Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Shopping Online & Getting the Best Deal

I do a lot of shopping online. My family would probably say I have a bit of a problem because a package seems to arrive for me everyday from somewhere. I really need to get a P.O. box to avoid an intervention.

Anyway, when I shop online I do a lot of research to find just what I want at the best price.  So I wanted to pull together a few thoughts that might come in handy for your online shopping escapades.

Searching for the best price - When I first begin my search, I visit Bizrate to get a baseline for what the price landscape might look like for a particular item. This site scrapes the web for all the places the product is being sold and gives you a price range.  I then visit the brand's website directly, do a quick drive-by on Amazon and then do a quick search on Ebay.  You'd be surprised at the price range that exists for some products. Getting the lowest price isn't hard if you do your research.

Getting Ideas - If  I have something in mind that I want but don't have a brand or design in mind, I will visit  Pinterest for ideas.  Just enter what you are looking for in the search bar and ideas will be presented to you immediately. It is also a great way to see the latest looks.

Finding Something Unique - I love to have cool things that no one else has.  I really get a kick out of someone asking where I got something.  And more often than not, when this happens it is something that I bought on Etsy, a online marketplace for handmade and vintage items.  If you are looking for unique household items, one-of-a-kind jewelry or other accessories, you have found your home.  The site is quite addictive, but can also be inspiring.  If you don't find exactly what you want, there is likely a seller on Etsy who will make it custom for you.  

Enough blogging for now, back to some online shopping.  Let the games begin!


  1. I'm so, so scared of Pinterest. I feel like I already give up embarrassing amounts of time to social networks and I just can't bring myself to do it...I know I'd be hooked!

    1. I understand. But it will "speak" to you. I promise!

  2. Agreed. It will, Lib. I can see you with rapper t's and bling only you should have. Perhaps you should start a mock RRHW profile... that way, there's no shame...

  3. Agree online platform is good but a good research on the product which we are about to buy is also necessary.
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