Meet the new Atlanta Bargain Hunter

After a brief transition, I’m happy to announce … I’m your new Atlanta Bargain Hunter!

And the timing couldn’t be better.

Atlanta Bargain Hunter Nedra Rhone has covered shopping, style, lifestyle trends and consumer issues for the Atlanta Journal-Constitutionsince 2006.

Atlanta Bargain Hunter Nedra Rhone has covered shopping, style, lifestyle trends and consumer issues for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution since 2006.

Kids are back in school, iPhone 5 is on shelves, stores have launched holiday layaways and Black Friday is fast approaching. Whew! It’s enough to make a savvy shopper’s head spin. As always, think of the Atlanta Bargain Hunter as your guide and companion through it all.

In addition to keeping you informed about the best deals and steals throughout metro Atlanta, I’ll be sharing information that impacts your life as a consumer, whether it’s how you spend your money, make your money or manage your money.

To me, bargain hunting is a bit of a sport that can involve pursuing, comparing and couponing until you get the merchandise you want or need. The thrill of the hunt is in my DNA. Sometimes the payoff is a super-low price, and sometimes it just means getting great value at a price acceptable to you.

You know the friend who calls, texts or tweets that your favorite whatever is on sale? That’s me. But that’s you, too. When it comes to deal-spotting, the more eyes the better. Let me know — via this blog’s comments section, or through Twitter, Facebook or email — when you spot a can’t-miss deal. Tune in daily for updates on deals, specials and sales, including some that are exclusive to the Atlanta Bargain Hunter.

Despite declarations from some of our nation’s most esteemed economists, it still feels like we are in a money slump. Are you underwater in your home? Do you plan to drive your car until the wheels fall off? Are most of your investments sitting in the belly of a ceramic pig? I feel your pain. Seriously.

You’ll find guidance and advice here in our regular features, plus special posts on topics particularly important and timely to you. Look for some new Atlanta Bargain Hunter features in the near future as well, including giveaways, polls and reader profiles.

I hope you’ll visit often to respectfully share your experiences, questions, thoughts and suggestions.

Start today, by telling me what you already like about the Atlanta Bargain Hunter blog, or leave suggestions about what you would like to see in the future.

Happy bargain hunting!

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– Nedra Rhone, for the Atlanta Bargain Hunter blog

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Diva

September 24th, 2012
11:28 am

Welcome Nedra!!! I’m SO glad your the new Bargain Hunter!!!!!! I MISSED the deals and steals! LOL!!!

decatur joe

September 24th, 2012
11:44 am

I usually don’t bargain shop but I will now. Nedra is fine!

Cindy

September 24th, 2012
12:37 pm

I’m sure Nedra’s beautiful appearance did not factor into AJC’s decision to hire her.

NOT.

Furious Styles

September 24th, 2012
12:58 pm

Welcome Nedra. Nevermind Cindy…she’s not used to seeing much more than paint dry.

Emma

September 24th, 2012
1:04 pm

Ok, cool I wondered what had to the bargain/deals…I thought AJC had went through budget cuts and cut this out…

duke

September 24th, 2012
1:41 pm

If you dine out at Chili’s today, all their net profits got to St Jude’s Children Hospitals…..great food but even a better cause.

eric stratton

September 24th, 2012
1:53 pm

I would like to see more restaraunt deals.

Thank You

sha rogers

September 24th, 2012
1:58 pm

Welcome Nedra! I am always up for bargains especially travel ones. I am still trying to get to Paris!!!

Nedra Rhone

September 24th, 2012
2:11 pm

Thank you all for the input and warm welcome! I’ll make note of the suggestions for more restaurant and travel deals. @duke thanks for the “dining for a cause” contribution!

Pen

September 24th, 2012
3:23 pm

Welcome Nedra! We are kindred spirits.
Here’s my tip: I’ve been purchasing some awesome fashion jewelry on ebay. Here are some examples.
Tibetian silver cuff bracelets in many different styles $1.00-$3.00 avg., including shipping!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/160881723081?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
I received this beauty in the mail today…http://www.ebay.com/itm/120982314143?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

Quality compares with Charming Charlie.

ReidTR3

September 24th, 2012
4:05 pm

Dolla Dave

September 24th, 2012
4:38 pm

Welcome Nedra, In its third iteration I’m hoping this blog takes off. I have to say I enjoyed the financial advise that came in the last version but I did feel like it was a last minute substitution when deals were not forth coming.

I’d love to see some thematic deals;
Technology
Consumer Goods
Furniture
Dining

I’m a happy observer, but I get the feeling that there are many deals that are missed because the AJCblog family does not cross pollinate. Let’s all act like we”re at the airport,”If you see something, Say Something.” Deals are everywhere, just keep it closer to a dollar.

TechEd

September 24th, 2012
5:05 pm

I was wondering if you share tips, secrets, ideas at Coummunity Service Events.

DandelionLover010

September 24th, 2012
5:32 pm

I will be sure to contribute to your blog and I am looking forward to reading your posts and I am liking your sites and following them as well. I receive a lot of freebie emails so I will be sure to post those and I also receive a lot of Buy 1 Get One free deals and local deals and specials. I do a lot of traveling so I miss a lot of local bargains but I guess my loss is everyone’s gain…looking forward to reading your posts and have a great week

I was gonna ask...

September 24th, 2012
5:35 pm

If you could tell us more about your *professional* background, but then I caught your photo caption. Thanks and welcome!

mojo322

September 24th, 2012
6:58 pm

Welcome !! Can’t wait to see what you find for us!

Diddy

September 24th, 2012
9:14 pm

Nedra, as pretty as you are there is only one real bargain hunter in this city – me. I just bought a stainless steel dishwasher for $35. Can you top that?

Take that…

Nedra Rhone

September 24th, 2012
9:46 pm

@Diddy don’t be a tease, give us the details on your stainless steel steal. @TechEd send me details via email and I’ll see what I can do.

Dave

September 24th, 2012
11:18 pm

Hey, Nedra!!! Congrats on the new beat! Last we spoke, I was the AJC’s “leisure guy.” LOL!! Looks like things are going well for ya!! David Graves

I'm With Joe!!

September 24th, 2012
11:41 pm

This is Eye Candy to the max!! AJC not made up of old bald white men after all. Even Cynthia Tucker wasn’t this nice. Ummmm as for Bargains…. Leave that iPhone 5 on da shelf until they fill out those side black bars on the sides of the screen. How can you make a bigger screen and then fill it in with Black bars???

KJ

September 25th, 2012
12:50 am

Cindy-

Welcome to the real world. Enjoy your stay.

Pardon the Interruption

September 25th, 2012
8:52 am

Welcome Nedra… look forward to the column. Please excuse the superficial comments. Not everyone down here is that dense (although sometimes I think they are).

@ Cindy- before you ’shoot and aim later’ Nedra has a graduate degree from some random journalism school called Columbia University. You know, that same journalism school founded by some guy named Joseph Pulitzer (you may have heard about the prize named after his namesake).

Get a brain people…seriously !!

Melissa

September 25th, 2012
9:47 am

Hi Nedra! I remember you from the blog you did a few years ago with your side-kick. I loved that blog and look forward to your contributions here. I wish you much success in this new role!

T.I.M.-The Ice Man

September 25th, 2012
3:13 pm

Welcome Nedra! You’re in fine company at the AJC / Angela & Monica. You guys can’t loose with the stuff you use (brain power). Keep us informed & keep up the good work.

Cool Cash

September 25th, 2012
3:52 pm

Looking forward to reading about all the great deals you’ll find!

Rhonda

September 25th, 2012
4:31 pm

Congrats Nedra on the new assignment. I read the AJC daily from Chicago and can’t wait to read your blog! So very proud of you!