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Written by Money Saver Suzanne McCarroll DENVER (CBS4)- Savvy shoppers use tools to get the best deals on the electronics they want the most.

Monique Ferro told CBS4 Money Saver Suzanne McCarroll that she doesn’t go shopping without checking salescircular.com.

Ferro uses the website to peruse weekly sales. She has found cheap computers and appliances and believes she’s saved hundreds of dollars each time.

“We have purchased laptops, a microwave, a dishwasher all after finding the cheapest prices on the website,” said Ferro.

There is also an easy way to find a reasonably-priced cell phone. Look at the models that are three to four months old for the best price. Every time a new model is released the prices of current models tend to go down.

“You can get very new technology for a good price,” said Car Toys manager Sean Flanigan.

A recent study suggests only 11 percent of cell phone users know how to use all the aspects of our cell phone, which could mean the fanciest model on the market isn’t necessary.

Car Toys is offering one cent smart phones on Black Friday. They require signing a service contract with one of the phone providers.

Refurbished computers are an option for those who want a good computer with a warranty for a lot less money.

“For family members, you can pay $70 for a really nice computer that’s everything you need,” said Action Computers spokesman Daniel Kelley.

Kelley said most people only use a computer for word processing, checking email and surfing the Internet.

“A lot of people overbuy a computer. It’s like we buy a Ferrari to buy groceries and go home again,” said Kelley.

Mark Hope owns two computer stores in the Denver metro area. He offers extended warranties but doesn’t recommend buying them.

“A lot of electronics don’t have moving parts. If you have a warranty for a year it will stay good. It will be more likely to break down five or six years down the road,” said Hope.

That’s usually after the warranty has expired.

The bad news is electronics are expensive. The good news is there are ways to make them affordable.

RELATED LINK: salescircular.com

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