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Freefoto.com allows free use of the photos for non-commerical Web sites as long as a live link is provided with their name.

AskJeeves.com

Our man Jeeves is a dignified and noble fellow, to be sure, but even he lets his, ahem, hair down every now and again. But who is the man behind the chalkstriped waistcoat? What are his hobbies? And what sorts of questions do people ask of him? All this and more as we endeavor to get jiggy with the unflappable Jeeves.

BizRate

BizRate is operated by Shopzilla, a leading comparison shopping service founded in 1996. The company's mission is to enable shoppers to quickly and easily find compare and buy anything, sold by virtually anyone, anywhere. Each month, Shopzilla connects millions of consumers with thousands of stores. In June 2006, Shopzilla attracted over 18.9 million unique visitors according to ComScore. Shopzilla also operates the BizRate consumer feedback network that collects millions of consumer reviews of stores and products each year.

Bottom Dollar Savings from Pricing Central

. . . PricingCentral.com, your online price comparison shopping portal, indexes all the best price search engines and online shopping bots into a comprehensive directory to help you find the right price comparison shopping agents each time you shop.

BillSaver

. . . helps consumers lower their everyday household expenses and has been used by millions of consumers for finding prices on such things as cell phone service and insurance products.

Consumer Reports

. . . provides buying advice, product performance differences, and an interactive worksheet for comparison shopping.

Consumer World

. . . has a collection of some of the best online consumer resources.

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eBay

. . . the world's leader in auctions, but beware. When buying, use the rules of survival as if visiting a different country.

ePinions

. . . is a very helpful shopping site featuring online product reviews.

Etsy

. . . focuses on handmade and vintage items for sale.

Froogle Shopping Service

. . . is provided by Google's spidering software that crawls the Internet, automatically identifying Web pages that offer products for sale. These are the pages Froogle searches when the name of an item to shop for is entered. Froogle also includes product information submitted electronically by merchants. If a business owner is interested in providing information about their product to Froogle as a data feed, please visit Froogle's Information for Merchants page.

Groupon

". . . uses the power of numbers to present outrageous discounts on products and services available in your local area. When enough people commit to buying, the deal is on." - PCWorld, February 2011

MySimon

. . . has been the winner of numerous awards and accolades for its comprehensive, easy-to-use service, MySimon was rated the "Forbes Favorite in Comparison Shopping."

Overstock.com

. . . has become one of the online shopping leaders in a market and estimates it is valued at $60 billion in the United States. Overstock.com's says its grossed merchandise sales have blossomed from $1.8 million in 1999 to nearly $70 million in 2001. Overstock calculates that, since launching the site in October 1999, Overstock.com has saved consumers more than $100 million off the retail prices recommended by manufacturers.

PriceGrabber

. . . not only provides product pictures, descriptions, and specifications, but also offers you with the "lowdown" featuring user-provided merchant information along with product ratings and narratives that helps you better understand the product you are buying and the merchant that is offering it to you for sale.

But best of all, PriceGrabber's price is the real "BottomLinePrice," which estimates 1.) price plus 2.) total delivery cost 3.) including applicable sales tax 4.) and shipping charges based on your delivery address. That's WYSIWYG service . . . what you see is what you get.

Repair Clinic

. . . has a collection of some of the best online consumer resources.

PriceWatch

. . . is a great site for checking on the lowest prices for computer products.

Shopping.com

Find, compare, and buy anything in seconds.

Yahoo! Shopping

Yahoo! Shopping empowers the consumer to easily compare product prices and features across thousands of merchants. In Yahoo! Shopping, one can browse or search for the items they need and easily compare prices from different Yahoo! Store merchants selling the same item.

Zulily.com

Shopping here is like opening a new treasure chest every day. You never know exactly what you'll uncover, but you know gems are waiting. The day's bounty might be whimsical. Classic. Trendy. Eco-friendly. Educational. Or just plain cute. One thing never changes: Our Team searches far and wide to find the best deals for you.

 

Online Enhanced Shopping Sites

Amazon Prime - (Annual Fee as of Dec. 2012 - $79.00*)

- FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items
- No minimum order size
- Unlimited instant streaming of the rental of movies and TV shows with Prime Instant Videos
- A Kindle book to borrow for free each month from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library

* c/net reports you can get limited time discount using amazon/mom, amazon/student, or mergering up to four other family members under one membership available under the "account" menu.

CurrentCodes

. . . "Currentcodes.com has a full-time staff of trained individuals whose only job is to find new coupon codes and discount codes and verify the accuracy of the existing database. We don't flood you with ads and we don't throw deals in your face. No hype, just current codes. Many ask why we don't list deals and sales for the stores in our database. We choose to focus our attention on coupon codes only, because our mission is to have absolutely the best coupon code database on the Internet."

CyberMonday

. . . "Save time and money by shopping online at the new and improved CyberMonday.com. Get special offers including free shipping at hundreds of merchants during the holidays and throughout the year. On the day of Cyber Monday there will be hourly specials and exclusives from your favorite online retailers. Sneak peeks of the hourly deals will be shared via email alerts so make sure to sign up for special savings and the latest offers."

DailyDeals

. . . "In an effort to provide our customers with a larger variety of deals, we’ve changed the focus, look, and feel of DailyDeals.com. We no longer showcase a single deal a day. Instead, we are now offering you a wide range of the best deals on the web for you to explore, buy, and share with your friends. Every day, you'll find more and more deals from your favorite merchants and retailers. And this is just the beginning. We've only scratched the surface of all the bargains we’ll find for you and we won’t stop improving any time soon. You’ll want to visit us every day and watch DailyDeals.com grow into the premier savings destination that you can’t resist bookmarking."

Decide

. . . "We started Decide.com with one person in mind: You. We're not influenced by advertisers or retailers, and don't receive payment for the products we recommend. We're supported through the membership of our users. We've raised $8.5M in venture capital from Madrona Venture Group, Maveron, and angel investors. Decide was co-founded by Internet search pioneer Oren Etzioni. (As of Dec. 2012, membership fee is $2.50.)

DealNews

. . . "We scour over 2,000 online retailers and tens of thousands of deals to deliver the best 200+ deals each and every day — the kinds of deals you'd normally only see on Black Friday. We verify that each deal is valid, the lowest total price we could find, and from a reputable retailer. Then and only then do we post it for you. We take getting a bargain seriously, and then share what we find with you."

FatWallet

. . . "We take the best deals and make them better by offering easy-to-use shopping solutions that help you search and find the right things at the right price, right now. There’s value here for everyone. Sign up for FREE today so you don't miss out on any more savings than you already have. "

Gottadeal

. . . "Our goal is and has always been to provide you with the best deals and coupons for many of your favorite online and offline retailers. Our site is updated several times each day with new deals and coupons, so please bookmark the site and come back often for the latest deals. In addition, we have one of the largest message boards online dedicated to saving you money in all aspects of your daily life. Our motto is "Why Pay Retail?" and we run the site with that in mind. We believe you should do whatever possible to save money whenever you are purchasing something, whether it be online or in a local store, and we're here to help you be successful with that goal."

Invisible Hand - (Brower add-on for pricing on travel needs.)

. . . "InvisibleHandshows a discreet notification when there are lower prices available on the product, flight, hotel or rental car you're shopping for. It gives you a link directly to the lowest price."

Lyst

. . . "partner with thousands of the world's leading brands, boutiques and department stores, so you can follow your favorites all from one place. By following a brand or store, we let you know whenever one of their items is new in or goes on sale so you never miss a thing. " - See Lyst's Sizing Chart

PriceBlink - (Browser Shopping Add-On for FireFox, Google, IE, and Safari.)

. . . "Think of the free PriceBlink browser add-on as your personal shopping assistant that finds the lowest prices when you shop online. Shop with confidence knowing that you have found the best deal possible. When you are viewing a product, PriceBlink automatically scans over 4,000 merchants for lower prices. Whatever you are shopping for - from apparel to appliances, or toys to tools - PriceBlink has you covered."

PricePinx - (Browser Shopping Add-On for FireFox, Google, IE, and Safari.)

. . . "Price Pinx is an easy, quick and convenient solution to for you to receive price drop email alerts for any product on almost any website. It is very simple and easy to use and of course the service is for free! Of course you do not have the time to keep an eye on the price and save if it drops! We monitor the price and send you a price drop alert email."

SlickDeals - (Browser Shopping Add-On for FireFox, Google, IE, and Safari.)

. . . "Founded in 1999, Slickdeals.net is a free, user-driven deal sharing site with a mission to provide consumers an avenue to collaborate and share information in order to make the best shopping decisions. Slickdeals achieves this by providing its users a forum for communication and various shopping tools. Slickdeals.net prides itself on being user and community focused, never allowing paid placement for frontpage deal listings."

RetailMeNot - (Coupon site with apps.)

- Browse Top Coupons, Popular Stores, and Categories listings
- Get deal alerts while shopping at your favorite malls
- Get thousands of online and in-store coupons to your favorite stores
- Save coupons for later.

Woot - (Coupon site with apps.)

. . . "Woot is a gaggle of unique companies. Or half a gaggle, at least. Woot Services LLC operates the websites (as seen across the top of this page) and keeps the motor purring. Woot Workshop LLC provides creative content and mans the stereo for the ride. And Woot, Inc. sells the merchandise and pays for the gas. The aforementioned websites, of which Woot.com is the alpha URL, specialize in great new deals every day. They encourage (almost) unfiltered community discussion about that cheap stuff, starting with our own outrageous product descriptions."

Other Coupon Sites

bradsdeals.com
thedailygreen.com
couponcabin.com

 

Product Reviews

Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM)

. . . provides user with product buying considerations with explainations for ratings such as Btu and energy effiiciency.

c/net - Research Consumer Electronics

. . . C/NET shows you the exciting possibilities of how technology can enhance and enrich your life. We provide you with information, tools, and advice that help you decide what to buy and how to get the most out of your tech.

 

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