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Bargain Hunter's Secrets to Online Shopping

   by Michael Miller

    11 May, 2004


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Editorial description(s):

About the Author
Michael Miller has written more than 50 nonfiction books over the past 15 years. His books for Que include Absolute Beginner's Guide to eBay, Absolute Beginner's Guide to Launching an eBay Business and Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics. He is known for his casual, easy-to-read writing style and his ability to explain a wide variety of complex topics to an everyday audience.You can email Mr. Miller directly at
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Book Description

Shopping. For some, it is a veritable sport. For others, it is a dreaded experience which they try to avoid at all costs. No matter which group you fit in to, chances are when you do shop you're looking for a bargain. Bargain Hunter's Secrets to Online Shopping is your one-stop-shop for finding the best bargains on the Internet in over 35 shopping categories. Over 1000 of the best Web sites for online bargain shopping are listed in this comprehensive, how-to guide. Nervous about making purchases online? You'll also learn how to identify reputable merchants, how to shop safely and the best ways to pay for an online purchase. Let your fingers do the walking through this guide and the world's largest shopping mall!

Reader review(s):

starts from scratch, October 14, 2004
Miller gives a nice, very lightly technical guide to effective online shopping. To someone like you, maybe, who has never bought online, it can seem like a forbidding new world. So what Miller does is step through the fundamentals. Starting with a chapter giving a general guide to what you can expect at many online websites. One key thing you should realise is that the payment by credit card is really no different from traditional real world usage. Nor, despite everything you might read about online fraud, is it any riskier. But he does also go into describing those frauds.

He also gives brief but effective coverage of major online sites. Like Amazon and eBay. On the subject of using eBay, you can find entire books devoted to this. Miller's is more succinct, and is more than adequate to get you started on eBay, if you so desire.

The second half of the book is an appendix of useful websites, grouped by their main interests. A little mundane to experienced surfers. But perhaps not to you.

Valuable Resource For OnLine Shopping, January 31, 2005
This book is all about how to shop on line and search for bargains. You will learn valuable secrets, find online coupons and find the list of more than 1,000 online merchants.

Chapter 5 is about hunting for the lowest price for an item that you wish to purchase. The top five price comparison sites are: BizRate, Froogle, mySimon, and Yahoo! Shopping. Other sites are: AimLower, CheapestRate, CompareSite, FindAll, PriceMix and EveryBookstore.

Chapter 6 is about finding rebates, coupons, promotions and cash-back programs. Places to find online cash-back programs are: askmrrebates, ebates, morerebates, paydrop, qdeals, rebateshare and simplerebates. Places to find online coupons are bargainboardwalk, couponmountain, slickdeals, totaldeals and ecoupons.

George MacPherson Reid (Hamden)

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