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When looking for airfares I have noticed that I get a price but if I leave the booking site then go back even only a couple of minutes later, that the...
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When I first heard of Amazon's "dynamic pricing" I was angry. The on the Freakonomics podcast, there was a report about using the same technique to ra...
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[SELL IT!] Tips for Ebay Sellers

A reader asks: 'I am trying about selling some stuff on eBay to make a little extra money, but my previous attempts to sell on eBay haven't worked out very well. Can you give me some power tips for eBay sellers to help me succeed?' Well, yes! Read on...

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Alternatives to Amazon Shopping

It’s obvious that Amazon is the 800-pound gorilla of e-commerce. Amazon captured 37% of online holiday season sales in 2016, and 53% of all growth in online sales for the full year. But it’s not the only digital department store. Let’s look at some of the others to see how they compare to Amazon...

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[SOLD!] Where to Sell Handmade Goods

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[MONEY] Tips for Online Bargain Hunters

Every shopper loves a bargain, but how can you tell when you really have one? The games that sellers play with prices are as old as commerce itself. Bargain-hunting is particularly confusing online, where prices from all over the world are available. Here are some tips for sorting bogus bargains from real deals...

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How Secure Are Shopping Apps?

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12 Things Not To Buy In 2016

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10 Tips for SAFE Holiday Shopping

With less than three weeks left until Christmas, it’s time to kick your online shopping into high gear. But think about shopping safely, not just early. Along with the e-commerce boom has come an explosion of related scams, frauds, and outright thefts of goods, identity and financial data. Before you go shopping online for deals, take these steps to protect yourself...

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10 Tips for Online Holiday Shoppers

Shopping online for Christmas, Hanukkah (or any time of year) is easy and convenient, but when you use the right tools, you can also save a lot of cash. Here are some money-saving tips for the smart online shopper...

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The Best Black Friday Deals

Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner (November 26), and for most U.S. residents that means a day of rest and gratitude with family, turkey, and football - followed by Black Friday, the greatest consumer feeding frenzy of the year. Every store, online or at the mall, will be offering deals galore. Here's my guide to finding the best Black Friday deals…

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The Drones are Coming!

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Can You Spot A Fake Product Review?

Amazon has launched a lawsuit against 1,114 “John Doe” defendants, charging they damaged the company’s reputation by posting “false, misleading, and inauthentic” reviews. Read on for some tips on spotting fake reviews at online shopping sites…

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Buying Prescription Eyeglasses Online

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Online Grocery Delivery Services

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