Category: Videos (2)

Flip video fun, inexpensive gadget


I recently attended my son's college graduation -- a big day for him and the family -- and I wanted to capture it on more than my digital camera.

My friend H. recommended the Flip video. After weighing whether I should buy the basic version then on sale at Best Buy for $99 (regularly $149) or the upgraded HD version, I'm glad I stuck with the basic.

You get an hour of memory-card-free video on the basic Flip, and two hours on the HD version, which also works best on high-definition TVs.

I took plenty of video: my relatives, my son's graduation march, an interview with him afterwards and about his thesis project. And I only used a half hour!

This is a fun video camera that's easy to use, affordable and a different way to capture those special moments or make a YouTube video.

Do you have a Flip or other video? Would you recommend it, or not? -- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds

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Penguin goes fish shopping for the family

We haven't posted a shopping video in a long time, but I know we all need a good chuckle during these grim times.

Check out Lala, a 14-year-old King penguin who was rescued from a fisherman's line 10 years ago in Japan. When she was healed, she refused to leave.

Watch her go fish shopping with her penguin backpack. It's a hoot.

XOXO -- Shopper Girl

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About the authors
Doreen Christensen has never paid full price for anything. If there is a way to save on something, she will find it and share how you can save, too. Doreen is a senior reporter covering consumer news, health, beauty and features for the online and print editions of the Sun Sentinel. A 32-year veteran of the newspaper, she previously was a senior copy editor on the universal copy desk. Doreen spends her time off hunting bargains, clipping coupons, gardening and traveling.

Justine Griffin covers retail and marine business for the Sun Sentinel. She is a Tampa Bay native who graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2010. After spending a year covering crime in St. Augustine, Fla., she moved to Fort Lauderdale and made the switch to business journalism. When she’s not writing, she’s riding horses and spending time with her whippet puppy, Josie.

Marcia Heroux Pounds is the Sun Sentinel's workplace columnist when she's not shopping for shoes. She also writes about small business, which allows her to visit many of South Florida's unique shops and boutiques.

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