Once I have decided on what I want to purchase (retail, online, or otherwise), I will usually go to one or more of the many shopping assistant websites out there. My favorites include
Those should keep you busy for awhile but just know that there are many, many more.
There can be significant price differences for the same items between websites. Again, it is important to check out a seller by reputation and to consider shipping costs. I never select the lowest price without using a little common sense on knowing that the sites are legitimate and that my personal information is secure. (Look for an https: in the browser address bar or look for the lock icon on your screen).
There are a lot of scams out there so I urge you to use protection and precautions when shopping online, chatting online, banking online, and even emailing online. There are many ways to encrypt your online transactions and communications. Look into them. The topic goes beyond the scope of this discussion but you can check your favorite search engines on encryption.
For now I just wanted to introduce you to the online shopping comparison sites. I’d sure welcome any that you’re aware of.
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