The Silent Way Directory: E-Consumer, Shopping, Classifieds and Financial Links

The Silent Way Directory

Links for the E-Consumer: Shopping, Classifieds and Financial Research

Airline Flights, Tickets, Pricing

Automobile Tech Info, Classifieds, etc

Car Pricing, Stats / Manufacturers /
Technical- Advice, Auto Manuals, Recalls / Used Car Buying + Selling

Classified Ads - General

Employment- Classified Ads, Temp Agencies, Resume Sites

Financial- Investment News, Stock Market

Financial- Real Estate, Loans

Housing- Classified Ads, Renter's Resources

Shopping Online (non-music) <-- Most online stores

Market Research Focus Groups

The best sites have descriptions below the links, which open a new window.

These do not include music shopping (CDs, movies, etc.), which is covered in a seperate section: the Music Links pages.

Airline Flights, Tickets, Pricing

Alaska Airlines / Horizon Air
America West
American Airlines
Cheap Tickets: Discount Airline Tickets
Continental Airlines
Delta Air Lines
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Top Travel Deals - Helping frequent flyers -- global discount travel reservations: flights, cars, hotels, packages, cruises
Hotwire: Airline Tickets, Hotel Reservations, Car Rentals
National Airlines
Northwest Airlines
Orbitz Manage all your Frequent Flier Program Miles - name your own price for airfare, hotels, rental cars and vacations
Savvy Traveler - Your Enlightened Guide to Airline seating
Southwest Airlines- only place to get SW tickets online
Traveler's Net
Travelocity -- Airline Tickets, Hotels, Cars, Vacations and Cruises
United Airlines
WebFlyer :: The Frequent Flyer Authority

Automobile Tech Info, Classifieds, etc

Car Pricing, Stats

Car Loan Calculator - new and used car pricing, reviews
Edmunds Car Buyers Guide
Kelley Blue Book Used Car Values and New Car Pricing
Microsoft CarPoint


General Motors

Technical- Advice, Auto Manuals, Recalls

Auto Recall Notices, Technical Service Bulletins-
AutoRepairManuals.Com Car Talk
This is the site for the Syndicated NPR Radio Show, "Car Talk." A lighthearted, yet valuable resource.
Haynes Repair Manuals
Manual Server- Car Manuals
NHTSA Technical Information Services (TIS)
Does your car have a recall or defect that was never publicized? Check this database and your dealer might fix it for free. This is more detailed than the Alldata TSB database.
Search-Beat Auto Factory Manuals and Books

Used Car Buying + Selling

Auction City
Auto Town Used Car Cinema
Auto Trader Online
AutoWeb Interactive - Your car, right now! (not free to post)
CARSMART (not free to post)
Automatic Used Car E-mail Notifier.
Classifieds2000 Free Nationwide Automotive and Computer Classifieds
Automatic Used Car E-mail Notifier.
E pages classifieds- Car Classifieds
Recycler Classifieds - Cars, Trucks
Automatic Used Car E-mail Notifier.
San Francisco Advertiser (not free to post)
San Francisco Bay Area Yahoo! Classifieds - Autos and Motorcycles
SF Gate: Classifieds: Vehicles

Classified Ads - General

BigYellow: Classifieds
CityAuction - Auction Classifieds
Classified Flea Market - Oakland, CA
Classifieds and Auctions: Best on the Web!
craigslist: Bay Area online community
eBay - The World's Online Marketplace
San Francisco Advertiser
San Francisco Bay Guardian
San Jose Mercury News
SF Gate: Classifieds
Yahoo- SF Bay Area: Classifieds

Employment- Classified Ads, Temp Agencies, Resume Sites

America's Service Locator - Find an Employment One-Stop Center
Aquent temps
Bay Area Jobs, City + Peninsula
California EDD - Job Seekers Resources Jobs
craigslist - ASP, SQL, XML jobs job search engine find jobs, employment, & careers - Independent Professional Connections
JobStar: California Job Search Guide
Mandy's Film and TV Production Directory
Marty Nemko's Career and Education Ideas
mediabistro: media career and community for New York and beyond Find Jobs, Resume tips
Ryze- business networking What are you worth?
San Jose Mercury News - Jobs Section
SF Gate: Classifieds: Jobs

Financial- Investment News, Stock Market

Bank Rate Monitor
BigCharts - Charting a World of Investment
BioSpace Movers Page- Biotech Investing
BioSpace- Biotech and Pharmaceutical News
E-LOAN: A better way to get a loan
Experian - Consumer Credit
FINRA - Investor Information - Tools and Calculators
Fortune Magazine
H&R Block- Doing Your Taxes
Hoover's Online - IPO Central
ILRG Legal Forms Archive
Motley Fool: Finance and Folly
Motley Fool: Foolish Calculators
New York Times
Nolo: Law Books, Legal Forms and Legal Software, Inc. - Technology Business News
The National Unclaimed Property Database
Unclaimed property-
This site searches many states' unclaimed property databases to see if some money or property is under your name. I found a bunch of checks for my family. Try it! (Server is slow, though.) NAUPA
This site has links to each state's unclaimed property office, and to their searchable databases. If you can't find anything at, try this next.
Universal Currency Converter -
USAA Worldwide Insurance and Diversified Finance
Vanguard Group
Vanguard- Plain Talk Investor Education Library
Warren Buffet's Annual Letters to Shareholders 1977-2000
Waterhouse Securities Inc.
Yahoo! Finance

Financial- Real Estate, Loans

American Society of Home Inspectors - ASHI
DecisionAide Calculators: Multi-Loan Mortgage Comparison, Affordability Analysis Real Estate Research
Equifax Online Credit Reports
Experian | | Credit Reports and CreditExpert Score
FairIsaac | myFICO - Your Source For Credit Scoring
FairIsaac: about FICO and Credit Bureau Risk Scores
Fannie Mae- Resources For Home Buyers & Homeowners Buying a Home Residential and Commercial Forcloseure Listings nationwide - Bay Area Real Estate Information
HomeAdvisor - Find Homes and Loans ('s House and Home) Real estate MLS listings & homes for sale
HSH - Compare Mortgages, Refinancing Rates, Calculators
InnoVest's Foreclosure Forum
LendingTree, the online loan center
Loan terms glossary at
MLS listings - Property for sale in SF Bay Area The Independent Financial Portal: Interest Rates
Nolo: Law Books, Legal Forms and Legal Software
Paragon Real Estate Group - San Francisco
San Francisco Multiple Listing Service- Searchable MLS
TransUnion- Credit Reports (True Credit)
Yahoo! Loan Center resources
Yahoo! Real Estate - Recent Home Price Lookup
YouDecide mortgage comparisons Real local agents

Housing- Classified Ads, Renter's Resources Referrals - Rentals and Apartments
California Institute of Integral Studies Student Services - Housing
Classifieds2000 Free Nationwide Automotive, Computer, and General Merchandise Classifieds
The best place to go for SF rental postings. Note that the listings cycle off the main page very quickly.
EasyRoommate Roommate finder
EHousing - East Bay Rentals and Roommates
Ford RE -Apartments, Homes, Condos for Rent or Lease Visual GoogleMap of Craigslist For Rent/ For Sale listings Housing in New York City
Metro Rent - Apartments and Roommates
PHS | Rental Housing for People with Pets National rental search
Rental Properties- Boardwalk Investments
Rental Update- San Francisco - San Francisco Bay Area Relocation Rentals
Roommate Access - Roommate Matching
San Francisco Bay Guardian Classifieds
San Francisco Tenants Union -
Know your rights before you rent in SF! Learn and understand Rent Control laws or you will regret it.
SF County Rent Board
SF Gate- Rental Housing Classifieds
SF4Rent - San Francisco Apartments Rentals Roommates Rentals & Resources
Silent Way's Guide to Finding Rental Housing in Tight Markets
Tenant Net- Rent Control resources for New York tenants
The Housing Project Independent Media Center
the Rental Source
UC-San Francisco On-Line Housing Services

Shopping Online (non-music) Innovative Baby Products
Barnes + Noble ( Books, Music, Magazines, Games computer, phone batteries Home Electronics
Best Checks Laser/Inkjet Computer Checks
BizRate- Compare Prices, Ratings, Best Deals
B+H Photo-Video-Imaging-Pro Audio Create, Buy & Sell Customizable Products- T-Shirts, Bumper Stickers, Mugs, More
Clevermoms Coupons and Coupon Codes
CNET - Shopping - Price Drops
Consumer Reports Online Consumer Product Reviews
Contact Lenses: Comparative Price Guide small appliances, cookware, gift baskets, cutlery, recipes
Cruise Direct | Book Your Cruise on Cruise Direct
dealnews Coupons!
Every major online shopping site has discounts that you can only use if you know the code to enter into your shopping cart. This list has dozens of those codes. Check here before checking out. - Educational kids books, software, toys for parents or teachers
eBay - The World's Online Marketplace Health Insurance, Medical Insurance, Individual
FedEx | Tracking - Find the lowest prices Buy & Sell Books, Textbooks, Music, Movies, Games... Health Insurance, Insurance Quotes Online - telecom accessories - J&R - Your source for Audio, Video, Electronics
Last Gasp
mySimon inc. - Comparison Shopping
Netflix: Rent as many DVDs as you want for flat fee
Very cool way to avoid video store trips and late fees. Unlimited streaming, or make a list of favorites and they mail you DVDs. After viewing, mail one back (they pay postage). They mail you a new one in a day or two. You always have a few on hand for as long as you want.
Nolo - DIY Law and Wills & Estate Planning Resource Center
OfficeMax.Com - Free Delivery
Omaha Steaks
Pacific Gas and Electric Company- Choose Your Own Natural Gas Supplier - Where pets go online!
Phone rates: comparisons
Phone rates: A Bell Tolls -Long Distance Telephone Rate monitor
Price Watch - Street Price Search Engine
REI - camping, hiking, cycling etc. - Online Appliance Parts & Help
Slãinte - yoga bags, hand bags, shoulder bags... - X10, Remote Security, Video
Snapfish- film developing
Stamps: Custom USPS PhotoStamps
Tech for Less: New, Refurbished, Open-box Computers, Laptops, Monitors, Electronics
ThinkGeek :: Electronics do it at home
UPS Package Tracking - FREE Business Cards
Waiters on Wheels - Great Wines, Gift Baskets, Vast Selection
Zazzle custom t-shirts and more

~Market Research Focus Groups

CLT Research Associates, Inc.
craigslist- et cetera jobs in san francisco
Fleischman Field Research, Inc. listed by city
G Focus Groups, Inc
MBS Internet
Plaza Research: Marketing Research Services
Quantum Consulting Inc.'s Market Research Center
Silent Way's list of San Francisco Focus Groups
Tragon Research

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