Looking for a bargain? Shop on the Web (updated).

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There are bargains out there … you just need to know where to look. These are some of the best sites:

Online Coupons:

  • RetailMeNot.com: One of the largest coupon collections on the web, usually the most up-to-date coupons available.
  • CouponCabin.com: variety of online coupons

Printable/downloadable local coupons:

  • ValPak.com: miss a coupon from the newspaper? Chances are it was through ValPak and you can print it direct here.
  • RedPlum.com: another source for printable coupons
  • Upromise.com: a different type of coupon service where you can save money and save for college.
  • MommySavesBig: collection of printable national coupons for in-store use

Planning your Shopping Route:

  • HopStop.com: need to combine a trip with trains, subways & buses? HopStop with do it.  Also has great maps and city guides.

Computers & Electronics:

  • Techbargains.com: one of the original sources for those infamous Dell coupons.
  • DealHack.com: very broad selection of bargains, especially those crazy Amazon Friday deals.

Bargain shopping/comparison sites (be sure to check the vendor’s website ratings below!):

  • Froogle/Google Shopping: one of the best deal finders on the web
  • Yahoo Shopping: more than just Yahoo storefronts, this service now pulls info from major websites too.
  • MSN Shopping: not to be left out, MSN’s shopping service is growing.
  • CheapUncle.com: affiliated with couponcabin.com, one of the newer shopping sites
  • Shopping.com: one of the original shopping services
  • PriceGrabber.com: the other original shopping service
  • ebay.com: look for PowerSellers with a very high feedback rating! Many companies now sell refurbished equipment direct to the consumer through ebay.

Website Ratings:

  • ResellerRatings.com: is that online price too good to be true, check the ratings of that seller here.
  • Bizrate.com: one of the first rating services for online storefronts
  • NexTag.com: another rating service for online storefronts
  • Froogle/Google Shopping: Google now collects customer reviews and displays them for various sources

The web is the great equalizer. Anyone can put up a website and compete for customers. If you are purchasing from a NEW vendor, be sure to Google “review [vendor’s website]” before you commit to a purchase. This is especially true with electronic/camera vendors. At least check ou the vendors website ratings above.

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