According to Dictionary.com, the definition of Cheap includes – an adjective that means:
1. Costing very little; relatively low in price; inexpensive.
2. Costing little labor or trouble.
3. Charging low prices.
4. At a low price; at small cost.
Then there’s the idiom, On the cheap, defined as – inexpensively; economically.
Hmmm – On the cheap. Wouldn’t you just love it if everything could be purchased On the cheap? If everything cost very little, and sold at low prices? If quality services charged low prices? What if there was a way to find more items and services On the cheap? A way to find the cheapest, best product? There is, and it’s name is Cheapism.
What is Cheapism?
Cheapism is a website that provides consumers (also known as cheapists) the inside scoop on a wide variety of goods and services. Cheapism researches, then recommends those items that meet Cheapism requirements and are thus considered “Cheapism-worthy.” Cheapism also informs cheapists why these goods and services are Cheapism recommended and where to purchase them on the cheap.
Cheapism’s objective – to search far and wide, high and low, for products, services, resources, money saving tips, and whatever else they find, to help a cheapist save money. Why pay for more when there might be an equivalent or better product for less?
What is a Cheapist?
More accurately, “who” is a Cheapist? A cheapist is anyone who follows the Cheapism philosophy of paying less for quality goods and services, of paying only for those features that bring the most value. In other words, a cheapist is someone who routinely practices Cheapism. Being a cheapist equates to saving money on the stuff you buy. Are you a cheapist? I think I am.
How does Cheapism decide which products are Cheapism-worthy?
Cheapism develops its recommendations after completing thorough product analyses that include the following:
- Identifying the lowest priced products in each Cheapism category.
- Researching the “must have” features of products that might be included in a category.
- Selecting products that have these “must have” features.
- Eliminating products that include more pricey, unnecessary features.
- Reading reviews about each product’s performance and quality.
- Summarizing all these details into recommended products and where to buy them.
The end result – a comprehensive list of products or services within each category that represent the “best match” of value added features for the price. Pretty much all the detail you might need to take advantage of whatever it is that Cheapism recommends.
What products and services are recommended on the cheap?
It’s a pretty broad list. Cheapism provides product and service recommendations in each of the following categories:
- Computers and Internet
- Home and Garden
- Fitness and Sports
- Health and Beauty
There are just too many specific items to list in each category! And what kind of information might one find for a specific product or service? Here’s an example of the details you might find on a Cheapism product recommendation. Cheapism not only provides their top picks, but also tells you how they came upon that consensus.
Cheapism even provides Local Recommendations for “Cheapism-worthy” restaurants in many major metropolitan areas. Details include restaurant location and website, as well as the reason Cheapism has included that restaurant. Here’s just one example of the details you can find at Cheapism Local:
Get Social with Cheapism!
Are you ready to take on the “I am a cheapist” challenge? If so, then get going and check out the Cheapism website. It’s free – another cheapist’s two thumbs up for that!
What do you think? Do you use Cheapism to find the right products and services for better pricing? Do you consider yourself a cheapist? Let me know in the Comments section below.
Cheapism – Helping frugal and thrifty consumers find the best cheap products out there.
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