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Quidco.com and the cheapest non-cashback phone I’ve ever seen

Posted by Martin on October 27, 2006

I’m not on commission – I just enjoy this stuff. Here’s a little deal that will end you up with a new phone, 300 xnet minutes a month, and 1000 texts (doubled for the first six months). In effect, you pay just under £10 a month for this, for the 18 months of the contract, and there’s none of this silly filling out cashback forms on the correct date rubbish (don’t get me started on THAT).

Step 1 – go to www.quidco.com and sign up for an account. Don’t worry – it’s free to join. Quidco is a brilliant web cashback co-operative, which for a £5 a year admin fee, passes on referral money it earns by sending you to other websites, directly back to you.

Step 2 – using their directory of services, click on the link for three.co.uk. It’s the 3 network shop. You must visit it through clicking this link, and complete your transaction in the same visit for this to work.

Step 3 – Click the ‘buy now’ button at the top of the page, and go into the shop proper. One of the big pics in the middle of page shoud offer you this deal – it’s for a refurbished Nokia 6280r (plum). Sign up, making sure it’s offering you 18 months half price, not just six, and hey presto. I’ve done it, and it’s a fantastic deal.

Step 4 – In a couple of months, Quidco will pay £95 into your account – meaning that in effect, your discount has taken you down to below £10 a month. Show me the money!

Yee-hah – take that, The Man!

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The future of banking

Posted by Martin on October 26, 2006

If you’re interested in this sort of thing… apparently sites like this are the future:

http://www.zopa.com/ZopaWeb/

You’re the bank – or someone else is. You lend and borrow to other people over the internet, and somehow, everyone gets market-beating rates. I know it sounds shady – but I have a friend who’s a banker, so he would know…

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