From Atlanta Blogs News Source: http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-bargain-hunter/2012/12/04/give-the-gift-for-less-or-buy-this-not-that/?cxntfid=blogs_atlanta_bargain_hunter
Have you ever seen those look for less stories in fashion magazines? They tell you how to get the look of a $50,000 red-carpet dress spotted on the latest celebrity for something like $55… Well, the folks at DealNews recently released a similar feature for 10 popular gifts this holiday season. The first five are listed below. Check the website to see all 10 . They want an iPad mini? Give them an iPad 2 instead. The reason: Everyone is talking about the new mini, but when it comes to value, at $329 for the 16GB model, the iPad mini costs $10 more than a refurbished iPad 2 16GB WiFi Tablet …and the iPad2 gives you more screen space. They want a NOOK HD? Give them a Kindle Fire HD instead. The reason : When you compare Barnes & Noble (NOOK) to Amazon (Kindle Fire), Amazon has more consistently offered aggressive pricing on media like eBooks and MP3s, it has a more robust app marketplace, and Fire owners can stream Prime-related film and TV whenever they want. They want an iPhone 5? ?
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