Saturday, April 30, 2011

Awesome Shopping Sites...

This week I want to talk about shopping. I like getting new things, but I'm not a big fan of spending hours on browsing around stores and I am certainly not a fan of dishing out my hard earned cash without knowing I got a good deal. So this week I will tell you all about the websites I use to alleviate some of the shopping headaches out there.

And if you are thinking... "I love to shop, this posting probably isn't for me"... you are wrong. If you enjoy shopping, that is all well and good. But do your browsing and key in on the item that you want and write them down. That way you can plug that info into the good ol' internet box and get those items for much cheaper.

Let's start:

Woot.com- By far one of my most visited deal sites. It is one item each day on the main site and they also have branched into kids.woot.com, shirt.woot.com, wine.woot.com, and deals.woot.com that offer their own deals on items. Also, about once a month Woot has a woot-off, which means they are just cleaning up the warehouse and they offer flash deals many times, for a day or two, on items that were already for sale.... It's really fun to watch try and get good stuff on Woot-off days!

Amazon.com- I am a huge fan of Amazon. I don't think anyone needs an explanation of what it is. The sheer size of the organization allows them the ability to offer the lowest price on most items you may be looking for. However, a lot of people have not heard of http://www.warehousedeals.com/ which is a deep discount side of Amazon. When things are returned and inspected to still be in working order or if Amazon has a ton on hand they will discount them heavily, so its fun to browse through the items and see if there are any items worth snagging.

Gottadeal.com- Here is another deal site. This one, the Amazon warehouse, and Woot are not ideal if you as I previously mentioned, have something specific you are looking for, but they still might have what you need and you might not have even known you needed it. And this is called consumerism (not the protection of the rights of consumers definition).

Pronto.com- This site searches several different retail sites and displays prices, so you know you are getting the least expensive price possible. Another site I use for this is google's shopping search. Because it's all about getting the lowest price and spending the least amount of time to find it.

Plasticjungle.com- This is for all of you that like to give giftcards as gifts or even a way to save money if you know you are going to spend X amount at a certain store. You can get giftcards for discounted prices. The only disadvantage is that a lot of them are e-codes, so you have to be careful about what you are purchasing if you are indeed planning on gifting the card.

Well... These are my favorites. I try not to spend a lot of money on myself, but when I do, it's imperative that I get the best price. And I know that a lot of you readers are extremely frugal like me, so I hope this information finds you well. As always, if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask!

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