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

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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3 Responses to “2005 Online Shopping Directory For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers))”

  • jack hill says:
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    a dummy purchase, November 9, 2006
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    very disappointing. Many websites are no longer in existence, many were not as advertised. It seems like a very incomplete listing of sources and I think it was a waste of money.

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  • Marlene Burgette says:
    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Must-Have Book For Anyone Who Shops On The Internet, November 29, 2004
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    Marlene Burgette (Cedar Rapids, IA) –

    I heard the author giving an interview on the radio and I looked up her book more out of curiosity than anything else. She was right-this book is a gem! I’ve been shopping online for years but I learned a few valuable tips in the opening chapters. The 1,500+ site listings are great. They range from common sites that everyone’s heard of to new and different sites where you can find amazing merchandise. I loved the fact that the author listed the phone number and e-mail address of every site and also rated the sites for security, service, convenience, and so on. I loved the writing style too. This is a must-have book for anyone who shops on the Internet.

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  • Joe Penny says:
    13 of 13 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Shopping Resource and Fun to Read!, October 28, 2004
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    Joe Penny (Pittsburgh, PA) –

    I bought this book on a whim and it’s paid me back big time. The book contains lots of helpful online shopping tips. The best part of the book is the thousands of web site listings – each one written in a bright, funny way. I love reading this book just for the clever reviews and have found so many exciting and different Web sites, along with the more traditional ones and sites I already knew about. Each site is rated, which helps too. The holiday season is coming up fast-this book is going to make this year’s shopping a whole lot easier.

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