Friday, December 26, 2014

New Year, New Resolutions

   The holidays are slowly fading, and along with having to put up the lights and tree and ornaments until next year, a lot of us are starting to think about the new year and the resolutions that we make for that ‘fresh start’. Although most of us in western culture celebrate New Year's day on the first official day of the Gregorian calendar (January 1st), there are many different unique dates and New Year celebrations around the world.

  So don’t worry if you slip up and don't drop those extra pounds, learn a new language, or quit smoking, because here are five other chances to get your resolutions in order.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Facts About Diamonds (a.k.a. 'Ice') - Stop, Collaborate and Listen!

With the winter weather firmly in place, and the holidays coming right around the corner, everyone here at TBGoods would like to take a moment to talk about some ice…not just the kind that you will be putting in the drinks during this year’s holiday office party, but the really exciting kind: diamonds.

Long heralded and prized as one of the most valued minerals known, diamonds are synonymous with a higher standard, but you know that, right? Here’s a few things that you may not know about diamonds.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Cutting the Cord on Cable TV

Stop by either TBGoods location, and you'll see that, on top of our already amazing prices, we are running a sale on all televisions! Great time to upgrade, huh? But what to watch...

First of all, a bit of a caveat: this topic is personal for me right now. I just got my cable bill.

<cue shocking music>

Yeah, it was that scary. Another increase in my cable bill for 100+ channels that I hardly I figure it would be a good time to take a look a little deeper into why this is, and what alternatives are out there. It's a big scary wild world with a slew of choices...some of them good, some of them not-so-good....are you ready?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Pre-owned Computers: Buying New Does Not Always Compute

Computers and cars actually share a lot of attributes. They both can be highly-specialized for certain tasks and needs. They both can have a very short or very long period of usefulness. They both can confound people that are not familiar with their inner workings. The biggest similarity, I think, is how when they are bought brand-new, they both immediately lose value after purchase. Thankfully, there are also plenty of reasons buying a pre-owned computer or laptop can save you money and suit your needs in a similar way that buying a pre-owned car versus buying new can save you money.

Worried about the computer equivalent of buying a lemon car? Don't be. Not only can you rest assured about the quality when buying pre-owned from TBGoods, but below we'll go over some tips that will help you make a good decision in finding a machine that is just right.

Monday, June 16, 2014

A new TV? Maybe not...

Blockbuster movies. The Big Game. Playoffs or preseason. Your favorite shows (now in HD!). There's plenty of good reasons to get a newer, bigger, fancier television, including the dreaded 'Uh-oh!' of a TV on the fritz. You might have seen the ads for the newest televisions, heard the buzz about all the latest advances in 4k and curved displays and quad-pixeling...but is it all worth it? Before you get your wallet out, let's take a look and see about saving you some money by buying pre-owned.