Posts by Victor Paul Alvarez

  • The selfie stick : What is it and where can you get one?

    Victor Paul Alvarez at Yahoo Shopping 2 days ago

    Yahoo Shopping has teamed up with Faveable.com to bring you the best selfie stick and daily deals on the planet. You know Yahoo Shopping has been and always will be here for your bargain hunting needs. But did you know that Faveable “curates the manliest products and resources on the web all in one place"?

    As their site explains: “In a world where being a man’s man seems to be a modern-day faux pas, you need a site that understands you. Soccer moms and girl scouts are great and all, but they’ve got their online platforms and fanclubs. Faveable is for you.”

    Of course, selfie sticks aren't just for dudes.

    The product was listed in Time magazine's 25 best inventions of 2014.

    The iStabilizer Monopod Smarthphone Selfie Stick is made of airplane grade aluminum, includes a removable tripod adapter and extends to over three feet. This stick will also work with a standard point-and-shoot camera, if you still have one.

     

    If you have an iPhone or are just looking for the best Apple daily deals on everything -- visit Faveable.

     

     

     

  • Could you identify these fake products purchased on eBay?

    Victor Paul Alvarez at Yahoo Shopping 17 days ago

    The Counterfeit Report has again targeted eBay as fertile ground for the $1.7 trillion global criminal enterprise of selling counterfeit merchandise.

    Many Americans believe counterfeiting – like human trafficking – is only a problem overseas. Not so, says The Counterfeit Report.

    “The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) launched an inquiry when China’s government accused e-commerce giant Alibaba of selling fake goods, bribery, and other illegal activity. But, one doesn’t need to look overseas to see counterfeit product distribution, it’s right here at home in the USA.”

    The self-proclaimed watchdog and consumer education website reportedly purchased hundreds of name brand counterfeit products including OTC drugs, sporting goods, auto parts, children’s toys and electronics from eBay sellers.

    “The test purchases have yet to produce an authentic brand name product,” according to the site.

    It’s not that eBay is without a buyers protection policy.

  • The best deals in April 2015

    Victor Paul Alvarez at Yahoo Shopping 23 days ago

    If your spring cleaning routine involves donating old things so you can replace them with new things, this is the article for you. Yahoo Shopping has teamed up with the deal experts at Ben’s Bargains to bring you some of the best shopping deals you will find in April. We’ve covered everything from tech gadgets to espresso machines, but we can’t do the shopping for you. So, if you’re in the mood for great products at a great price, act now. These deals, like the lingering snow on the ground, won’t last forever.  

    RCA 55" Class 1080p 120Hz Rear Lit LED Full HDTV

    Current starting price:  $480 ($320 off original price)

    Just how big does your HDTV have to be? It typically depends on the size of the room in which it is viewed and the desire of the consumer to spend a lot for a big screen. However, many folks agree that 55” is all the TV most of us will ever need. So you can be comfortable knowing there will be no buyer’s remorse with this beautiful 1080p set from RCA at a fantastic price.

     

     

    Current starting price: $229 (Over $100 off)

     

     

     

     

     

  • Best tech deals in March 2015

    Victor Paul Alvarez at Yahoo Shopping 1 mth ago

    Some of the technology items on our March list can be considered necessities. Most of us need a computer and a printer and a case for our phone. But for the frugal consumer who wants a treat, we have gathered a variety of cool tech deals that you may not need, but you’ll definitely want. Yahoo Shopping teamed up yet again with one of our favorite deals partners at Faveable.com to curate this list.

    Step up your gaming with the Alienware Alpha Core i7 PC Gaming Console, or take the the sky with the 'Code Black' HD-Camera Drone. You’ll never regret treating yourself if it’s a good deal. These are some of the best deals for March.

    1. Acer Aspire Switch 11 Core i3 1080p 2-in-1 Touch Laptop with 128GB SSD

    Was $649 | Now $449

    Headphones are a dime a dozen. Not these. These professional studio headphones are good for anything, but truly excel at classical music.

     

    Was $249.99 | Now $188.99 with coupon code - PLCHPXN0WWT60Q

     

    Was $449.99 | Now $339.99

     

    Was $349 | Now $299

     

  • 2015 is the year of the iPad deal

    Victor Paul Alvarez at Yahoo Shopping 2 mths ago

    Cupertino haters may not like to admit it, but Apple killed it during the holiday quarter. According to Dealnews.com , it was an earnings quarter for the record books.

    “Despite strong competition from its rivals, the Cupertino-based giant managed to grow its iPhone unit sales to an all-time high of 74.5 million. Mac sales also increased 14% to reach 5.5 million units.”

    If there’s a weak spot in Apple’s otherwise excellent earnings report, it was the iPad . Sales of Apple's tablet dropped from 26.04 million units in Q1 of 2014 to 21.4 million units in Q1 2015 (according to the fiscal calendar). The drop came despite Apple’s efforts to create demand with its new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 .

    “But Apple's weak spot is a blessing in disguise for consumers, because as our deal data shows, iPad discounts have never been better. As such, we're predicting that 2015 will be the year of the iPad deal,” says Dealnews.

    Things are tough all over for the tablet market

    It seems he was onto something.

    An Explosion of iPad Deals

  • Top 10 tailgating accessories for game-day

    Victor Paul Alvarez at Yahoo Shopping 4 mths ago

     

    Bumper stickers, license plate holders, mud flaps, and mini flags are some of the swag available for your car with your favorite team’s logo, and you don’t even have to be tailgating to use them.

    Search for your favorite sports team's car accessories on Yahoo.

     

    Team Flags are up 22% in daily searches just this last month. Nothing says you’re a true fan like a giant flag emblazoned with your team’s logo planted in the middle of your tailgate territory.

    Search for team flags on Yahoo.

     

    A lot has changed since Dad used to listen to pre-game highlights on a transistor radio. Now, DirecTV offers a tailgater kit that allows you to take your dish – and all the content it can harness – with you.

     

     

     

  • Top 10 most searched Man Cave ideas

    Victor Paul Alvarez at Yahoo Shopping 4 mths ago

    The finest Man Caves are not built in a day. You need to claim the space, establish a theme, and plan your purchases properly. For most guys, it’s all about the big TV. A huge flat screen and a bowl of pretzels is enough for some guys to call it a day. But don’t call it a Man Cave. A Man Cave – despite its negative connotation in some circles – should say as much about the man as possible. Sports Guy? Movie Fan? Gamer? Gambler?

    By looking at the sheer number of Man Cave queries in 2014 in Yahoo Search, we’ve come up with the 10 most popular Man Cave items available just in time for everything from real football to Madden. Here’s our countdown of the most searched Man Cave items on Yahoo Search.

    Yahoo Search saw a 21% increase in daily searches as Americans geared up for football season a few months back.

    Fans with sports-themed man caves are looking for signed jerseys, game balls and iconic photographs or posters from historic games. If you’ve ever seen the sports church in which Bill Simmons interviews guests on, you get the picture.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • What NOT to buy on Black Friday

    Victor Paul Alvarez at Yahoo Shopping 4 mths ago

    If you’re already determined to go out on Black Friday, there’s nothing we can do to stop you. We told you about the best in-store and online deals were here.   And now we have a list of things you shouldn’t buy. Oh, and don’t forget the   celery.

    Retailers want you to open those wallets wider this holiday season, so they strategically design their stores so you'll spend more. See the tricks retailers use in this video on Yahoo Screen below:

  • The best Black Friday deals you can get in stores and on the web

    Victor Paul Alvarez at Yahoo Shopping 4 mths ago

    If you’re brave (or crazy) enough to shop on Black Friday, we’ve got some fantastic deals for you. Yahoo Shopping has teamed up with the deal experts at Ben’s Bargains to provide savvy shoppers with the tools they need to make the most of the craziest shopping day of the year.

    This list is focused on televisions, gadgets, toys and tools. If you're anticipating Cyber Monday's online top tech deals, stay tuned to Yahoo Shopping for a great list of electronic must-haves from our tech wizard Marc Saltzman. In the meantime, read on to see the list of our favorite items that will be on sale Black Friday. 

    Best Pick for a HDTV over 47”

    In-store deal: Vizio 50” 1080p LED HDTV from Sam’s Club – $398. You’ll save $201.99 if you snag this deal, which starts at 7 a.m.

     

    Best Pick for a HDTV between 32” and 47”

  • Hot toys for the 2014 holiday season

    Victor Paul Alvarez at Yahoo Shopping 5 mths ago

    This year’s hottest holiday toys can be easily quantified with a quick Internet search and a little retail knowledge. Retailers, especially, are quick to create such lists because they’ve bought a ton of the items on it and want to make sure you buy them.

    Toys "R" Us has a hot toys list, so does Amazon, and Target even has a countdown to Christmas clock to accompany their list. These lists are stocked with popular brands, such as Disney, Lego and Hot Wheels.

    If you’re reading this, however, you probably already know what’s on the wish lists for the kids in your life. But if you’re still looking for ideas, we found a cool list from Zulily– a shopping site that promises “Something special every day.”

    #1. For the Budding Artist – Colored Smencils Set :

    Recommended for ages 3+. Prices range from $8 for a 5-pack set up to a 40-pack set for $68.

     

    Recommended for ages 6+.