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It is no longer embarrassing to demand a price check on Aisle 9, it is your duty as a consumer. Getting a good bargain shows savvy. Getting ripped off is an indicator of laziness and impatience. Peruse Sarah Crim and Gwen Moulton’s new guide to saving money in and around D.C., Washington Frugal Mania, and find some caches for good deals, like the British Embassy’s resale list, where diplomats post cheap, relatively new furniture for the highest bidder before the Concorde floats them home on official business. If you stay in this town long enough, you might fill your home by skimming goodies off the transient, expense account-happy population. But check your hometown loyalty: Tell enough of your friends about the treasure troves in D.C. that they stay in business, but don’t tell the transients—they’ll plunder your fun. Crim and Moulton discuss their tricks at 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 3040 M St. NW. FREE. (202) 965-9880. (Ginger Eckert)