Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Boxing Day and January Sales

This isn't going to be a long post I just want to vent a little frustration at the fact that I have just found out what is going to be on sale from Amazon during the boxing day sales. (A perk of the fact that I work in media).  Not when you find out that 50% of the Christmas gifts you just bought are now almost half of the cost that they were when I bought them.

Seriously why do we fall for it every year and scramble to the shops looking for the latest toys and games.

So next year you can all wait until after Christmas for your presents or I am buying you vouchers.  Not because I am lazy (which I am) or that I am not thinking of you (which I am probably not) but because I am sick and tired of being ripped off.

So who is with me, if we all did it together I bet those buggers would stop doing it and start charging normal prices.

If you don't agree with me then why don't you look at how much that nice shiny new expensive games console you bought little Johnny cost you two weeks ago and then look at how much it is being sold for on Boxing Day and then tell me how you feel.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Comparison Sites are....

So I spend the best part of my weekend looking at alternative energy suppliers.  Wasn't life just easier when it was just good old British Gas.

It took me 2 hours to find all the information I needed to switch and I then sat down at the site (they shall remain unnamed) and put it all in.  Feeling flush with my £123 saving a year I duly accepted all of the Terms and Conditions and proceeded with my application.

I felt good this morning, a man who had saved money and outwitted the corporate giants who were bleeding him dry.  I had struck a blow for the common man and had sent tales of my endeavours to all of my friends.  Then one of them sent this link back;


I feel like such a div...

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

I hate First Great Western and the fact that I have to use them.

I am sick to the back teeth of paying so much of hard earned cash into the pockets of First Great Western (known hence forth as #failgreatwestern).  This is the most common site on my daily commute to London.

So I am going to make it my mission to try and help as many people as possible limit the amount of cash they have to pay them.

I need to get a train to London every day but if you don't then try these sites for your cheap public travel needs.

  • National express for the most extensive network of inter city busses
  • Megabus for the cheapest public transport deals in the UK
  • ZipCar if you can drive but don't own a car
And finally if you really must book a train journey then read this article from the Mirror and make sure that your train travel is as cheap as possible How to get cheap train tickets.