Anna (bcmom) wrote,
Anna
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Online Shopping - Finding the Best Deals

Whether I'm shopping in a store or shopping online, my goal is usually to find the best deal possible.  Sometimes it really is best to shop in a store, but oftentimes, the best deal is found online.  It's certainly a lot simpler to compare prices and deals when shopping online.  Instead of running all over town from one store to the next, you can simply visit the online retailers.  Even better is to use a shopping comparison engine like ShopWiki.  They include all online retailers, and all you have to do is search for the item you're looking for to find a list of all the stores that carry it along with the prices for each - making it really easy to see where you're going to get the best deal.  It works really well here in the US and is also rapidly expanding overseas to areas like Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain.

If you're not sure exactly what you want, there are some helpful buying guides to help.  There are gift guides for holidays and special occasions, a Green Guide that includes information about organic wines, Energy Star appliances, vegan living and more, and guides for clothing, accessories, electronics, jewelry and more.  Since our daughter is expecting her first child and has been looking for a crib, I had to check that one out.  It's been a while since I had babies, so I don't necessarily know or remember what you need to know when you're buying a crib.   Safety guidelines have changed, too.  We bought a used crib when she was born, but that's not really an option now, making it really important to find the best deal on a new one - one that they can afford but will be safe for the baby and will last.

Sometimes when I'm shopping online, I get bogged down in user reviews and in checking and double-checking prices and looking for coupon codes.  I love sites that make it easier for me to get that done more quickly and easily.
Tags: 03/11, savings, shopping
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