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Yesterday I wrote several posts containing video tutorials on how to use RSS. Today the fun begins! I’ll show you how to use the same technology to be notified of amazing deals online. But even better, you can use RSS to be instantly notified when the EXACT ITEMS you want to buy go on sale or get discounted. The techniques I’ll be showing you in this post could literally save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars over time.
As an example, my sister bought a Yamaha piano – the digital kind that will play itself – using these techniques and saved thousands of dollars. She paid $2,500 for a piano that sells used on the market for $8,000. I wrote about her experience in a post about using RSS to buy items on craigslist.
Even if you use RSS all the time, I would encourage you to look at the 2nd and 3rd videos. They might just blow your mind and are only a couple minutes each.
What is RSS?
If you don’t know what RSS is, please view these posts from yesterday:
- What RSS is and how it will make your life so much easier
- How to subscribe to an RSS feed.
- Using RSS in Internet Explorer.
- How to organize your RSS feeds.
How to shop via RSS using preset feeds
In this video you’ll learn about using preset RSS feeds to find great discounts and sales. In this video I refer to a post post I wrote called RSS shopping site guide containing a list of shopping sites with RSS capability as well as links to their preset feeds. In this example I use the sites SpendFish.com and boddit.com.
How to shop for the EXACT items you want using a customized RSS feed
In this video I show you how to create a CUSTOMIZED RSS feed that will instantly show you when the exact item(s) you’re looking for go on sale or are discounted. If you’re looking to buy a specific item at a great price, this is a MUST WATCH video. In this example I use the RSS feed builder from SpendFish.com
How to shop for the EXACT items you want on Craigslist using a customized RSS feed
In this video I show you how to create an RSS feed from a specific search on Craigslist. Looking for a great deal from someone selling an ipod? You’ll get an instant update within seconds when someone posts an ipod for sale in your area.
How to receive instant notifications about discounts on item from your Amazon wishlist
In this video I show you how to create a customized feed using RSStalker to give you instant updates whenever there’s a price change on an item in your Amazon Wishlists.
Lazy Man and Money also wrote about this topic and has a list of some additional deal sites you can check out.
Tags: deals, discounts, feeds, rss, sales, Shopping
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This next video in a series of videos about RSS shows you how to organize your feeds in Google Reader so it’s easy to keep track of feeds as they accumulate.
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This is the next video in a series about how to use RSS in general and specifically to find incredible deals shopping online.
So far all my videos have been in Firefox as will the rest of my videos. I wanted to take a brief moment to show how RSS works in Internet Explorer (IE). I also show you another method of adding a feed to Google Reader.
Stay tuned because tomorrow the fun stuff begins where I show you how to use this technology for finding incredible deals and even having the exact items your looking for come to you when they’re on sale requiring no effort on your part.
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This is the second in a series of video tutorials that teach you how to use RSS in general for web browsing and specifically for finding incredible deals online.
In this video, I walk you through the process of subscribing to an RSS feed. Go go through a couple different ways of doing this. All the examples are using the Firefox browser. In the next video I’ll give an example using Internet Explorer (IE).
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Despite the fact that RSS technology has been around for many years, most of my acquaintances still don’t know how to use it. If you spend a lot of time online, using RSS technology will simplify your life and save your tons of time.
Below if the first video in a series of videos I’ll be posting in the next day or two that describes in detail how RSS works and how to benefit from it. This first video goes through an example of how RSS works and the benefit you’ll receive by taking advantage of the technology.
What does this have to do with personal finances you ask? Well all these video tutorials will ultimately lead up to a video showing how to find the greatest deals imaginable online via RSS. In fact, you will literally be able to tell RSS exactly what items you’re looking for and you’ll receive an immediate update when that item goes on sale. You can also receive instant notifications when someone posts an item for sale on sites like craigslist. I’ve purchased many items and saved hundreds of dollars using this technique so you won’t want to miss it.
If you already use RSS, you may want to skip the initial videos. But who knows, maybe you’ll pick up some additional tips you didn’t know about.
This is the first attempt at at video on GFD so please leave your feedback in the comments below.
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