Money Matters

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TODAY ON MONEY MATTERS -- THE CHRISTMAS SALES ARE OVER AND MOST OF YOU HAVE PROBABLY RECIEVED OR PURCHASED SOME COOL HIGH TECH GIFTS FOR YOURSELF.

BUT FOR THOSE OF YOU HOLDING OUT FOR SOME OF THE LATEST GADGETS -- YOU DON'T HAVE TO WAIT ANY LONGER ACCORDING TO KELLI GRANT OF SMART MONEY DOT COM.

THERE ARE STILL PLENTY OF COOL THINGS LEFT ON STORE SHELVES. SO -- HERE ARE THE FIVE GADGETS TO BUY NOW.

FIRST. GPS NAVIGATORS.

NOW THAT SOME CELL PHONES ARE COMING WITH G-P-S ... COMPANIES THAT MAKE THE NAVIGATORS ARE SLASHING PRICES.

TOM TOM IS OFFERING 50 TO 100 DOLLARS OFF ALL MODELS AT PARTICIPATING STORES THROUGH JANUARY 24TH.

SECOND. PRICE CONTROLLED ITEMS.

SOME COMPANIES LIKE APPLE AND ACTIVISION BLIZZARD THAT MAKES "GUITAR HERO" -- STRICTLY CONTROL THE PRICE OF THE PRODUCTS.

BUT EVEN THESE COMPANIES ARE TRYING TO MOVE PRODUCT. BEST BUY IS OFFERING THE 16-GIG IPOD TOUCH FOR 60 DOLLARS OFF THE REGULAR PRICE.

THIRD. DIGITAL CAMERAS.

IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A SIMPLE POINT AND SHOOT RATHER THAN PROFESSIONAL QUALITY TYPE DIGITAL CAMERA -- NOW'S THE TIME TO BUY.

SOME STORES ARE OFFERING 30 PERCENT OFF SOME CAMERAS.

FOURTH. VIDEO GAMES AND GAME SYSTEMS.

MOST NEW GAMES WON'T BE ANNOUNCED UNTIL SUMMER OR LATER IN THE YEAR. CHECK THE INTERNET FOR THE BEST PRICES.

FIFTH. DIGITAL PHOTO FRAMES.

THESE TRADITIONALLY DON'T SELL WELL AFTER THE HOLIDAY SEASON -- SO RETAILERS ARE DROPPING PRICES TO AS LOW AS 40-DOLLARS.

HAPPY HUNTING.


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