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• Legitimate warehouse clubs such as Costco, Sam's Club or B.J.'s often can provide excellent savings on merchandise.

• In the legitimate clubs, you pay a membership fee of around $50 a year and the merchandise is right there on the shelves for you to purchase.

• Non-legitimate buying clubs are nothing but catalog distributors. They have a showroom, but that's just a front, because they don't actually have merchandise in inventory.

• Non-legitimate buying clubs charge an initiation fee typically of $900 to $1,500, plus an annual membership fee of $50 to $100.

• The rip-off clubs don't care if you ever buy anything from them, but they'll force you to pay the fees, to the point of suing you.

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4 Items To Always Buy Used

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Find The Best Prices Online

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Free Apps To Help You Find the Best Price

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Best Laundry Detergent For Your Money

If you're looking for the best laundry detergent for the money, look no further than the house brand at one of my favorite stores! The latest issue of Consumer Reports  gives "best buy" checkmarks to 2 detergents for front or high-efficiency (HE) top-loaders. Both show that it's entirely possible to ...

The best mattress for your money

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Costco membership at a discount

Everybody knows I love shopping at Costco Wholesale. And right now, I have a sizzling deal for you on a 1-year membership! LivingSocial.com is offering a Gold Star membership, plus a bonus cash card, coupons, and a ton of freebies thrown in that add up to $104 in value. But ...

Clark reveals secret pricing hacks at Costco, Sam's Club, And BJ's

Do you know how to spot the deals at the warehouse clubs? Just like I do, you too can save big bucks by waiting for these secret pricing signals and pouncing when you see them: At Sam's Club, look for anything that ends in a penny -- such as $19.91 ...

How much would you be willing to pay for Amazon Prime?

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Coupon guide

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Is your gift card going to be emptied before you even use it?

Gift cards sold off display racks at stores are becoming a hot target for scamsters around the country. Consumerist.com reports there are a number of scams going on where crooks have found a way to steal value from gift cards before they're sold. "Sometimes this means scratching off the area ...

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