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Patty's Online Shopping Places

On this page, I'm going to share some of my favorite places to shop online. I have them all bookmarked! For me, favorite sites fall into 2 classifications. They are:

Websites For Finding the Best Price - Other Favorite Websites

Websites For Finding the Best Price

In my opinion, one of the best things about shopping on the Internet is price comparison websites. These are sites where you search for the exact item you are looking for, and the search results will come back with the online stores which carry the item & the prices the store charges. On one site, you can also opt to have shipping & handling calculated, so you get an exact idea of what the item will cost. My personal favorite is Bizrate.com.

I find these sites best for more expensive items. For example, I found an amazing set of speakers for my computer for less than half the price I would have paid at a large discount electronics chain.

Beware

Everyone knows you need to be careful when shopping online. Another reason I like these types of sites is that they have user ratings. So...if a site is selling your desired item for a great price, but they have a sad face for a rating don't shop there!

Other Favorite Websites

For less expensive items, I use the typical, popular websites that most other people use. I will describe some of these.

Amazon.com

I buy most of my books & DVD's at Amazon.com. I tried comparing prices, & Amazon usually sells these for a good price- if not the best price. I buy tons of DVD's, so I shop at Amazon a lot. I also like the fact that you have the option of buying used items for less money, although I've never used this option.

My favorite thing about Amazon is their wish list. I can put something in my wish list, & when I have the money I can go back & buy it. Very handy for me, & I'm sure it doesn't hurt them either. Oh, I also forgot to mention that they frequently have free shipping.

Meritline.com

Meritline.com sells lots of computer gadgets. I found them while using a price comparison website. I bought a zip drive from them for 11 dollars. They had it at a wonderful price & the shipping was free. I got the item very quickly, & am still very satisfied with it.

I'm a teacher, so sometimes I need to buy things super cheap. This way I can let students use it & if it breaks or gets lost, it's no big deal. I've had it for 2 years now & it still works great.

Hammett.com

Hammett's used to be a very popular teacher's store. Everyone went there for all their classroom needs. Then all of a sudden they closed, & you could only buy things from their website. Their selection was very poor once they became an online store.

Now they are out of business from what I understand. It is a mystery to me how a store so huge & so popular could go out of business just like that.

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