Podcast 1339 Oct. 5, 2013: The Gadget Guy: No Contract Cellphones and Moving from Win XP to Win 8

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Rick Broida

Rick Broida is one of favorite experts and a serious gadget junkie.  Better yet, Rick specializes in finding the absolute best price for those gadgets because he IS the Cheapskate.  This show is focused around two topics near and dear to Rick’s hearts.  Listen carefully for wise comments and great tips.

Show Notes:

Cell Phone Deals

Rick really wants to talk about the new batch of low-cost, no-contract smartphones from FreedomPop, Republic Wireless, and Virgin Mobile. And a good companion topic: my two-year contract just ended, now what?

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The Cheapskate’s Deal of the Day: Walmart Selling 8″ Android Tablet for $129.99

Hour 2:   XP is Going; What Computer Should You Buy?

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Gary Baker, Cal Carson, Shane Hamelin, Foster Braun

Lots of people are going to be forced to switch from XP.  Given the cost of Win 8.1 ($119)  what do  you recommend for folks facing making the big jump? Buy a Win 7 OS?  Buy a new laptop with Win 7  Buy a new computer with Win 8?  Move to Mac?  Wait for Chromebooks around Christmas? Rick Broida leads a special hour-long discussion on the subject.

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