Elizabeth Harper

Elizabeth Harper

Originally working in IT, Elizabeth now writes on tech, gaming, and general consumer issues. Her articles have appeared in USA Today, Time, AOL, PriceGrabber, and more. She has been one of DealNews' most regular contributors since 2013, researching everything from vacuums to renters insurance to help consumers find what best fits their needs and budget. She lives in Austin, TX and has a keen interest in how tech is changing the world we live in.

Elizabeth Harper's Most Recent Blog Posts

Everything You Need to Know to Buy Refurbished Electronics

Electronics are pricey, which is why refurbished models can be such great deals. Check out our in-depth guide to buying refurbished electronics, which has smart shopping tips and the discounts you can get on smartphones, iPads, and computers.

6 Things to Know When Buying Glasses Online

In the market for new glasses? Many online retailers sell eyewear that's significantly cheaper than the offerings at optometrists' offices. Here's everything you need to know to buy glasses online.

The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Amazon Seller Fees

Selling on Amazon comes with a lot of fees, and if you don't pay close attention, it's all too easy to spend more than you make. So we look at Amazon selling fees and talk about how you can minimize them — or avoid them entirely.

6 Ways to Get Free HBO

What's the cheapest way to get HBO? Watch it for free, of course! Here are all the places where you can find an HBO free trial, free content, or HBO Max as an included perk. Plus, you'll learn everything you need to know to get started.

Looking for Cheap Gifts? 10 Presents That Seem Expensive, but Really Aren't

Does holiday shopping have you suffering from sticker shock? Don't worry! We've put together a guide with ideas for cheap presents — or at least affordable ones — for everyone on your list.

Is Cyber Monday Better Than Black Friday? 8 Ways the Shopping Holidays Differ

Last year, U.S. consumers spent more money online on Cyber Monday than they did on Black Friday. But are Cyber Monday deals as good as Black Friday offers? Check out our guide to learn how these two shopping holidays differ.

These 9 Stores Will Offer the Best Cyber Monday Deals in 2020

Cyber Monday and Cyber Week feature some of the year's best deals. But where should you be shopping? To find out, check out our list of the nine stores we expect to have the best Cyber Monday sales and deals in 2020.

How to Get Black Friday Doorbusters in 2020

Not every Black Friday doorbuster is going to be worth buying. Before you fall for the holiday hype, check out our guide to Black Friday doorbusters in 2020.

8 Things NOT to Buy on Black Friday

Not every deal is a good deal, even on the biggest sales holiday of the year. So before you start shopping, check out our suggestions for what not to buy on Black Friday in 2020.

How Can You Tell If That Coupon Is a Scam?

Fake coupons can have a very real impact on your wallet if they turn out to be part of a scam. How can you tell if an online coupon is a deal or a dud? Follow our tips to stay safe.