Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Back to School Sales = Savings on Office Supplies and Tech for Genealogists

Note: This was originally posted at 4:59 p.m., July 22. The author now realizes that it is Wednesday not Tuesday and hopes to get back on track as to what is the current day of the week.
Tuesday's Tip 
Back to School Sales on school supplies are not just for kids!

Anyone who uses a lot of common office supplies should keep their eyes and ears open for some extreme savings that are only around this time year for certain supplies. So be smart and pay attention to those Back to School Sales so you can partake of the savings too.

What would interest a genealogist? The first things that come to mind are USB drives (large sizes at great prices and small sizes at even better prices), pens, pencils, pencil lead (for those mechanical pencils), highlighters, file folders or pocket folders, index cards for those that like old school ways, plastic file boxes (keep that water damage away), sticky notes, binders, paper, computer accessories, etc.

Yes, for some things it is best to make sure you get acid-free versions, but that can get expensive and sometimes compromises must be made. Note acid-free copier/printer paper is easier to find nowadays.

Also, at about this time of year (July/August/September) computer manufacturers are about to release their new models so good to great prices can often be found on this past year's models. Just remember to get as large of hard drive, as much memory as you are able to afford, and keep an eye on processor speed/power. There are other factors to consider when buying a computer -- these are three key ones.

May you find the deals on what you need, not on what you don't need.

See you soon at Mt. Clemens Public Library!

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