BuyVia Blog: Expert Tips for Saving Money in Online Shopping with Coupons and Discounts
Last Update: February 13, 2017
On February 13, 2017:
Verizon Wireless brought back the Verizon Unlimited Plan.
February 2017 New Unlimited Data
AT&T Wireless has introduced a brand new unlimited wireless data offer for its new and existing customers starting 2/17/2017. Clearly AT&T's goal is to meet the competition. This does not require DirecTV.
On 2/27/2017 they lowered the price from $100 to $90 when you get paperless billing and make automatic payments from a bank account. (Not credit card) You will get 10GB of high-speed tethering each month.
AT&T also created an "Unlimited Choice" plan that costs $60 a month and has no data caps and overage fees. This plan does not include any tethering, and video is always reduced to about 480p resolution or a maximum bandwidth of 1.5Mbps.
Last Updated: February 14, 2017
Almost everyone has a smartphone or will have one shortly. Their usefulness is undeniable. This convenience comes at a high cost and multi-year commitment. We examine the major smartphone providers, their wireless plans and costs, to help you make a more educated decision.
Important: As with any mobile wireless plan, you need to ensure you have coverage where you need it. Home, work, play, you need signal otherwise it does not matter what the price is.
Star Wars The Force Awakens must be one of the most hyped movie. Disney paid Billions to acquire the franchise, so they have done their best to generate a ton of merchandise licensing fees. When you look at these, you will wonder what the heck they are and who in the galaxy would buy them..
Here are some of the most far fetched Star Wars Toys and merchandise we could find:
Last Updated: 12/28/2016
Stores Hate Returns
Let's face it, any store wants you to keep what you buy and never return it. Returns are costly to process, restock, and ship. Consumers need the option of returning an item, or else they would purchase far less products.
Last Update: 12/1/2016
Back in the day, when all gifts had to be bought in stores, retailers would helpfully remind us how many “shopping days” there were left before Christmas - not counting the Sundays, and often Saturdays, when stores were closed. Now, in the age of the Internet, every day can be a shopping day, and store hours are any time we’re awake.
However, that doesn’t mean you can just put off all your shopping until the last minute. Because the snag with doing your Christmas shopping online is, you have to factor in delivery time to be sure your gift will arrive before Santa takes off for the year. So instead of counting shopping days until Christmas, you have to count shipping days.
Fortunately, BuyVia has taken the work out of counting for you. We’ve checked websites for all the major stores to see how long their expected delivery times are for regular shipping, express shipping, and free shipping. If a store doesn’t have this information on the Web, or the information is conflicting, we’ve called customer service to get the scoop - so you can just relax and enjoy your eggnog.
This past summer you may have noticed a button popping up on your Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest feeds next to products inviting you to “Shop Now” or “Buy.” As retailers integrate e-commerce with the social media experience, viewers are now encouraged to do more than just gawk over the latest gadgets.
While it’s definitely a convenient way to boost sales, is shopping on social media good for customers?
Black Friday is the most hyped-up shopping day of the year. It becomes a strategic battle to find the best deals: ads are leaked almost a month beforehand, shoppers line up Thanksgiving afternoon, and people stampede to get the big ticket items.
Though it may seem that everything you buy on Black Friday is a great deal, that’s actually not the case. Lots of sites lure shoppers in with deep discounts and then sell products that don’t give you the most bang for your buck.
In the spirit of being an informed shopper, here are 6 items you should NOT buy on Black Friday:
The best time of the year to purchase many items is approaching rapidly. The holiday shopping season starts off at Thanksgiving and continues to Christmas. Between those two holidays, you will find two major shopping days, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Last update: 11/7/2016
Ahh, Black Friday...that delirious, manic shopping frenzy the day after Thanksgiving, and now the entire week! Black Friday marks the kickoff of the holiday buying season and retailers offer deep discounts to coax our credit cards from our wallets and purses.
Be sure to look at our Black Friday Ad Scans and Deals Page