Need a new laptop? Getting low on file folders, pens, paper clips or pads, etc? If the answer is yes, now is the perfect time to buy. Stores big and small are revving up their back to school ads and promotions, offering tons of money-saving items to tempt students into their stores. And riding those kids’ T-shirt tails, we can save along with them, whether we’re shopping for offices at home or at spiffy corporate addresses.
And not only are office supplies and equipment at their cheapest now, but sharp competition insures that product selections are also at their most appealing. A few years ago at Staples I was visually charmed into buying some miniature, pastel colored, transparent calculators on key chains. Finally, I thought, a calculator small enough to carry everywhere. Except later I kept forgetting I was actually carrying one. The Result? The Tinkerbell batteries wore out before I could get much use from the wee contraptions.[Read more…]