2005 Online Shopping Directory For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers))

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People used to go window-shopping; now they go Windows shopping! Online shopping can save you time and money IF you know what you’re doing. That’s where 2005 Online Shopping Directory For Dummies comes in. The first part of the book covers buying from online auctions and ads and “Let the buyer beware” information, reminding you to check out the product or company, check shipping and handling fees, look for secure sites, and more. Then comes the fun part—a listing more than 1,500 selected sites. Get ready to browse—literally. This is more than a directory—it’s a Cybershopper’s dream, with:

  • Sites grouped into 21 categories such as apparel, computers and electronics, babies and children, home and garden, health and beauty, food, malls and mega stores, travel, and more.
  • Icons that rate each site by price, selection, service, convenience, and security
  • A description of each site that includes the URL, company name, types of merchandise, and a paragraph about the e-tailer

2005 Online Shopping Directory For Dummies was written by Barbara Kasser, author of several books on the Internet, and an avid online shopper, and Frank Fiore, author of six eBusiness books and the Online Shopping Guide for About.com. Together, they created a terrific reference with:

  • Extensively cross-referenced indexes so you can find products by company name, product name, keywords, or URL
  • Tips on everything from how to find the best prices to what to do if you have a problem
  • Sites you might never find on your own, like giftsongs.com, ducttapecreations.com, revengeunlimited.com, and more

You won’t find shops like that at the mall! Whether you’re a bargain hunter, a collector of German beer steins, a radio-controlled airplane enthusiast, or just a typical shopper, with 2005 Online Shopping Directory For Dummies, you’ll find what you’re looking for plus things you didn’t know existed!

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Special section covers auctions and classified ads!

Discover the best places to shop, where to find bargains, and how to skip scams

The World Wide Web can be one bizarre bazaar; it’s fun, but how do you know where to find stuff? Is it safe to shop there? After you pay shipping, do you really save money? Find out here! Get the scoop on 1,500 super sites, logically arranged by category, with tips on safety, specialty shopping, and lots more.

Discover how to:

  • Shop the Web safely
  • Buy everything online from crafts to cars
  • Find sites that save you time and money
  • Navigate auctions and classified ads
  • Resolve problems with a purchase

About the Author:

Barbara Kasser is a network administrator for a major specialty chemical company. In her spare time, she is the Team Leader Coordinator for the Boca Raton Community Emergency Response Team. Barbara is the author of several books, including Internet Shopping Yellow Pages, Practical Internet, Using the Internet, 4th Edition and Netscape Navigator, Browsing and Beyond. Barbara also co-authored Internet Explorer 4, One Step at a Time.

Frank Fiore is an eBusiness expert and accomplished author of six eBusiness books: Successful Affiliate Marketing for Merchants, e-Marketing Strategies, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Starting an Online Business, Dr. Livingston’s Online Shopping Safari Guidebook, Tech TVs Starting an Online Business, and How to Succeed in Sales Using Today’s Technology. He is the Online Shopping Guide for About.com and a prolific writer of eBusiness features on Informit.com.

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