ShoppingBots and Online Shopping Resources 2014

ShoppingBots and Online Shopping Resources 2014 is a comprehensive listing of shoppingbot and online shopping/coupon resources and sites on the Internet.

These resources and sources will help you to discover the many pathways available to you through the Internet to find the latest shoppingbot resources and sites.

Selected ShoppingBots and Comparison Bots:

123PriceCheck
http://www.123pricecheck.com/

Abebooks: New Books, Used Books, Rare Books, Out-of-Print Books
http://www.abebooks.com/

AddALL Book Search and Price Comparison
http://www.addall.com/

AffordABook - Search for College Textbooks
http://www.affordabook.com/

All Book Stores - TextBook Search
http://www.allbookstores.com/textbooks

Amazon.com – Personalized Recommendations
http://www.amazon.com/

Become.com - Shopping Your Way Comparison Shopping Bot
http://www.become.com/

Best Book Buys – Textbook and Book Search
http://www.bestwebbuys.com/books/

BibliOZ - The Book Search Wizard
http://www.biblioz.com/

BidFind - LeapLightly
http://www.bidfind.com/

BigWords.com - Textbook Centric Price Comparison Site
http://bigwords.com/

BizRate Shopping Search
http://www.bizrate.com/

BookFinder – The Open Marketplace for Books Online
http://www.bookfinder.com/

BookFinder4U
http://www.bookfinder4u.com/

BooksPrice - Multiple Book Price Comparison
http://www.booksprice.com/

Bot Research
http://www.BotResearch.info/

BottomDollar
http://www.bottomdollar.com/

Bountii - Search Low Prices
http://bountii.com/

BoxedUp - Universal Social Wish List, Gift List and Shopping List
http://www.boxedup.com/

Buyer's Index - A Search Engine for Savvy Shoppers
http://www.buyersindex.com/

Calibex - Price Comparison Shopping - Comparison Shopping Sites
http://www.calibex.com/

Camera Deal Search
http://dealnews.com/c167/Electronics/Cameras/

CampusBooks.com - Compare Prices on New and Used College Textbooks
http://www.campusbooks.com/

Chambal.com - Compare Book Price and Buy
http://www.chambal.com/

ChangingThePresent - Changing the World One Gift At a Time
http://www.changingthepresent.org/

CheapBooks®
http://www.CheapBooks.com/

Ciao Shopping Intelligence - Price Comparisons and Product Reviews
http://www.ciao.com/

CNET Shopper
http://shopper.cnet.com/

Comparison Shop - All the Best Comparison Shopping Sites in One
http://www.comparisonshop.com/

Comparison Shopping Australia
http://www.getprice.com.au/

Craftsu - Buy and Sell Crafts
http://www.craftsu.com/

Deal Alerter - Pick Your Product, Name Your Price
http://www.dealalerter.com/

Dealio - Finding the Best Deal and Comparison Shopper
http://www.dealio.com/

Decide - Online Shopping Product Analysis, Alerts, Predictions and More
http://www.Decide.com/

Directtextbook.com - Shop for Textbooks
http://www.directtextbook.com/

DogPile®
http://www.dogpile.com/

Dohop.com - Search and Find Cheap Flights and Airline Tickets
http://www.dohop.com/

FareCompare – Flight Comparison
http://www.farecompare.com/

FetchBooks - New and Used Books
http://www.fetchbook.info/

GrubHub - Restaurant Food Delivery Search Engine
http://www.grubhub.com/

iDeal Chooser
http://idealchooser.com/

Ink Deal Search
http://dealnews.com/c269/Office-Supplies/Supplies/Printer-Supplies/

Invisible Hand - Automatically Gets You the Lowest Price On Shopping and Flights
http://www.getinvisiblehand.com/

ISBN.nu - Search for Books and Compare Prices
http://isbn.nu/

Kayak.com - Travel Prices and Availability
http://www.kayak.com/

Kelkoo ShoppingBot
http://www.kelkoo.com/

Macintosh Deal Search
http://www.dealmac.com/

Magazine Cost - Compare Prices of Discount Magazine Subscriptions
http://www.magazinecost.com/

MagazinePriceSearch.com
http://www.magazinepricesearch.com/

Mobissimo - Travel Search Engine
http://www.mobissimo.com/

mShopper® - Mobile Shopping Bot
http://www.mshopper.net/

MySimon - ShoppingBot
http://www.mysimon.com/

NowInStock - Product Availability Tracker and In Stock Notification
http://www.nowinstock.net/

NexTag – Compare Prices at Online Stores
http://www.nextag.com/

Octopart - Search Engine for Electronic Parts
http://octopart.com/

Open Directory – Price Comparisons
http://dmoz.org/Home/Consumer_Information/Price_Comparisons/

Pikimal - Best Buying Decisions
http://pikimal.com/

Pongr - Mobile Price Checking for Lowest Price While Shopping
http://pongr.com/

Price - Compare the Best Prices On the Web
http://www.price.com/

PriceAdvance - Price Comparison While You Are Shopping
http://www.PriceAdvance.com/

PriceAmbush - Price Drop Alerts
http://www.priceambush.com/

Price Comparison Shopping Portal – ShoppingBots
http://www.pricingcentral.com/

Price Grabber - Comparison Shopping Beyond Compare
http://www.PriceGrabber.com/

PriceInspector
http://www.priceinspector.co.uk/

Pricenoia - Get the Best Prices on Books, the International Way
http://www.pricenoia.com/

Price Spider - Searching For Low Prices
http://www.PriceSpider.com/

Pricetack - The Falling Price Marketplace
http://pricetack.com/

Price Watch® - Street Price SearchBot
http://www.pricewatch.com/

Pronto.com - Comprehensive Product Search Engine
http://www.pronto.com/

RAM Memory Deal Search
http://www.geeks.com/products.asp?cat=RAM

Ranardo - Search - Find - Buy - German ShoppingBot
http://www.ranardo.de/

RedFlagDeals.com - Canadian Shopping
http://www.redflagdeals.com/

RoboShopper
http://www.roboshopper.com/

ShopLocalTM - Weekly Ad, Sales, Deals, Discounts, Bargains and Specials
http://www.ShopLocal.com/

ShopMania - Price Comparisons in UK and Reviews
http://www.shopmania.co.uk/

ShopMania - Price Comparisons in US and Reviews
http://www.shopmania.com/

ShoppingBots
http://www.ShoppingBots.info/

ShoppingNotes - Shopping Bookmark Powered With Price Watch Engine
http://shoppingnotes.com/

ShoppingPal - Make Better Shopping Decisions
http://www.shoppingpal.com/

Shopping Search Engines
http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2048513/Shopping-Search-Engines

ShopSavvyTM - Shopping Assistant
http://shopsavvy.mobi/

ShopSort - Comparison Search Engine Shop Millions of Products From Thousands of Sites
http://shopsort.com/

ShopStyle - Fashion and Designer Shoes, Jewelry, Dresses and Clothes
http://www.shopstyle.com/

ShopWiki
http://www.shopwiki.com/

Shopzilla - Millions of Products From Thousands of Stores
http://www.shopzilla.com/

Smarter.com - Compare Prices and Products
http://www.smarter.com/

Smarter SMS - Compare Prices Through SMS
http://www.smarter.com/sms/

Sort Price ShoppingBot
http://www.SortPrice.com/

SpendFish - Find Amazon Deals
http://www.spendfish.com/

SpiderPic - Price-comparison Search Engine for Stock Photography
http://www.spiderpic.com/

StudentMarket.com - Textbook Price Comparisons
http://textbooks.studentmarket.com/

Swoogle - Semantic Bot
http://swoogle.umbc.edu/

TheFind - Search and Shop Products
http://www.thefind.com/

ThomasNet® - Find Companies and Product Information
http://www.thomasnet.com/

Tjoos.com - Smart Online Shopping
http://www.tjoos.com/

Travelaxe - Hotel Rate Comparison ShoppingBot
http://www.travelaxe.com/

Trollydolly - Price Comparisons and Online Shopping UK Based
http://trollydolly.co.uk/

viaLibri - Rare Books Resources and Search for Bibliophiles, Librarians and Collectors
http://www.vialibri.net/

Vimo - Comparison Shopping for Healthcare
http://www.vimo.com/

We Compare Books - Book Price Comparison Engine for Student Books
http://www.wecomparebooks.com/

WishMindr - Free Online Wishlist Maker and Reminder
http://wishmindr.com/

Woya - Side By Side Comparison, Matching Deals and Price Analysis
http://www.woya.com/


Selected Shopping Online Resources Including Coupons and Discounts Codes:

123Bargains.com - Online Shopping Deals, Bargains, Discounts, Rebates, and Coupons
http://www.123Bargains.com/

247Coupon.com - Online Coupons and Codes, Online Discount Coupons and Codes
http://www.247coupon.com/

a2zDeals.com - Free Coupon Codes, Coupons and Online Shopping Deals
http://www.a2zDeals.com/

Allconnect - Compare, Purchase and Connect All Your Home Services At One Time
http://www.allconnect.com/

All Online Coupons
http://www.allonlinecoupons.com/

BargainJack - Deals for Guys On Electronics, Computers, Tools and More
http://www.bargainjack.com/

Bargain Share
http://www.bargainshare.com/

BargainSpy - Bargains and Discounts - UK Based
http://www.bargainspy.co.uk/

Bazaarvoice - Online Customer Ratings and Reviews
http://www.bazaarvoice.com/

BestCovery - Discover the Best of Everything
http://www.bestcovery.com/

BizRate
http://www.bizrate.com/

Black Friday
http://www.bfads.net/

Black Friday Black Friday
http://www.blackfridayblackfriday.com/

BlackFriday.com – Black Friday Ads
http://blackfriday.com/

BlueFly
http://www.bluefly.com/

Boddit - Find Deals From Popular Bargain Hunting Websites
http://www.boddit.com/

Brand Central Station Coupons and Deals
http://www.brandcentralstationonline.com/

BuyersEdge - The Edge on the Widest Range of Consumer Electronics
http://www.BuyersEdge.com/

Buzzillions – More Than 17 Million Product Reviews
http://www.buzzillions.com/

BzzAgent - Word of Mouth Marketing and Media Network (WOM)
http://www.bzzagent.com/

Changing the Present - Changing the World One Gift at a Time
http://www.changingthepresent.org/

CityPockets - Your Personal Deal Organize
http://www.citypockets.com/

Compare UK Supermarket Prices
http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/

Confused.com - UK Financial Comparison Shopping Sites
http://www.confused.com/

Consumer World – Shopping Resources
http://www.consumerworld.org/pages/shopping.htm

Copious Coupons - Online Coupon Codes and Discount Codes
http://www.copiouscoupons.com/altindex.aspx

CostHelper
http://www.CostHelper.com/

Coupon Album
http://www.couponalbum.com/

CouponCabin - Save with Free Coupon Codes & Discounts
http://www.CouponCabin.com/

Coupon Cactus - Free Online Code and Discount Codes
http://www.couponcactus.com/

Coupon Chief
http://www.couponchief.com/

Coupon Code
http://www.CouponCode.com/

Coupon Commando - The Web's Best Deals and Online Coupons
http://www.couponcommando.com/

Coupon Cow GirlTM - Most Wanted Brands at Outlawed PricesTM
http://www.CouponCowGirl.com/

Coupon Craze - Coupons and Discount Codes
http://www.CouponCraze.com/

Coupon Flip – Online Coupons
http://www.couponflip.com/

Coupon Girl – Online Coupons and Promo Codes
http://www.yourcoupongirl.com/

Coupon Heaven
http://www.CouponHeaven.com/

CouponMeUp.com - Online Coupons, Coupon Codes and Online Shopping Discounts
http://www.couponmeup.com/

Coupon Mom - Grocery Coupons, Coupons, Free Samples, Online Coupons, Restaurant Coupons
http://www.CouponMom.com/

Coupon Mountain
http://www.couponmountain.com/

CouponRefund – Resource for Best Online Coupons and Discount Codes
http://www.CouponRefund.com/

Coupons at Checkout
http://couponfollow.com/checkout

Coupon Saver - Coupons, Coupon Codes and Promotional Codes
http://www.CouponSaver.org/

Coupons2Grab - Free Coupons, Online and Discount Coupon Codes
http://www.coupons2grab.com/

Coupons at Checkout
http://couponfollow.com/checkout

Coupons.com - Free Coupons, Print and Save
http://www.coupons.com/

Coupon Shack - Online Coupons and Promotional Codes for Discount Online Shopping
http://www.couponshack.com/

CouponSurfer - Free Online and Printable Coupons
http://www.couponsurfer.com/

CouponTrade - Buy and Sell Coupons
http://www.coupontrade.com/

Coupon Winner - Coupon Codes and Promotional Codes
http://www.couponwinner.com/

CouponXpress.com – Your Fastlane to Savings
http://www.CouponXpress.com/

CoupRecoup - Free Marketplace to Buy and Sell Local Deals
http://couprecoup.com/

CrowdStorm - Social Shopping 2.0
http://www.crowdstorm.com/

Current Codes - Find Promotional Codes, Discount Codes, Coupon Codes, and more for Your Favorite Online Stores
http://www.CurrentCodes.com/

CyberMondayDeals
http://www.offers.com/cyber-monday/

Cyber Monday - Online Shopping Deals and Coupons
http://www.CyberMonday.com/

DailyDeals - Online Coupons and Discounts
http://www.DailyDeals.com/

DaddyODeals - Free Coupons, Hot Deals and Online Bargains
http://www.daddyodeals.com/

DealAlert.com - Find Latest Coupons and Deals From Your Favorite Stores
http://www.dealalert.com/

DealBase.com - Resource of Analyzed Hotel Deals and Discounts
http://www.DealBase.com/

DealBurglar - Big Savings On Millions of Products
https://www.dealburglar.com/

DealDump - All Good Deals - All the Time
http://dealdump.com/

Dealery - Daily Deals Aggregator from Selected Cities
http://dealery.com/

DealExtrene - Cool Gadgets at the Right Price
http://dx.com/

Dealigg - Social Bargain Hunting
http://www.dealigg.com/

Dealio - Top Coupons and Deals In the Last 30 Days
http://www.dealio.com/coupons-deals/top/30days/

Deal Item - Deals and Coupons for Electronics and Tech
http://www.dealitem.com/

DealNews - News On Deals
http://www.DealNews.com/

DealRadar - Daily Deals and Local Offers
http://www.dealradar.com/

Deal Rocker - Deals and Coupons At One Place
http://www.DealRocker.com/

DealsDrive Coupon Script
http://www.dealsdrive.com/

DealTaker - Online Coupons and Deals
http://www.DealTaker.com/

DealWorker - Online Coupons and Codes, Promotion Codes, Price Drops and Free Shipping
http://www.dealworker.com/

Deals365.us - Discount Coupons, Coupon Codes and Promotional Codes
http://www.Deals365.us/

Deals of America
http://www.dealsofamerica.com/

DealsPlus - Hot Deals, Coupons, Compare Prices, Shopping, Reviews
http://www.dealspl.us/

DealTime
http://www.dealtime.com/

Deals2Buy – All About Savings
http://www.deals2buy.com/

eBates - Rebates, Cash Back, Doscount Coupons, Online Coupons
http://www.ebates.com/

eBay
http://www.ebay.com/

eComparison - Comparisons, Cashbacks and Voucher Codes
http://www.ecomparison.co.uk/

eDealStop.com - Coupons and Deals
http://www.eDealStop.com/

epinions
http://www.epinions.com/

Etsy - Your Place To Buy and Sell All Things Handmade
http://www.etsy.com/

FabulousSavings - Free Online Coupons, Printable Coupons, Promo Codes, Discounts and Store Coupons
http://www.fabuloussavings.com/

FatWallet - Online Coupons and Cash Back
http://www.fatwallet.com/

FindSavings - Online Coupons and Coupon Codes
http://www.findsavings.com/

FlamingoWorld Online Coupons and Discount Shopping
http://www.flamingoworld.com/

Free Coupons - Free Coupon Codes and Printable Coupons for Top Brands
http://www.freecoupons.com/

FreeShipping.org - Free Shipping Coupons & Coupon Codes
http://www.FreeShipping.org/

Frugal Internet Links
http://www.savvy-discounts.com/links/links_consumer_frugal.htm

Giddi - Product Rating Engine
http://www.giddi.com/

Glimpse - Women's Hottest Fashion and Style Shopping
http://www.glimpse.com/

GoodBazaar.com - Online Coupons, Coupon Codes and Discount Bargains
http://www.goodbazaar.com/

GoodGuide - Ratings of Natural Products, Green Products and Health Products
http://www.goodguide.com/

GoToDaily - Coupons, Coupon Codes, Promotional Code and Discounts
http://www.gotodaily.com/

GottaDeal.com - Hot Deals, Coupons and More
http://www.Gottadeal.com/

Groupon – Save 50% to 90%
http://www.Groupon.com/

Half.com
http://www.half.ebay.com/

Honey - Finds the Best Coupon Codes to Give You the Best Savings Online
http://www.joinhoney.com/

IceTab – Popular Home Improvement Products
http://www.IceTab.com/

IMshopping - Human Assisted Shopping, Questions and Answers
http://www.imshopping.com/

InsiderPages
http://www.InsiderPages.com/

Inventables - Material and Technology Marketplace
https://www.inventables.com/

Just Buy This One
http://www.justbuythisone.com/

Kaboodle - Social Shopping Community
http://www.kaboodle.com/

KeyCode - Online Coupon Codes, Discounts and Online Deals
http://www.keycode.com/

LiveDeal.com - Your Local Marketplace [Site Not Yet Operational]
http://www.LiveDeal.com/

Mighty Goods
http://mightygoods.com/

Money Saver Coupons Online
http://www.moneysavercouponsonline.com/

My Bargain Buddy
http://mybargainbuddy.com/

MyCoupons - Coupons and Coupon Codes for Discounts Everywhere
http://www.MyCoupons.com/

My Grocery Deals - Your FREE On-Line Source... for Huge In-Store Savings
http://www.mygrocerydeals.com/

MyJaco RSS Coupon Site
http://www.myjaco.com/rss.html
http://www.MyJaco.com/

MyReviewNow – Consumer Reviews and Reports
http://myreviewsnow.net/

NetMarket - Online Shopping With Discount Pricing - Bargain Electronics Superstore
http://www.netmarket.com/

nFluence - Digital Presence Interests Graph
http://www.nfluence.com/

Offer of the Day
http://www.offeroftheday.co.uk/

Online Coupon Codes and Promotional Codes
http://www.greatcoupons-online.com/index.php

Online Local Coupons
http://www.onlinelocalcoupons.com/

Online Shopping Links
http://gate8.com/online-shopping-links.htm

Online Shopping Directory
http://www.samizdat.com/shopping.html

Open Directory – Shopping
http://dmoz.org/Shopping/

OSOYOU - UK's First Social Fashion Shopping - Beauty and Celebrity Style
http://www.osoyou.com/

OverStock.com - Your Online Outlet
http://www.overstock.com/

Passwird - Deals and Bargains
http://www.passwird.com/

PicClick - Visual Shopping - Find Everything 100X Faster
http://www.PicClick.com/

Pikaba Social Shopping Online MerchantNetwork and Community Marketplace
http://www.pikaba.com/

Pikimal - Find the Best Fit for You
http://pikimal.com/

Pinching Your Pennies Forums - Screaming Grocery Deals by State
http://www.pinchingyourpennies.com/forums/index.php

PointerPages – Business Listings Made Easy
http://www.pointerpages.com/

Price Cuts - Reduced Price Products and Voucher Codes UK Based
http://www.pricecuts.co.uk/

PriceDash - Latest Discount Codes for UK Shops
http://www.PriceDash.com/

PriceHub - Actual Sales Prices for New and Used Cars
http://www.pricehub.com/

Price!pinx - Price Drop Alerts Made Easy
http://www.pricepinx.com/

Priceonomics - The Price Guide for Everything
http://priceonomics.com/

Product Reviews and Reports by Consumer Search
http://www.consumersearch.com/

ProductWiki - Unbiased Product Reviews
http://www.productwiki.com/

Promotional Codes - Promotional Codes from our favorite Online Stores
http://www.promotionalcodes.com/

Quidco - Web's Cashback Cooperative
http://www.quidco.com/

Rakuten – Shopping
http://www.rakuten.com/

Rather Be Shopping - Free Online Coupons and Links
http://www.rather-be-shopping.com/

RedPlum – Save.com Now
http://www.save.com/coupons/

Reevoo - Real Reviews from Real Customers
http://www.reevoo.com/

RetailMeNot - Coupon Codes for Online Stores
http://www.retailmenot.com/

Review Centre - Read Consumer Reviews and Price Comparisons on Thousands of Products and Services
http://www.reviewcentre.com/

Review Gist - They Read the Reviews So You Do Not Have To
http://reviewgist.com/

RewardsDB - Online Shopping Rewards
http://www.rewardsdb.com/

Rollback - Coupons for Online Stores
http://www.rollback.com/

Safe Shopping
http://www.safeshopping.org/

SalesCircular.com – What's on Sale at the Retail Stores this Week?
http://www.salescircular.com/

Saveology.com – Exclusive Dining and Movie Discounts
https://www.saveology.com/

Savings.com - Free Online Coupons, Discount Codes and Deals
http://www.savings.com/

Savoo.co.uk - Free Online Voucher Codes, Discount Codes, Promo Codes Savings
http://www.savoo.co.uk/

Shop.com
http://www.shop.com/

Shop It To Me - Free Personal Shopper for Clothes and Accessories
http://www.shopittome.com/

Shoppers Resource - Promotion Codes, Discount Codes, Online Coupons
http://www.shoppersresource.com/

Shopping.com
http://www.shopping.com/

Shopping Bargains - Online Coupon Code and Discounts for 1,500+ Online Stores
http://www.shopping-bargains.com/

Shopping Deals
http://www.shopping-deals.com/

Shopping UK Google
https://www.google.co.uk/shopping

Shopping US Google
https://www.google.com/shopping

SlickDeals
http://www.slickdeals.net/

SlickDeals Drugstore/Grocery Deals Forums
http://slickdeals.net/forums/

Smart Bargains
http://www.smartbargains.com/

Smash Deals & Coupons
http://www.smashdeals.com/

SplashShopper - Ultimate Smart List Manager You Can Take With You
http://www.splashdata.com/splashshopper/index.htm

Spoofee - Best Deals, Freebies and Coupons Every Day
http://www.spoofee.com/

StoreCrowd - Coupon and Deal Sharing for the Masses
http://storecrowd.com/

Stylehive - Connecting Stylish People, Hot Trends and Products
http://www.stylehive.com/

Super Pages
http://www.superpages.com/

SusieSays - Shop, Compare Prices, Read Reviews, Find Free Coupons
http://www.susiesays.com/

Svpply - Find Products You Want Through People You Like
https://svpply.com/

Swap.com - Swap Your Items Worldwide
http://www.swap.com/

TechBargains
http://www.techbargains.com/

The Bargainist - Deals, Sales and Coupons
http://www.bargainist.com/

The Budget Fashionista
http://www.thebudgetfashionista.com/

The Deal Today
http://www.TheDealToday.com/

TheFind – Coupons
http://coupons.thefind.com/

ThisNext - Shopcasting Network
http://www.thisnext.com/

Tjoos.com - More Coupons ... Less Crap
http://www.tjoos.com/

UltimateCoupons.com
http://www.ultimatecoupons.com/

ValPak - Coupons and Savings In Your Neighborhood
http://www.valpak.com/coupons/home

Valuepia - Price Comparison Network
http://www.valuepia.com/

Want - Find Desired Products Hand-Selected By a Community of Shoppers
http://wanttt.com/

Wicked Vouchers from Thousands of UK Retailers
http://www.wickedvouchers.co.uk/

WiredDeals
http://www.WiredDeals.com/

Wishpot - Wishlist, Registry and Price Alerts and Fundraising Tool
http://www.wishpot.com/

Wists - Social Shopping Scrapbook and Wishlist
http://www.wists.com/

Wize.com - Product Reviews From People Like You
http://www.wize.com/

Woot - One Day, One Deal
http://www.Woot.com/

xpBargains - Best Source of Best Tech Deals
http://www.xpbargains.com/

Yahoo Shopping
http://shopping.yahoo.com/

ZingSale - Alerts for Sales, Deals, Discounts and Bargains
http://www.ZingSale.com/

Group Buying and Collective Bargaining Resources:

eSwarm
http://www.eSwarm.com/

Store Mob – Product Comparisons and Shopping In a Group
http://storemob.com/

Notes and Suggestions for Virtual Shopping

Whether your gift list is ready or you're wondering how long you can wait to start your holiday shopping, the Federal Trade Commission has online tips to help you get the best deals. The bottom line: Some extra research can really pay off:

Set a Budget. Create a gift list and check it twice to help you stay on track and not overspend.

Decide What Matters. Especially if you're buying gadgets, know what your "must-have" features are vs. those that are just nice to have.

Use Search Engines. Type a company or product name into your search engine with terms like "review," "complaint" or "scam" to find out more about it.

Read Reviews Online. Reviews from other people, experts, and columnists can give you an idea of how a product performs. But don't put all of your trust in one review.

Consider Reputation. A brand's reputation for quality and good customer service can really pay off.

Check Comparison Shopping Sites. They connect to many retailers selling the same product, sometimes at significantly different prices. Keep shipping costs in mind.

Consider Coupons. Some companies offer discounts via e-mail, and some websites collect and list codes for free shipping and other discounts. Search for the store with terms like "discount," "coupon" or "free shipping."

Read Return Policies. Not all stores have the same rules. Some charge fees for return shipping or restocking things like electronics.

Decide How to Pay. When you shop online, credit cards can offer extra protections.

Look for a Secure Checkout. Does the website start with https (the "s" stands for secure) when you're checking out?

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For hassle-free online shopping, keep records like e-mails and online receipts in case there's a problem. Also, make sure you know who you're dealing with and protect your personal and financial information, since anyone can set up shop online under almost any name. Learn more about safe shopping online at http://onguardonline.gov/articles/0020-shopping-online. Now go shop with your Bot until You Drop!!