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Getting the best deal on a hot item

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Have you noticed that many of those "hot" new items are all priced the same? Where's the competition? How do you get a deal or cut on that price? MAP or Minimum Advertised Price are pricing policies adopted by manufacturers or distributors of items that protect the pricing structure.  While manufacturers may tell you they are protecting their brands, they are actually protecting their item's pricing by controlling the pricing at which retailers may sell the item.  It is illegal to price fix, so they cannot actually tell their retailers to sell it at that price, but they will use certain...

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Making A Good Espresso

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by Susan Green Drinking espresso has become a way of life for most people, particularly those who have heavy schedules and who take time out to relax with a cup of freshly brewed espresso or coffee.Coffee is so popular it is believed that it comes next to water as a popular drink. The whole world loves a good cup of coffee that annual consumption can reach to as high as 400 billion coffee cups all over the world.Most avid coffee or espresso drinkers can have a cup of espresso a day or even more, without knowing where this rousing beverage...

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Care And Repair of Garden Tools

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by Elizabeth Passage Knowing how to properly use and maintain garden tools will increase their life, help prevent personal injury, and increase your gardening enjoyment. For example, properly uncoiling a hose will prevent you from tripping or catching your foot in the coil. The points of an upturned rake can inflict painful and sometimes serious puncture wounds when stepped on, to say nothing about the possibility of the handle flying up and striking you in the face. Tools must not be left where their edges or point may be hidden by grass, leaves, or other material. Keep your fingers away...

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Why Does My Pet Eat Grass?

by Deena Caruso Are you concerned when your dog or cat eats grass, then throws up afterwards? You'll probably feel relieved to know that pets eat grass because their bodies need it.Dogs and cats have been eating grass for a long time. In fact, grass is so popular among dogs that one species, dog grass, is named after them. Dog grass is also known as couch grass and quackweed, and it grows in all but the southern-most states.You can think of grass as an herbal medicine. It acts as an internal cleanser, expelling excess mucus, bile, and other impurities. It...

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Boot Camp for Coffee Drinkers

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by Kate Simpson  Ok, so we go to a local coffee house and we order cappuccinos, café mochas, lattes and espressos. It isn’t the paper cups that make these drinks taste so good. It’s the recipe and of course the prettiness factor. Baristas all have a style of their own and every cup will taste different because of the roast, the grind, the amount used, the water, the temperature and many other things. We have all tried to make these coffee delights at home the way we think they are made, but do we really know the real way they...

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