Bargains and savings gained from internet shopping
Even if you want to buy new, eBay will often have the item you are looking for available from a small retailer at a great discount. InvisibleHand is a web browser plug-in that works with Amazon, Play.com, John Lewis, easyJet and many other online merchants. Whenever the item you are viewing is cheaper on eBay, you'll see an alert pop up under the address bar.
Watch out for product typos
When items are listed on eBay, there are often spelling mistakes in the item name or description. This makes it harder for people to find those auctions and they attract fewer bids. Fatfingers.co.
for misspelled variations on the keywords you enter and show you the auctions
where you may pick up a bargain. uk
Just show me the bargains
PriceCutReview is a simple site that shows everything on Amazon.com that is discounted to half price or less. It's easy to get sucked into impulse shopping for things you don't need, but it's a great way to browse for Christmas presents.
If you do your supermarket shopping online, MySupermarket.co.uk will log intoTesco, Asda, Sainsburies and Ocado simultaneously and calculate the price of the nearest equivalents for all your groceries. You can take the cheapest to the checkout or split your list across supermarkets. MySupermarket will also 'swap & save' for similar items that are on special offer.
Price checking apps like ShopSavvy (available for Android and iPhone) let you scan the barcode of an item when you are out shopping and check whether it's available cheaper somewhere else. You can either buy it online or be directed to the nearest shop to you, using GPS.