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Nov. 22, 2014 Happy Thanksgiving: Holiday Shopping Preview

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Black Friday Weekend

 

Show Notes:

Hour 1

Is Black Friday Such a Good Deal?…and other holiday shopping issues

Rick BestRick Broida is not only our official “Cheapskate” but he is also our monthly guide to all the goodies and gadgets he gets to review.  Rick is a widely published commentator from HowTo.com to Time to CNet to Savings.com and a few other stops inbetween. You’re going to want to pay close attention and catch the tips, tricks and bargains that he has to point out at this gift giving time of year.

 

Online Shopping

We realize that some of you will get to our website after the much hyped Black Friday but know that you will pick up some great holiday shopping tips from Rick if electronics are in your sights.  Be sure to share this podcast with your friends and family and save, save, save!

 

MiTechNews Headlines

Mike Brennan

Mike Brennan, Editor and Host of MiTechNews

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 Hour 2

Answering Listener Questions

Gary Baker, Ed Rudel, Foster Braun

Gary Baker, Ed Rudel, Foster Braun

MacGroup Detroit

 


 

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These local computer shops have been recommended by you the listeners for good, honest service and reasonable costs.  Let us know your favorite local computer shop so we can share it with your neighbors and friends.

 


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