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

Will Amazon Trade-In Give You a Fair Price?

While it doesn't always pay the highest rates, Amazon is a solid option for selling your unwanted electronics, textbooks, or other goods. Read on for everything you need to know about the Amazon Trade-In program.

Is Amazon Textbook Buyback Worth the Hassle?

Selling a textbook for a fair price can be tricky. Fortunately, Amazon does buy select textbooks, and the process is straightforward. If you're wondering how to sell textbooks on Amazon, check out our guide!

What Brand Makes the Best Rechargeable AA Batteries?

Disposable AA batteries may be cheap, but do they give you the best bang for your buck? Today's rechargeable batteries can be quite powerful and last longer. For more info, check out our rundown of the best rechargeable batteries.

Everything You Need to Know About Buying Refurbished Electronics

Electronics are pricey, which is why refurbished models can be such great deals. Read on for our in-depth guide to buying refurbished electronics, from smart shopping tips to the amounts you can save on smartphones, tablets, and computers.

8 Ways to Watch HBO for Free (or Get It for Less)

Ready to binge-watch your favorite HBO shows? Here are all the places where you can find a free HBO trial, free content, and discounted subscriptions — as well as everything you need to know to get started.

6 Things to Know When Buying Glasses Online

In the market for new glasses? Many online retailers offer eyewear that's significantly cheaper than what you'd pay at your optometrist's office. Here's everything you need to know to buy glasses online.

Here's the Best Time to Book a Flight for Any Holiday

The key to getting a good airfare deal is buying at the right time. To find out the best times to book holiday flights in 2019, we looked to the travel experts at airfare app Hopper, who predicted when ticket prices will hit rock bottom.

The 120 Best Birthday Freebies in 2019: Get Free Stuff Just for Showing Up!

It's always nice to get an extra treat on your birthday. We've rounded up the best 2019 birthday freebies from major retailers and restaurants, and put them in a handy chart for you to consult before your big day arrives.

5 Ways to Save on Your Next Flight

Finding a good bargain on airfare is becoming a complicated process. Fortunately, it's not impossible to score cheap plane tickets. We have five tips to help you get the best deal on your next flight.

Are Printers Still Necessary in 2019?

In today's increasingly paperless world, do any of us really need a home printer? Our printer guide goes over the costs of printers and ink, as well as home-printer alternatives, so you'll know whether a printer is worth buying.