Deal hunters, check out a new site!
Recession Mama Michele Ashamalla: A friend of mine checked out this site and thought it was right up my alley. He was right.
Tink O Matic searches Ebay, Oodle, Kijiji and Craigslist all at once and shows the results on a single page. It is free to use and you can use it to search for general stuff, cars, rentals, real estate and jobs -- and your search can be limited by item and geographical area. It is a pretty simplistic site, but I like that. I don't really want a website that performs a hundred different tasks. What it does, it appears to do well.
I did a few sample searches and really liked what I saw. I searched for a piece of hockey equipment for my son (not so easy to find in sunny California) and for some ribbon I'm using for invitations I'm making. I didn't find much on Craigslist, but it saved me the time I would have spent searching (and I definitely would have spent more time poking around on different sites). Also, it's interesting to see what's out there. The ribbon search turned up some cute cards on etsy.com that came up on Oodle, which isn't a site I generally check.
Not that I need them, but Christmas is just around the corner ...
A former state deputy attorney general and current stay-at-home mom, Recession Mama Michele Ashamalla has three kids and ten years of experience stretching one salary to cover the necessities and more. She's all about saving money whenever you can, so you have it to spend on whatever you want!