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Carrick on money: The shop till you drop edition

A file photo of shoppers on Saint Catherine street in Montreal.

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The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.

The value sheriff busts Value Village
The Squawkfox blog does some sleuthing at Value Village stores and finds the prices are no great bargain in some cases.

Buying used saved me thousands
A blogger provides an inventory of 10 used items she bought on the cheap, including a car, a cashmere sweater and a breast pump.

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Don't be fooled at the outlet mall
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Your old computer's not done yet
Here's a list of companies that buy used electronics like computers, cell phones and cameras. We're basically talking about selling your used junk.

More money
Join the 17,000+ people who subscribe to my Facebook personal finance community for talk about investing, retirement, real estate, banking and other financial matters. I'm also on Twitter.

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Personal Finance Columnist

Rob Carrick has been writing about personal finance, business and economics for close to 20 years. He joined The Globe and Mail in late 1996 as an investment reporter and has been personal finance columnist since November 1998. Rob's personal finance columns appear in The Globe on Tuesday and Thursday, and his Portfolio Strategy column for investors appears on Saturday. More


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