Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Printers & Office Tools [Money-Saving Tips - 08/31/2005]

Printers and Office Tools
August 31st, 2005
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We're all about saving money this week, with tips on paying less for
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bargain pricing on the hottest office equipment.

* Your Business *
"Use Auctions to Save Money on Tech Gear":
EBay can be a great place to find a bargain, or a buyer. Here's how to

"Office Tips for the Rest of Us":
Heave that Microsoft Office how-to book. Our expert gives you 10 great

* Tips & Tricks *
"Reinvent Your PC":
Here's how to make any machine run faster, store a lot more data, and
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* Most Popular Office Gear *
Canon CanoScan 8400F Flatbed Scanner ($120-$160):

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