Affordable Travel Deals Tips – Ways to Find Bargains on Airfare, Car Rental, and Vacation Packages

The internet has made finding affordable travel deals an easy process. Everybody can do it these days – there is no need to hire a travel agent. Whether you’re looking for deals for a specific trip or just want to wait until a good vacation package pops up before jumping on it, the web provides you all the tools you need for doing so.

The best bargains usually don’t last very long so you’ll need to jump on an offer ASAP. Sometimes the best deals are of the last-minute variety, and other times it is recommended to book early in advance. Most experts agree that booking 7 – 8 weeks in advance is ideal.

When looking for cheap hotel rooms, keep in mind that you should never, ever just pick the first good deal you see in a city you are not familiar with. While you will want to jump … Read More

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Used Police Cars For Sale – Are They a Good Bargain?

One of the more unique ways to look for bargain used cars is to look into used police cars for sale. Now this is something that not many people do, and in fact, many people haven’t even considered doing something like this. But it offers the possibility of getting a good car for a pretty decent price, under certain conditions.

Now this situation is different from the usual second hand car purchase for a number of reasons. The car may need some work done, in order to make it look like a normal civilian vehicle. Or it’s also possible that the car may have already been stripped of all police markings and equipment, which will make things much easier. Used police cars for sale offer a number of advantages over the usual second hand car being advertised.

1. The papers are already in order.

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Branding Strategies – When a Bargain-Brand Attacks a Premium-Brand

When I was ten years old at a summer camp I was leading in the potato sack race. To check on my competitors I looked over my shoulder and suddenly tripped and fell. I came in last place. Even the slowest person, Marsh Mellow Matt beat me. It was humiliating. But in the end I gained a good learning experience.

When a bargain-brand product attacks your premium-brand space, is it still healthy to look over your shoulder? Will you trip over too?

In a robust economy it’s relatively easy to maintain profitable growth of a premium-brand product. Conversely, in today’s economy, the competitive forces are testing the best of us. We are entering a new paradigm of business and the days of conspicuous consumption are quickly receding. Since 2007 over 8 million jobs have been lost. We have chronic unemployment at 10%, or in reality its 17% when you add … Read More

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Car Rental Lowest Rates Vs. A Good Bargain

Many people approach Car Rental as a lowest-price-possible contest rather than to concentrate on the value of the deal they eventually would get, in terms of what type of car, what’s included (air conditioning, automatic gear shift etc’) as well as what type of service they are buying.

The thing is, Car Rental market is very competitive one and rates differences for comparable quality and service are relatively small, sometimes as small as $10 to $20. These minuet price differences are going to vanish in the wind when you consider the long lines and lost time at the cheapest renter counter, drop charges for remote destinations, late return fines, and gasoline inflated rates as well as other service charges you didn’t think about when you shopped for the “best deal”.

Don’t get us wrong, we don’t like to pay higher prices more than you do. We do recommend to shop … Read More

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