If you work in a downtown office building and wonder why your desi co-workers go out during lunch in spite of getting a lunch box and not being a smoker, the answer perhaps is, he/she is bargain hunting in the nearest Walgreen’s.
“Gosh! How did I ever miss that?”, if that is your reaction, you got more interning to do. The first website a desi opens early in the morning is deals2buy, sometimes BEFORE email. Think of it this way: They are Wii-hunting all the time, not exactly for Wiis, but for bargains.
Talk around the water cooler involves critical analysis of worthiness of today’s deals. A favorite pet project is to use their tech skills to create crawlers that aggregate coupon codes from across a wide spectrum of stores, sometimes reverse telecommuting. Distribution lists are effectively used to disseminate this prized information.
During Thanksgiving, desis literally give thanks to the stores for all the deals. Stores return the thanks for all the purchases they just made for an India trip scheduled in coming September. How uniquely American !!
PS: Five best sites to find deals online.