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Thanks a lot! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0>

I'd like to thank the person who posted this. It is very informative and helpful to us newcomers. So thank you!!!!!!!

redleather said: [Q]I'd like to thank the person who posted this. It is very informative and helpful to us newcomers. So thank you!!!!!!!
I agree it has helped me out very much

<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0> Just a test post.

Anyone know how you can search the archived deals?

I see MFC being used a lot on here... what does it mean, I don't see it on list. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border=0>

Hi Gfgray here is one that is long over due for your list.

AG = Attorney General

itedinfw said: [Q]I see MFC being used a lot on here... what does it mean, I don't see it on list. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border=0>As in
Warm? Brother MFC-5440CN around $40 AR/AC/APM at Staples. Today only. 2 days old

Brother MFC-6800 laser AIO machine refurbished-Staples tuesday $85AR/AC/Discover 19

Brother MFC-4420c All-In-One for $29.64 AR/AC at Staples B&M

Brother MFC-210 color flatbed all-in-one for $88.99 AR/PM + 20 GC at Staples 4 493

Brother MFC4420C Staples B&M FREE YMMV or $20 AC/AR 59

Warm - Brother MFC-40cn $127 OD All-in-One Printer, Scanner, Copier, Fax, Media Card Reader, Document Feeder, Network support

Brother MFC-4800 AIO make $3.50 or more Staples -HOT- YMMV

Seeing it repeated leads me to believe MFC is used by Brother before the item model number.

[Q]Misslovanu said later: Multi Funciton Center...

Looking good!

WillysEmptyWallet said: [Q]Seeing it repeated leads me to believe MFC is used by Brother before the item model number.
I agree, but MFC could also mean "manufacturer's coupon", depending on the context.

Would like to thank you for the very informative and helpful information <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border=0>

jayK said: [Q]WillysEmptyWallet said: [Q]Seeing it repeated leads me to believe MFC is used by Brother before the item model number.
I agree, but MFC could also mean "manufacturer's coupon", depending on the context.

Multi Funciton Center...

New and thinking about posting? Click HERE first!

That is one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time! Awesome! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0> Good work, WillysEmptyWallet!

WillysEmptyWallet said: [Q]New and thinking about posting? Click HERE first!

i've seen that before. yea it's hilarious. that site has a lot more funny videos and stuff. go check em out.

do i have to order on line to get the CashBack
or can it also be in store purchases
thanks

Great list, have refered to it several times. Tried to read all replies and have something to add (sorry in advance if I missed it): HTH = hope that helps.

cobra29000 said: [Q]do i have to order on line to get the CashBack
or can it also be in store purchases
thanks
yes online only.

After scrolling through the majority of pages on this thread and using the search function, I still can't seem to find TOS and what it means. (Perhaps I overlooked it while scrolling) Anyone?

canbcskier said: [Q]After scrolling through the majority of pages on this thread and using the search function, I still can't seem to find TOS and what it means. (Perhaps I overlooked it while scrolling) Anyone?GOOGLE: define: TOS

Thanks - making me work for it eh?

I tried that and saw there were multiple definitions which is why I posted. I think I figured it out.

TOS

Terms Of Service. A stated list of the terms that must be agreed on by a user of a particular service; the terms under which a service provider provides a particular service.

FW's TOS

i use firefox 1.0
a few days ago a weird thing started happening
i cant click on any of the links on fatwallet threads
i can click on them but they never work
how can i solve this?
thanks

oops

melikefree, your question would be better suited to the computers or off-topic forum. If clearing your cache and your cookies doesn't solve your problem, try posting over there.

I will try to keep this compilation on the last page of the thread. Thanks to all who contributed.

Any acronyms not listed here can be found at AcronymFinder.com.

AC - After coupon (see below)
AFAIK - As far as I know
AFWCB - After FatWallet Cash Back
AG - Attorney General
AMEX - American Express
AP - After price match
AR - After rebate
AT - Anandtech.com (hot deal site)
B&M – Brick and mortar store (A physical retail store as opposed to an online merchant)
B1G1 or BOGO – Buy one get one free
BB – Best Buy
BF - Black Friday (friday after Thanksgiving. Sales on BF show if stores will profit on the year (run in the black))
BT - Balance transfer
BTW - By the way
Bump - Replying to a thread to move it to the top of a forum to make it more prominent
BVG - Best Value Guarantee (see below)
CC – Circuit City
CC – Credit card
CMC - Cellular mobile carrier
CPN - Coupon (see below)
CSR - Customer service representative
CT0 - Configure to order
CUSA - CompUSA
CYM - Check your mail
DD - Deal discussion
DD - Dumpster diving - rummaging through clearance products
DOTY - Deal of the year
DOTD - Deal of the Day, usually referring to Buy.com pricing specials
DMCA - Digital Millenium Copyright Act
EE - gov't bond issued at 1/2 of face value (Patriot bond)
FAR - Free after rebate
FADD - Free after dumpster diving
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
FBB - Farm Bureau Bank
FSOT - For sale or trade
FW - FatWallet
FWCB - FatWallet Cash Back
FWIW - For what it's worth
GC – Gift certificate
GDA – Good deal at
HD - Hot deal
HSN – Home Shopping Network
HTH - Hope this helps
IIRC - If I recall correctly
IMHO - In my honest/humble opinion
IMO - In my opinion
IR - Instant rebate
ISO - In search of, or type of CD-Rom image file
LMAO - Laughing my a** off
LMK - Let me know
LOL - Laugh out loud
LPG - Lowest price guarantee, PM program available on some Chase CCs
MC - MyCoupons.com (Forums)
MFC - multifunction center
MFG - Manufacturer
MFR - Manufacturer
MIR – Mail in rebate
MM - Money market
MSN - Microsoft Network
noob, noobie - a new user/member (usually used in a demeaning way)
NZR - No zero reply (a reply to a thread for the sake of having at least 1 reply)
OD – Office Depot
OEM - Original equipment manufacturer
OM – Office Max
OOS - Out of stock
OP - Original poster (author of thread)
OT - Off topic
OTD - Out the door
PLMK - Please let me know
PM – Price match (see below)
PM - Private message
RAOK – Random act of kindness
RMA - Return merchandise authorization
ROFL - Rolling on floor laughing
ROTFLMAO - Rolling on the floor laughing my a__ off
SASE - Self addressed stamped envelope
SB - Savings bond
SB - Small business
SKU - Unique product ID number assigned by the retailer
SPAM - Unwanted commercial e-mail advertisements, usually unsolicited Your legistlators can stop SPAM!
S/H – Shipping and handling
TIA - Thanks in advance
TLA - Three letter acronym
TOS - Terms of service
TRU – Toys R Us
TTT - To the top (moves a thread higher on the forum so all can see)
TY - Thank you
TWLA - The world loves acronyms
UCE - Unsolicited commercial e-mail Your legistlators can stop SPAM!
UPC - Universal product code (unique product ID assigned by MFR)
UPS - United Parcel Service
USPS - United States Postal Service
YAFTS - Yet another free T-shirt
YGM - You've got mail
YGPM - You've got a private message
YHPM- You have a private message (related to forums)
YMMV - Your mileage may vary
ZZF - ZipZoomFly.com

Forum Guidelines
  • Prior to posting, please use the search feature to see if your contribution has already been posted.
  • Deal requests belong in the Deal Discussion category.
  • Hot deals that are worth less than $10 and are absolutely free belong in the Free Stuff category.
  • Self-promotion, referral links, and auctions are not allowed. If you would like to advertise on FatWallet, please contact info@fatwallet.com. To remove the opportunity for abuse, we will not allow links to competing websites in a user's signature. However, we do not restrict users from stating where they found information in their message.
  • Treat other forum members with respect. Please don’t flame others. We are all here for the same purpose - to find hot deals and to share the deals we find.
  • Please refrain from using vulgar and/or explicit language.
  • Never call a store to see if a price is correct, if a deal will work, or if a rebate will go through. Many deals involve taking advantage of a mispricing or a loophole in store policy. Thousands of phone calls will throw up red flags at the retailer and kill the deal.<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-mad.gif" border=0> Post your question on Fatwallet and let an experienced member answer. There is risk involved in many deals.
  • If you are not a child (mentally), ignore this one. Don't post for the sake of increasing your post count such as posts like "In bfore the lock". People can tell how intelligent/mature you are by your words irrespective of how many posts you have made. (misspelling intentional)
  • If you find that a post violates forum guidelines, please use the moderator alert button to bring it to the attention of forum moderators. No need to make a useless post to a thread that will be locked or moved anyway.

    I think I found a hot deal and want to post it.
  • Search the fatwallet forums to see if it has been posted already!
  • Include store name/location, product, price, and conditions (coupon, price match, subscribe for a year, etc.) in the title so people can quickly determine if your deal fits their profile.
  • To get an idea of how "hot" your deal is, compare your price to Pricewatch.com or eBay. You don't have to beat the Pricewatch price by very much because usually products from those companies are not retail and have very limited warranties.
  • Don't put POLL in the title unless you are taking a POLL. Don't take a poll in the Hot Deals forum.
  • Post in the correct category ex. "Hot Deals", "Online Auctions", "Deal Discussion"
  • The following types of posts do not belong in the Hot Deals category: "Check your email for a coupon", "Weekly ad for company x is out"
  • Please click submit only once. If you get an error, check to see if it posted anyway.
  • Read the forum guidelines.

    How does a thread get marked Hot/Dead/Locked?
    A thread is marked "Hot" depending on how many views it gets in a certain period of time, "Dead" when enough FW members flag the deal as dead, and "Locked" when a forum moderator decides that the thread doesn't conform to forum guidelines.

    Thread rating system
    The thread rating system is a work in progress. Only some users have been selected to rate messages.

    Other forum-related how-to, how many posts does it take, and configuration questions?
    This information can be found in the help menu on the forum menu bar.

    Price Match (PM)
    Some retailers will let you buy an item at the (lower) price that a competitor is charging. Exact policies vary by store. Many stores or sales reps don't follow the policies to the letter, which could be an advantage or a disadvantage to the customer. Since the implementation of PM policies are inconsistent, all deals involving a pricematch are your mileage may vary (YMMV).

    For details on PMing at Staples, see the Official St@ples Pricematch Thread

    Staples PM policy
    Circuit City PM policy
    Best Buy PM policy

    Best Value Guarantee (BVG)
    American Express's price matching program available on some AMEX cards. Buy an item with your card and if you see it advertised in print for less within 60 days, AMEX will refund you the difference. For more details, search the forums for BVG. You should read through a deal involving BVG before asking questions.

    AmericanExpress BVG policy
    List of @MEX cards with BVG

    Coupons / Coupon Codes
    Most coupons can be found at The Official "Official Thread" Thread
    One-time-use cpn codes including Dell SB coupon codes are found in the One Time Use Coupons forum.
    If you wish to buy or sell a one-time-use cpn code, go to One Time Use Codes For Sale Or Trade.

    Of course, the best way to get coupon codes is to open a business account(s) at a retailer who e-mails or mails out coupons and hope that one is sent to you. You will probably want to use/create an e-mail account specifically for SPAM for this purpose.

    What is a repost?
    If a deal is posted by a member, and another member posts the SAME deal, at the same (or extremely similar) price, from the same store, then it's a repost. The use of coupons, PMs, etc. doesn't make a "new" deal - those should be posted in the OP of the original thread.

    If a deal is posted by a member, and another member posts a deal (or list) for the SAME item, but from DIFFERENT sources, it is not a repost of the deal. If the OP of the first thread EDITS their thread to include the information from the SECOND thread, then the FIRST thread is now a REPOST of the second thread, no matter what the time stamp on it is.

    If people discuss buying the item at a different store than the OP lists, that sometimes qualifies for a new thread UNLESS the OP has *already* updated the thread with the info (in which case any new thread would be a repost.)

    "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
    - Benjamin Franklin, 1759

  • As always great post Gfgray!

    WillysEmptyWallet said: [Q]As always great post Gfgray!
    i 2nd that

    Has something changed with the post rating system? Traditionally it seems most posts were rated "neutral" except for the smoking deals which had the good rating and thus the long green bar. Now it seems that most or all deals are being rated good, and it's just a matter of degree as to how good it is.

    Has something changed in the system, or are there just an unusual amount of smoking deals (I suspect it's not the latter). It just seems more difficult to tell the really good deals if a super-hot deal has a bar 2mm longer than the warm deals.

    NCHokie said: [Q]Has something changed with the post rating system? Traditionally it seems most posts were rated "neutral" except for the smoking deals which had the good rating and thus the long green bar. Now it seems that most or all deals are being rated good, and it's just a matter of degree as to how good it is.

    Has something changed in the system, or are there just an unusual amount of smoking deals (I suspect it's not the latter). It just seems more difficult to tell the really good deals if a super-hot deal has a bar 2mm longer than the warm deals.Have you checked how you sort your topics? Usually the high rated topics have a lot of discussion. This causes them to be "bumped" and noticed more than others. You might have changed your filter settings to new messages or best messages. Just a guess.

    How are the members rank (or whatever you call it). I mean like "new, etc etc, senior"
    Don't seem to find that in the FAQ?
    Just curious

    gfgray said: [Q]I will try to keep this compilation on the last page of the thread. Thanks to all who contributed.

    What is a repost?
    If a deal is posted by a member, and another member posts the SAME deal, at the same (or extremely similar) price, from the same store, then it's a repost. The use of coupons, PMs, etc. doesn't make a "new" deal - those should be posted in the OP of the original thread.I have a question and I apologize in advance if this has been covered but searching on "PM" within print topic of this thread just is not getting it done.

    Where should info about a price match (PM) or BVG be posted that occurs a week or two after the original deal dies. If it is posted in the original thread, most will not read about it unless the OP updates the thread title. If it is posted in a new thread, it would seem to run afoul of the repost rules.

    For example, a product purchased during the Staples President's Day sale can now be PMed or BVGed. The PM/BVG is worth about $13. For those that purchased on the first day of the sale, the PM is only valid today so the information is time sensitive.

    So, could this PM info be its own thread or does the poster of the information have to rely on the kindness of the OP.


    bpvh said: [Q]Where should info about a price match (PM) or BVG be posted that occurs a week or two after the original deal dies. If it is posted in the original thread, most will not read about it unless the OP updates the thread title. If it is posted in a new thread, it would seem to run afoul of the repost rules.

    information is time sensitive.IMHO Start a new thread, afterwards post your heads up in the original also. (There is now two ways of news catching someone's eye) You may get a flame or two about the new thread. The members saving a buck with your news , will silence them quickly.

    You said it best information is time sensitive!


    uiucliang said: [Q]How are the members rank (or whatever you call it). I mean like "new, etc etc, senior"
    Don't seem to find that in the FAQ?
    Just curiousTitle Posts Required
    New Member 0
    Member 20
    Senior Member 200
    Senior Member
    1K 1000
    Senior Member
    2K 2000
    Senior Member
    3K 3000
    Senior Member
    4K 4000
    Senior Member
    5K 5000
    Senior Member
    6K 6000
    Senior Member
    7K 7000
    Senior Member
    8K 8000
    Senior Member
    9K 9000
    Senior Member
    10K 10000

    Ater being a member for a year , you can change "Member" to Broke Membe, Addicted, MemberGreedy Member etc in your user profile

    Here is the link to the FAQ

    WillysEmptyWallet said: [Q]...
    Here is the link to the FAQ Say Willy - did you have this BookMarked??? I just spent several minutes clicking on different HELP LINKs to no avail. Using Vivisimo (with quotes - "Senior Member 1K" ) pointed me to your message. [Another Member had the same question about RANKing - I remembered reading it YEARS ago, but just couldn't find it (until...)

    THANKS!

    TakeTheActive said: [Q]Say Willy - did you have this BookMarked? Bookmarked, you can go to another FuseTalk website to find the old paths.

    Forget trying to find any help with the Help in the upper right hand corner , unless it has to do with Cash Back.

    Can someone link me to the Forum rules which discuss "being on topic" and "too far off topic"?

    joe254 said: [Q]Can someone link me to the Forum rules which discuss "being on topic" and "too far off topic"?Getting a tad too many
        Below is a list of violations.

        1) Thank you for your recent participation in the forums. However, your remarks have drifted too far off topic, and in the interest of keeping the forums organized, have been deleted.
        2) Thank you for your participation in the forums. We have deleted your recent post because it quoted another message which needed to be deleted due to forum guidelines.

        If you believe your message can be altered to follow our forum blah blah


    you are not alone. Have you notice... the top OPs have moved to friendly hot deal sites?


    I see someone has voted...

    Well hello RightHere your voting habits are a part of this flight.

    Where does Loggia post now?

    "as he seems to vote down every thread out there."

    RightHere said; Lots of people are PO'd that I choose to use the voting buttons. No more they gave up and left FW... or only lurk now..

    FW Rating system - FIX IT!

    Example of a reviewed and approved on topic thread post:

    "Lots of deals going on now."

    KOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLL



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