Cheap stuff can go either way, proving itself to be a diamond in the rough, or just a rough bootleg copy of Shadow of the Wolf, starring Lou Diamond Phillips. Get help sorting out the worthwhile discount goods from the crap, with Cheapism

From a team of professionally parsimonious entrepreneurs and journalists who've written for titles from Business Week to Crain's, Cheap's a comprehensive online buying guide/review site helping you save on anything from mattresses to LCD TVs without compromising quality, by recommending items they've determined to be "the best of the cheap", a title Scrooge lost after the ghosts Tiny Tim'd his ass. To commence being awesomely stingy, choose a category (Home & Garden, Electronics, Kitchen...) and find a product type to get a thorough breakdown on, including placement in market (high-end to low), plus detailed info/tips to find a solid bargain, broken into sections like "What To Look For" (must-have specs, versatility, lack of unnecessary "pricey" features, etc), "What To Expect" (performance, durability), and "Don't Bother", which points out notoriously awful low-end models to avoid, even if they did look hella sexy in that Coldwater Creek holiday catalog. You can drill down even further with Cheap's "best buys" for most categories, based on positive reviews, features, and (obviously) low price, each with a photo, quick descrip of why they picked it, and direct links to various e-shops, i.e., Amazon, eBay, and Wal-Mart, a company whose health care-free workforce can also confirm is cheap

If you want to stay up on the latest bargain trends, Cheap's got a blog devoted to diverse thrift-relevant subjects like suggestions for haggling down prices on rental cars and tips on Black Friday, also how your friends refer to the night you forced everyone to enjoy Mr. Diamond Phillips as the noble Agaguk.