posted 48 years ago by
Chief Mucky Muck

What's the time at fatwallet? is it cst or pst or else??

everything4less said: What's the time at fatwallet? is it cst or pst or else??CST (Central Standard Time) = GMT-6
FW is located in the Village of Roscoe, Illinois, IL. They will be moving soon.

FW should make the time be for whatever time zone the member is in. (and not use army time for edited messages)

hai this is test

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This is a test.


santhoshp said: hai this is test
Fatwallet has a Testing Forum . Please do testing there. TIA<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0>

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
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 legislators 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 legislators 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. 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. 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.
    Buying and selling of coupons is not allowed.

    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

    Edit - spelling, broken link, minor changes

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    On this St.Patrick's Day some green from me for a job well done.

    IMHO this is great, Thanks

    thanks willy and everyone


    thanks for the update!

    Great, learned a lot here!

    I had a problem putting a link in a thread I started last night. I hit the http button and entered link for a name and then pasted the url in the next window but I didn't get what I expected. Just the URL running across the page - and it didn't even work. Would someone tell me what I did wrong.

    ZzZzs said: I had a problem putting a link in a thread I started last night. I hit the http button and entered link for a name and then pasted the url in the next window but I didn't get what I expected. Just the URL running across the page - and it didn't even work. Would someone tell me what I did wrong.

    It should be the reverse. Link in first window and then name of that link in second.

    ZzZzs said: I had a problem putting a link in a thread I started last night. I hit the http button and entered link for a name and then pasted the url in the next window but I didn't get what I expected. Just the URL running across the page - and it didn't even work. Would someone tell me what I did wrong.Hard to follow not being there. Remember you can do all the trial and error you want here. GL
    BTW I believe the life span of a thread in Testing 1 2 3 is a hour.

    Thanks Willy -

    I looked there before but just didn't see the "start new topic" button. Found it now.

    Thanks again

    Hey Tim how about adding something like...

    *Product price $00.00
    -Please don't post products that are listed on websites for a price of $00.00 unless the site (or email from the site) says that you can buy this product for free by adding it to your cart. 99.999% of the time a price of $00.00 shown on a website is either a reflection that the product is out of stock or that you need to call to get the current price and availability.

    I just thought I'd mention this since we have a thread like this now that is already almost 200 posts deep and when ever this happens here we seem to get these kinds of threads for days and days and days.

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    hey, BOLD this topic since it's our only sticky. I'm glad we only have 1 sticky, but it should grab your attention a little more IMO. Good job over here

    In case you missed this update... like I missed the banning of r*e*p*o*s*t

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    random chance? or beastly coincidence?

    (and concidence or not? RokBar and I registered in the same month, and right now at least are showing an IDENTICAL number of posts.........)

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