Thanks for setting this community up for us "value addicts".
Senior Member - 6K
posted: Apr. 1, 2002 @ 3:30p
Gotta post to try to fix my avatars.
posted: Apr. 2, 2002 @ 10:01a
WRONG!!!!!!!!!! WRONG!!!!!!!!!! WRONG!!!!!!!!!!
MFG does NOT equal /=/ Manufacturer MFTR is BETTER equaled to = Manufacturer
Take out the stupid "G" whenever you say manufacturer or manufacturing. It is so UNnecessary.
posted: Apr. 9, 2002 @ 5:39p
are group buys allowed here ..... btw no its not my company .... but i have ordered from them and they are honest resellers
posted: Apr. 10, 2002 @ 7:39p
Gotta love FatWallet!
posted: Apr. 25, 2002 @ 2:31p
What I've wondered is how does the little "hot" picture get assigned to a thread? Is it a certain amount of traffic or what?
posted: May. 1, 2002 @ 10:46p
Senior Member - 3K
posted: May. 2, 2002 @ 5:27p
I think you should also mention the "MiniMod" feature in this FAQ. Far too often I see people posting "Mods, lock this" and other non-constructive posts, when one could simply notify a mod using this feature.
Just my $0.02.
posted: May. 6, 2002 @ 12:54p
What does AT mean? I keep seeing that abbreviation in other posts.
posted: May. 8, 2002 @ 1:56p
Thank you all for posting these here!! I am new here and I can use all the help I can get!!
Senior Member - 3K
posted: May. 17, 2002 @ 2:05p
AT = Anandtech...it's a site similar to this one.
posted: May. 29, 2002 @ 10:03a
Hi, I got a question. How would I apply a online $30 off $150 coupon at the real store, for example Staples.
posted: Jun. 2, 2002 @ 12:12a
You guys are GREAT!! You covered everything as far as I can tell.
posted: Jun. 6, 2002 @ 9:22a
Great job listing the acronyms and procedures. In addition, could you provide a sort of mini dictionary listing some of the commonly used terms such as "bump" as in "bumping a thread"? I'm sure it would be helpful to newbies such as myself.
posted: Jun. 9, 2002 @ 10:56a
what does "BVG" stand for??
posted: Jun. 9, 2002 @ 11:05a
BVG = Best Value Guarantee - with some credit cards, if you purchase an item and then find it at a lower price elsewhere, you can get back the difference (with appropriate documentation)
posted: Jun. 9, 2002 @ 3:06p
What does BVG stand for?
posted: Jun. 15, 2002 @ 1:51p
MIT = Made in Taiwan
posted: Jun. 16, 2002 @ 6:47a
MIT also could refer to a small and relatively unknown school for penguins in Cambridge
posted: Jun. 16, 2002 @ 4:04p
New Acronym DD = Dumpster Diving or Dumpster Deals
posted: Jun. 23, 2002 @ 3:17p
had to do it , sorry.
posted: Jun. 26, 2002 @ 6:26p
Senior Member - 2K
posted: Jun. 30, 2002 @ 10:15a
Hey Chief... I've bee collecting some for a while. I just kind of combined my list with yours and alphabetized it.
I divided mine into 3 secions (hot deal/general online, merchants, and sites).
Anyway, here is the complete list (not divided into sections):
AFAIK - As far as I know AMEX - American Express AR - After rebate AT - Anandtech.com (Hot Deal Forum) 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 BTW - By the way Bump - Bumping a Thread (to get it to the top of a forum) BVG - Best Value Guarantee (credit card pricematches) CC - Circuit City CC – Credit card CPN - Coupon CSR - Customer service representative CUSA - CompUsa CYM - Check your mail DD - Deal discussion Fleabay - eBay FW - Fatwallet.com (Site & Forums) FWIW - For what it's worth FYI - For Your Information GC – Gift certificate GDA – Good deal at HD - Hot deal HSN - Home Shopping Network IIRC - If I Recall Correctly IMHO - In My Honest/Humble Opinion IMO - In my opinion IR - Instant rebate LMK - Let me know LOL - Laugh Out Loud MC - MyCoupons.com (Forums) MFG - Manufacturer MFR - Manufacturer MIR – Mail in rebate 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 PM - Private Message PM – Price match RAOK – Random act of kindness RMA - Return to Manufacturer Authorization ROTFLMAO - Rolling on the Floor Laughing my Ass Off S/H – Shipping and handling SASE - Self addressed stamped envelope TIA - Thanks in advance TRU - Toys R Us 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 (related to forums) YHPM- You have a Private Message (related to forums) YMMV - Your mileage may vary
Feel free to use any of it. I'm just trying to help out the community. Keep up the good work Tim! Hot Deals wouldn't be the same without FW!
Edit (6/30/02 5:35pm): Added NZR
Dead Patient Walking
posted: Jul. 2, 2002 @ 5:37p
<< This is version 1.0 of our Hot Deal Forum FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions - but you know that much already right?)
If you have any suggestions or new questions, post them in this thread so we can update this thread as we go along! >>
By the time someone switched it to the "right" forum (deal discussion) (within 2-4 minutes)my post had already been viewed 53 times. In the 35 minutes which have passed since, the total number of views remains at 53.
Obviously, a good many followers of the Hot Deals forum thought my post was both relevant and of interest to them. Moving it to Deals Discussion brought further views to a dead halt. It seems to me that a general question about PMs, which are key elements of probably 4/5 of all Hot "Hot Deals" posted, are a question of general interest to many Hot Deal forum followers, particularly new members. A few crabby "senior members" nothwithstanding, keeping relevant posts like mine out of the highly trafficked Hot Deals forum and relegating it it to the backwaters of the deals discussion forum elevates the interests of form way over those of function.
Organization is important, but it seems to me that the inflexible segregation of posts on FatWallet forums restricts rather than enhances the free flow of the consumer information which FatWallet is in the business of providing.
UPDATE: 12:25AM, PST, 7/3/2002 - As reported above, my original post had received 53 viewings during the 10 or less minutes it was allowed to remain posted on the Hot Deals Forum. At that point it was summarily yanked and posted on the Deal Discussions forum. In the 10 hours since then, my post was viewed an additional 58 times.
In other words, it has taken over 10 hours since my post was moved to Deal Discussions for the number of views registered on that forum (58) to exceed (by only 4) the number of views which my post received (54) during its brief 10 minute appearance on the Hot Deals Forum.
posted: Jul. 5, 2002 @ 10:45p
AFAIK B&M OD PM GDA OM. IMHO OEM MFG IR CPN R HD. BTW YMMV.
posted: Jul. 22, 2002 @ 2:09p
what does OBO mean?
posted: Jul. 22, 2002 @ 4:22p
"Or Best Offer"? Hah?
Senior Member - 1K
posted: Jul. 23, 2002 @ 7:28p
What determines the "hot" and "dead" isignias on the icons?
posted: Jul. 23, 2002 @ 8:51p
I wanted to know where the dl of the fat wallet tool bar is. I had to format my PC and lost it. Its very handy when I shop on the internet.
Chief Mucky Muck
posted: Jul. 23, 2002 @ 9:53p
Senior Member - 4K
posted: Jul. 25, 2002 @ 9:15p
what does the fatwallet toolbar do?
posted: Jul. 26, 2002 @ 3:23p
HOW ABOUT SOME TIPS ON HOW PRINTING SCANNED COUPONS!!!!
posted: Jul. 29, 2002 @ 6:09p
posted: Aug. 1, 2002 @ 1:02p
That's very helpful to me.
posted: Aug. 2, 2002 @ 12:58a
I saw FBB used in the financial forum. What does it mean?
All My Friends Are On AOL.
Ok, i just made that one up, but its true!
Edit Also, what is EE and SB? (again from the financial forum) Edit Edit You might also add to your lists MM - money market and APY - whatever that means. Edit Edit Edit Also, does BT = Bank Transfer? Do we need a separate FAQ for the financial forum? Edit Edit Edit Edit Ok, found all my answers. EE - type of govt bond SB - savings bond MM - money market BT - bank transfer FBB - Farm Bureau Bank
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