Friday, December 31, 2010

Selected ShoppingBots and Comparison Bots


Abebooks: New Books, Used Books, Rare Books, Out-of-Print Books

Active Sales Assistant? - Personalized Product Recommendations from Virtual Sales Assistants

All Book Stores - TextBook Search – Personalized Recommendations

Ask Jeeves® - BE Smart, BE Thrifty, Just BE (Buying Guides, Articles, Forums, Reviews, Specs and Related Information To Help You Buy From Across The Web)

Best Book Buys – Textbook and Book Search


BizRate Shopping Search

BookFinder – The Open Marketplace for Books Online


Bot Research

BotSpot® - ShoppingBots


Brilliant Shopper

Buyer's Index - A Search Engine for Savvy Shoppers

Cairo - The Best Deal in Town

Calibex - Price Comparison Shopping - Comparison Shopping Sites

Camera Deal Search - Compare Book Price and Buy

CNET Shopper


DealPilot – Definitive Guide to Book Search on the Internet


Dulance Product SearchBot

eMarketplaces – SearchBots

FetchBooks - New and Used Books

FotoSearch - Search 50 Stock Photography and Stock Photo Vendors


Froogle? U.K. Beta

Froogle? Shopping List

Google? Directory – Price Comparisons

Ink Deal Search - Search for Books and Compare Prices - Travel Prices and Availability

Kelkoo ShoppingBot

Macintosh Deal Search

Magazine Cost - Compare Prices of Discount Magazine Subscriptions

MetaIQ Shopping

MightyHot - What Others Are Buying Online

Mobissimo - Travel Search Engine


MySimon - ShoppingBot

NexTag – Compare Prices at Online Stores

Open Directory – Price Comparisons

Open Source technology Group (OSTG) Price Grabber

PartFinder Service


Price Comparison Shopping Portal – ShoppingBots

Price Grabber - Comparison Shopping Beyond Compare

Pricenoia - Get the Best Prices on Books, the International Way

Price Runner – Europe’s Leading Comparison Shopping - Unbiased Price Comparison Shopping Online

Price Watch® - Street Price SearchBot

RAM Memory Deal Search

Ranardo - Search - Find - Buy - German ShoppingBot


ShopLocal? - Weekly Ad, Sales, Deals, Discounts, Bargains and Specials


Shopping Search Engines

Shopzilla - 25,529,610 Products From 46,492 Stores

SideStep - The Traveler's ShoppingBot - Compare Prices and Products - Your full-time Shopping Sssistant

Sort Price ShoppingBot

StepUp - The Internet's Local Marketplace ShoppingBot


The Opinion Site – ShoppingBots

ThomasNet® - Find Companies and Product Information

Top Ten Price Comparison Services

Travelaxe - Hotel Rate Comparison ShoppingBot

Vendio Stores Search

Windows Marketplace Comparison Shopping

Yahoo – Shopping Agents

Selected Shopping Online Resources

All-Internet Shopping Directory

All Online Coupons

Bargain Share


Black Friday 2005

BlueFly – The Internet Super Store - Free Online Coupons, Dell, Overstock, Amazon!

Compare Stuff

Consumer Search - Product Reviews and Reports

Consumer World – Shopping Resources

CouponCabin - Save with Free Coupon Codes & Discounts

Coupon Mountain

Dealazon - Find Amazon Deals

DealCoupon - Web Coupons from A - Z




Don't Buy Junk


epinions - The Lowest Prices From the Web's Most Trusted Stores

FlamingoWorld Online Coupons and Discount Shopping

Free After Rebate - The Best Things In Life Are Free

Frugal Internet Links

Google? Catalogs – Search and Browse Mail Order Catalogs Online

Google? Directory – Shopping - Your Local Marketplace - Buy & Sell Local - No Shipping Hassles

Lockergnome's Problem Solvers -> Bargain Hunter

Mighty Goods

MSN eShop

NetMarket - Online Shopping With Doscount Pricing - Bargain Electronics Superstore

Online Shopping Directory

Open Directory – Shopping® - Your Online Outlet?

Price Grabber

Price Scan

Product Reviews and Reports by Consumer Search

Review Finder

Rather Be Shopping - Free Online Coupons and Links

RSS Feeds Dedicated to Shopping Bargains

Safe Shopping – What’s on Sale at the Retail Stores this Week?

Sales Hound – Find Sales at Stores & Malls in Your Area


Shopping Bargains - Online Coupon Code and Discounts for 500+ Online Stores

ShopSeek - Online Shopping Mall


Smart Bargains

Store Runner

Strong Numbers – Retail Pricing Intelligence and Insights?

Super Pages


xpBargains - Best Source of Best Tech Deals

Yahoo Shopping

Yahoo Virtual Malls

Selected Coupon Sites - Coupons, Savings and Deals


As you use the above referenced resources you MUST be very vigilant and keep in mind the following risk management tools to help you obtain a successful shopping experience:

1) Send an eMail to the shopping site prior to purchase requesting a copy of their “Customer Satisfaction Policy”. Allow up to 24 hours for response and if company response is slow or canned be cautious. If company takes longer than 24 hours to respond purchase elsewhere!

2) Look for contact information on the home page. Company MUST have the following listed: phone number, complete address including zip code and an eMail address to resolve any product or service issues.

3) Pay by credit card thus allowing you the problem solving resources of the credit card company should any problems arise. Some will halt the payment until your questions are answered.

4) Save and print all your online receipts. Also save all receipts and packaging physically received in case you need to return the purchase. Save all correspondence that is generated for the purchase as well.

5) Return the merchandise promptly and within return policy period if problems have not been resolved. State that “communications were unsatisfactory” for the reason you are returning the merchandise.

By using the above risk management tools and allowing time to either browse through the many virtual malls or using one of the many ShoppingBots you will have a very successful and rewarding Internet shopping experience. I would also make it a requirement that your Internet browser software have the 128-bit Encryption security protocol. …. the very safest available! Now go shop with your Bot until You Drop!!

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