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Biz Stone, Twitter‘s founder, will visit Israel in the end of the month. As a member of his visit planning committee, I’ve decided to write how Twitter could be used in every day life. This is the first post in the series.

If you are using Twitter regularly you already know how powerful it is. Here are some tips on how to buy for less using Twitter:

1. Before you decide what to buy – ask your followers. I do it on a daily basis. For example, I was debating whether to buy Canon 5D Mark II or Canon 7D. Twitter to the rescue! I asked a question and received answers with detailed points of consideration before choosing my next camera.

2. Find out what’s the best price – after you decided what to buy it’s time to ask followers how much they paid for it. You will be surprised how much prices vary.

3. Get better deals when buying products – a friend of mine twitted from his bank, while negotiating a loan, asking his followers how much intrest they are paying. Needless to say, he got pretty good rates….

4. Show your dissatisfaction – I was unhappy with my ISP. I twitted about it, and was immediately contacted by their customer service. Quicker then waiting for someone to pick the phone, that’s for sure.

5. Recommend products to your followers – every time I am happy with a service or product, I let my followers know about it. I think it is a kind of good twitter karma to do so.

Feel free to follow me on Twitter, and follow #bizil for more information about Biz Stone’s Israel Tour.