touch, WhiteTruckMan.

By the way, here's last month's Top 10:

click here

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