Shark Tank's Mark Cuban Comes To SHOPHQ!

Mark  Cuban, investor,entrepreneur , owner of the Dallas Mavericks, and most recently one of the 6 stars of ABC’s Shark Tank, has brought to SHQP one of the products that made it’s debut on the show.  This item first appeared in Europe, and later was redesigned by entrepreneur Mary Beth Lugo and brought to the attention of Mr. Cuban and the other sharks for investment.

The KaZAM® Children’s Balance Bike  with Adjustable and Handlebars replace the old bicycle with training wheels or more daunting method of teaching your child to ride a bike by running beside him/her on the bike and helping to balance.  Balance is the key to riding a bike successfully and the KaZAM® does this in short order creating instant fun and exercise  for your child minus the potential parental heart attack!  It’s  available at SHOPHQ for  $79.09 +SH $11.99  on 3 Valupays.  Comes in 4 great colors  of  Red, Blue, Green and Orange.  Ages  3 and up.  Buy now and save for the Holidays!

Weekend Sales

Easy Pay and ValuePays at home shopping networks.  QVC has 3 easy pays today and ShopNBC has 5 valuepays on everything this weekend.

Lane Bryant is down to its’ last gold dot sale items this week for flat price of $6.99 each.

Sears.  Has loads of racks of clearance clothes for $7.99 and less.

Shopko. Entering the store, you are greeted with racks & racks of sweaters and more 90% off!

Dillard’s.  Up to 75% off  Sales and Clearance!

Weekend Review: Which Is The Better Deal?

ShopNBC is offering 6 value pays on everything even clearance!  As MarkdownMom has written before this is one way to extend the initial hit of buying an expensive item with ø interest.  However, you must remember to account for these payments each month and to make it a great deal, be sure that you are getting a bargain. 

For instance,  a Cricut CakePersonal  Electric Cutter™ is selling for $409.98 with $12.99 sh making 6 value pays of $68.33.  WOW!  However, compare to the same item being offered at HSN for $399.95 with $17.22 sh and 4 payments of $99.98. 

Which Is The Better Deal? 

  •  HSN price is lower, but sh is more expensive.  Totally, you save only $5 over ShopNBC.
  •  If company is located in your state, you could pay sales tax.
  • HSN has bundled this machine with more software than ShopNBC.
  • HSN  offers a 3 year protection plan for $39.95, a must if you read the reviews.
  • ShopNBC has more stretched out the cost to 6 payments, than 4 payments at HSN making it easier on the budget.

So, as you see there are many factors that come into play when trying to get the best deal, as MarkdownMom says weigh everything when making any purchase so that you have no regrets later.


When Refurbished Equals Savings

Many products get returned to their manufacturer for various reasons, with electronics this may mean a serious problem or simply repackaging.  However, buying a refurbished item can calculate into real savings provided you’ve done your homework.

A refurbished product should be significantly lower in price than its’ new counterpart–a few dollars isn’t worth buying refurbushed.

“As Is” puts the buyer at greater risk.  Try to get the same warranty as a new item and be sure to read the warranty.

  • Check to see if all parts hincluded, missing parts can add up and spike the final price.
  • Check prices for new online to make sure that the stated retail and sale price are competitive.
  • Make sure that refurbished or reconditioned items are done by the manufacturer as quality controls will be followed by the factory.
  • Usually items are offered through a vendor, check their return policy also.  They should provide at least a 30 days unconditional return policy.
  • Buy a curreent model or item, not one that has been discontinued if possible.  If discontinued, especially with electronics make sure the savings are substantial and worth the risk.
  • Checksimilar new items by different manufacturers and compare prices with the refurbished price.

MarkdownMom found this Garmin Nuvi 255 3.5″GPS Navigator at ShopNBC at a  30% savings, reg. $139.99, refurbished price of $89.99 on 2 value pays of $45, 1 yr. mftr. limited warranty. 

Also, competitively priced at Sears, KMart, Radio Shack, and Amazon MarketPlace  (some with w/coupons).

MDM Says:  “Make sure that you leave no sign that you own a GPS system once you leave the vehicle unattended since these are favorite objects of thieves!”

Don’t Leave Home Without One!