Buying Tips and Hints


Online and offline always always always ask for a discount. Many time they have one but will not tell you unless you ask for it. This goes for travel, hotel reservations, clubs, retail stores (even chains) and all online buying (see below)

On buying online for a “sales page”, always back out of a sales page (even the 2nd sales page) to see what they will offer. Sometimes you have to go all the way to the checkout cart and then try and back out before they give you their best offer, how do I know this….. I’ve found they would rather give it to you for half or less rather than lose a sale.

Whenever you’re buying anything, with the exception of Amazon, eBay and large ecommerce sites, you should never purchase until you’ve copied that product name and Googled (product name) discount coupon. Again, many times you will get a significant discount by finding a discount code to use on checkout. Make sure they are as current as possible. Try product name or company name.

Today manufacturers are demanding that sellers show the authorized price on their websites, but many times (I have done this) if you call directly and order they give you a significant discount on the product which they can’t publicly advertise.

Is your home and vehicle able to withstand an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)?

CPG spent a year studying EMPs back in 2018. I’ve done quite a bit of research on ways to try to ensure that our vehicles still operate despite an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse), which can be generated by solar flares and various weapons. Here’s the book By Dr. Arthur T. Bradley that we studied on this subject a few years ago. If you haven’t read it, I recommend it:

After looking over a few options available to hopefully prevent such events from disabling our transportation, Dr. Bradley has the best products and easiest-to-install products I could find, at the best prices, to boot. His system is explained in his videos here, where he also covers the testing he’s done to ensure they actually work:

Vehicles are protected using three products: T.R.A.P.s, T.R.A.P.-Bs, and High-saturation Car Ferrites

The T.R.A.P.™ Transient (sudden electrical spikes) Reducing Auxiliary Plug is a multi-purpose transient protection device. Each plug contains a 5,000-watt transient voltage suppression device with < 1 picosecond (ultra-fast) turn on time! The T.R.A.P.™ is super easy to install – just plug into the 12-Volt auxiliary receptacle (aka cigarette lighter). The device is 3″ long, so please ensure there is room to insert the plug. You should ideally put 2 of these in your car if you have more than one receptacle. (If you need your receptacle for other purposes, just buy a low-cost double receptacle, like this. )

The T.R.A.P.™-B contains the same 5,000-watt transient voltage suppression device in a form factor that can be easily connected across a vehicle’s battery terminals.

High-saturation ferrites can also be installed with no tools on the battery wires to reduce high-frequency current transients. You should get 2 of these, one for each wire.