Cheap Online Shopping
Finding cheap online shopping bargains nowadays is part art and part know-how. Once you acquire the know-how, the art will come naturally, and you'll never want to pay full retail prices at brick-and-mortar stores again.One of the first things you'll learn is that a big part of finding cheap online shopping bargains is knowing how to do a little quick-and-dirty research on whatever product you're planning to purchase, or class of products, be it clothing, furniture, office supplies, or even a generic category like Christmas gifts.The best starting point is a review website - but use one of the truly objective ones, not the kind that pitch products in return for affiliate fees (there are thousands of those out there, often advertised in Google's "sponsored results" column with headings like, "Don't Buy Until You Read Our Reviews.Probably the most reliable product review sites are ConsumerReports.org, Epinions.com, and ConsumerSearch.com. Just enter the product you're shopping for in the website's search box and, presto! -- back come a number of consumer reviews. These should help you considerably in selecting the specific brand names of products you want to buy. Next comes price research. Where can you get the best prices on those selected brand names?Well, there are also comparison sites for this, too, believe it or not. The best known - and also probably the best -- are PriceGrabber.com, BizRate.com, and Froogle.com. There are a lot others, of course. But these have the great virtue of being objective - they don't accept payment from manufacturers for their listings.By spending a little time on these sites comparing prices, you'll probably be able to save some serious money compared to what you'd pay in retail outlets. Try it - you'll see why online shopping is taking off in the US.You can save even more by using rebates and/or coupons. With rebates you purchase a product, submit a claim and get some of your money back. But will rebates be available on your particular product? It may be, no matter what it is. Try checking out rebatesHQ.com. Just enter the product's or manufacturer's name and see if anyone is offering rebates on it - simple as that.