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The Cheapskate Show is your weekly guide to scoring deals and saving money. Hosts Rick Broida and Dave Johnson will bring you exclusive discounts on cool gear, compare well-known products with ultra-affordable alternatives, teach you the secrets of saving money on just about everything, and answer listener questions!

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    • Technology
    • 4.5 • 33 Ratings

The Cheapskate Show is your weekly guide to scoring deals and saving money. Hosts Rick Broida and Dave Johnson will bring you exclusive discounts on cool gear, compare well-known products with ultra-affordable alternatives, teach you the secrets of saving money on just about everything, and answer listener questions!

    The Cheapskate Hall of Fame!

    The Cheapskate Hall of Fame!

    Hello Cheapskates! Here is the Cheapskate Hall of Fame article for your reading pleasure;
    https://www.cnet.com/news/the-cheapskate-hall-of-fame-best-cheap-products-of-all-time/
    And here is a link to a deal for one of the Fairywill electric toothbrushes we discussed as well:
    https://www.cnet.com/health/brush-for-a-full-year-with-this-ada-approved-electric-toothbrush-for-16/
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    • 42 min
    Tile Trackers: The best cheap gadget you don't own

    Tile Trackers: The best cheap gadget you don't own

    Links to topics in this episode:
    ColdSnap ice cream maker: https://www.cnet.com/news/coldsnap-ice-cream-maker-pod-technology-ces-2021-keurig-of-ice-cream-product-we-all-need/
    Samsung Galaxy S21: https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-galaxy-s21-is-more-like-the-iphone-12-in-some-of-the-worst-ways-no-charger-no-expandable-storage/
    Tile trackers: https://www.amazon.com/stores/page/A8695665-20D1-4CF6-97C4-4B20A96E8F3D?tag=cnet-buy-button-20
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    • 31 min
    Cheap ways to make your TV viewing experience better

    Cheap ways to make your TV viewing experience better

    Hi Cheapskates, Here's a reminder that we have a new email address: cheapskateshow@redventures.com. Please send us your questions, tips and comments.
    We also have a small surprise in at the end of this week's show: Some bloopers. Should we keep including them after the sign-off? Let us know with an email so we know if you're enjoying them or not.
    Here are the links to stuff we mentioned in this week's episode:
    Amazfit Bip U Pro: https://www.cnet.com/news/the-amazfit-bip-u-pro-smartwatch-for-70-is-pretty-amazing/
    CNET’s best soundbars for 2021: https://www.cnet.com/news/best-soundbar/
    Sideclick: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Sideclick&ref=bl_dp_s_web_0&tag=cnet-buy-button-20
    Couch arm tray tables: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=couch+arm+tray+table&ref=nb_sb_noss_2&tag=cnet-buy-button-20
    Solving the dreaded soap-opera effect: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/soap-opera-effect-tom-cruise-wants-you-to-turn-it-off-heres-how/
    Epic Games freebies: https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/free-games
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    • 30 min
    Squeeze more life out of your old phones, laptops and tablets

    Squeeze more life out of your old phones, laptops and tablets

    Happy New Year, Cheapskates!
    Here are the links to the articles and products we talked about in this episode:
    Wyze headphones: https://www.cnet.com/news/wyze-headphones-hands-on-sweet-features-and-impressive-anc-for-just-50/
    Turn an old laptop into a Chromebook: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-turn-your-old-slow-laptop-into-an-awesome-chromebook-for-your-kids/
    Stadia: https://stadia.google.com
    CloudReady: https://www.neverware.com/freedownload#intro-text
    Repurpose an old iPhone: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/dont-sell-or-trade-in-your-old-iphone-just-yet-8-ways-to-give-it-new-life-at-home/
    TextPlus: https://www.cnet.com/news/textnow-just-unveiled-unlimited-free-calling-and-texting-but-data-is-an-optional-extra/
    Repurpose an old Android phone: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/9-ingenious-ways-to-give-your-old-android-phone-new-life/
    Repurpose an old iPad: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/6-new-uses-for-your-old-ipad/
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    • 33 min
    Apple AirPods Max are DEFINITELY not worth the money

    Apple AirPods Max are DEFINITELY not worth the money

    It's our last episode before the holidays, so we'll see you again on January 4. But before then, we talked about why the AirPods Max aren't worth it, and a slew of other things. Here are the links that go with this episode:

    Cheap(ish) last-minute gifts:
    https://establishedtitles.com/ 
    https://starregister.org/

    Best noise-cancelling headphones under $100:
    https://www.cnet.com/news/best-noise-canceling-headphones-under-100-for-2020/
    Best over-the-ear headphones:
    https://www.cnet.com/news/best-over-ear-headphones-of-2020-bose-sony-and-more/
    Rick tried refurbished Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones, here's what happened:
    https://www.cnet.com/news/i-tried-refurbished-sony-wh-1000xm4-headphones-for-218-heres-what-happened/ 

    Cheap Festivus poles:
    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=festivus+pole&ref=nb_sb_noss_2
    https://shop.wagnercompanies.com/festivus-poles

    The Match.com commercial with Satan:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmb5ENInqVk
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    • 33 min
    Cheap laptops: How to never spend more than $500 on a laptop

    Cheap laptops: How to never spend more than $500 on a laptop

    Here are a few additional resources to help you make smart choices on cheap laptops:
    https://www.cnet.com/news/best-laptop-under-500-of-2020-from-hp-lenovo-acer-and-more/
    https://www.cnet.com/news/best-cheap-gaming-laptop-under-1000-for-2020/
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Needs fix soon pls ,

Hiatus? Oh no!

I will check out your RADCTU podcast. But I’m so sad to hear this podcast is on hiatus! I love this podcast. You have influenced many great buys! Come back soon! Karen

jazzy9230 ,

Technology focused

Glad to hear about how to save on technology, but I’m looking for ways to save money on items purchased regularly/weekly like groceries, utilities, toiletries. I haven’t bought a new phone or Apple Watch in years so not the most useful podcast for me. A REAL cheapskate isn’t buying the pricey tech they’re discussing.

Llallall ,

Practical and jokes

I really like the show. The guys are pretty funny except every once in a while they get a little mean. But I guess you can’t help that with humor. Not too edgy please! I find that advice and suggestions useful even though it is a little bit repetitive with the Cheapskate email newsletters, the podcast gives more in depth information on the products and services discussed. PS Heath bars are delicious. Really delicious.Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it.

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