How To Find Good Deals on Christmas Gifts

by Dual Income No Kids on December 13, 2009 · 0 comments

The internet has really made Christmas shopping not only easier, but cheaper as well. As the holiday nears and we finish up our shopping, I’d like to share with you some of the websites I use to get the best deals when I do my Christmas shopping.

Newegg.com has some of the best deals year-round on technology, although they have branched out a bit (I got a great set of cooking knives there for nearly 50% off). Their regular merchandise is attractively priced, but for further bargains, check out their Daily Deals, Re-certified Items (if you’re comfortable buying something like that) and Open Box Items. I’ve certainly given Newegg plenty of my money over the years, but I’ve always felt like I got a good deal. I’ve also had a positive experience with their customer service, which I feel is very important.

Zappos is famous for their exemplary customer service. They also have a 365-day return policy and free shipping. Their prices are pretty good but it’s really their service that sets them apart. If you’re thinking about buying shoes or clothes online, I highly suggest you check them out.

Woot.com can be considered the epitome of impulse buying, so show some self restraint when visiting their site. They feature one item a day (unless they’re doing a woot-off, where they basically clear inventory) and the prices are great, so if they happen to be featuring a product you’ve been looking to buy, you’ll probably get a good price on it. Additionally, if you’re looking for more items, check out Sellout.Woot where they’ve partnered with Yahoo! Shopping to give a larger selection of items at nice prices. They also have dedicated pages for Kids, Shirts and Wine.

Amazon.com usually has awesome prices on almost everything, but Amazon Gold Box is the best of the best. They have a deal of the day as well as Lightening Deals, where periodically throughout the day they’ll feature a product that is heavily discounted. Same impulse problem applies here as with Woot.com, but for finding gifts at great prices, their deals are hard to pass up.

Consumerist.com is more than an excellent consumer advocacy site, they also feature Morning Deals, where they seek out some of the best prices on the web on a few items. Again, impulse buying could be a problem here, but it’s worth checking out.

Slickdeals.net is a community-oriented deal aggregator. I bought a GPS off of Slickdeals a while back that was 60% off, so you can definitely find some great prices. The discussion boards for each deal is also helpful for deciding how good of a deal you’re actually getting.

RetailMeNot is one of many coupon code sites. Here you have a list of coupons for countless retailers, all of which are voted on and discussed by their community. Also, they have a Firefox extension, which alerts you of potential coupons when you visit a retailer’s webpage.

Those are just a few of the many sites out there that can help you save a few bucks this holiday season. Readers, if you have any additional suggestions, or want to share your experiences with the above sites, please do so, I’d love to hear them.

Michael

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