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How and Where to Find Good Shopping Deals Online

Shop better, shop smarter, and save money. This course focuses on sites, tools, and techniques to a more frugal life!
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Created by Chris Navarre
Last updated 8/2015
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
Make informed purchase decisions online to get the best price possible on the products you need
Cut costs and get more for less
Track prices across time so you can buy when items are cheapest
Discover which sites are best for getting good value deals all the time - not just when products are on sale!
Learn what is possible and train yourself to shop online with over 100 minutes of video content
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  • Have a basic understanding of how to use the internet.

We delve into many types of online shopping to help you understand how to research products, find deals, and decide on what method of purchasing products online is best for you. Across 100 minutes of video content, we set out to turn you into a savvier shopper. Shop online smarter and save yourself money.

The course is split up into 3 sections for you to learn at your own pace

  • Shopping Techniques and Strategies
  • Shopping Sites - Introduced and Explained
  • Case Study Demonstration
Who is the target audience?
  • For those new to online shopping or feel like they could get better deals if they knew how, this course is for you!
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 14 Lectures Collapse All 14 Lectures 01:44:50
Course Introduction
1 Lecture 02:53

If you're smart about it, shopping online can save you a lot of money. In this video, we'll overview the course and the tools available to you to become a more savvy shopper.

  • Why Online Shopping is Important?
  • What this Course Covers

"Life of Riley" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Course Introduction
Shopping Techniques and Strategies
3 Lectures 18:05

Whenever you're shopping online, it's important to make sure that the products you are interested in purchasing are actually good. Sites like Amazon provide a great system for consumers to let each other know about what they think of a product after purchasing. Reviews out of a 5 star rating and the written feedback go a long way in giving you real information about the product's performance and quality. In this video, we'll discuss how to use them optimally and make sure you buy products that are quality.

Reviews and Ratings - Making Intelligent and Informed Purchase Decisions

Before you buy a product you need to establish what your needs are for the product you are buying and to make sure that the product meets those requirements. In this video, we'll discuss how you can use sites like Amazon to discover whether or not products meet your requirements. Try your best to avoid buying products that don't do what you need them to!

Product Specifications and Details - External Research

Almost every savvy grocery shopper has taken coupons to the store to save money on their weekly grocery trip. The same concept can apply online but with even easier accessibility. Using sites like retailmenot.com, you can simply copy coupon codes, take them over to retail websites, and apply the code at checkout for a significant discount. If you're out shopping for products, it never hurts to do a quick search to see if your desired product is discounted anywhere.

Coupons - Save Extra Money on Everything
Shopping Sites - Introduced and Explained
8 Lectures 54:40

Amazon has developed over the years into a massive online shopping marketplace providing products in nearly all conceivable categories. We'll be discussing the best features to help you get an even better deal when shopping there.

  • Use wish list to remember items for later when you actually need to purchase them and see how much the price dropped since being added
  • Learn how 3rd party sellers can sometimes be a better deal with a few precautions you need to take
  • Shop on the Gold Box page to get steep but temporary discounts.
Amazon - Wish List, 3rd Party Sellers, and Lightning Gold Box Deals

CamelCamelCamel is a site which tracks Amazon price data over time. You're able to selectively choose products to watch and whenever the price drops below a certain threshold, CamelCamelCamel's platform will send you an email. You can also see what other people are buying in the community and find the biggest price drops through some of it's other tabs. All in all, a very useful site for those willing to wait to make their purchases until they can get good value on them.

CamelCamelCamel & Price Watching

Forum communities are a powerful way to get feedback from other people on which deals out there are worth of your resources. CheapAssGamer specializes in hunting down gaming deals and telling the community all about them.

CheapAssGamer - Forum Community and Video Game Deals

Woot allows it's community submit and vote on different deals so that the best deals rise to the top of their deals.woot.com listenings. Beyond that, they've expanded over the years to have many daily deals of their own where they provide great prices for clothing, electronics, and other items. Similar sites have copied this daily deals model such as 1sale.com as well.

Woot.com - Deal Websites and Community Voting

While not an online store in itself, Craigslist provides a great online buy/sell ad listing for people in the local area to contact each other and conduct private business. When you hunt for items to buy on craigslist, you are generally dealing with regular individual people which has several advantages and disadvantages. The prices may be lower but you do have to gauge who you are dealing with. Many sales will be final.

Craigslist - Buying from Individuals Directly

Although requiring more waiting patience, Ebay auctions are another way people can save money while shopping online. The idea is that each auction has a minimal bid price and people bid up from that until the highest bidder wins the item when the auction ends for the price he or she bid. You also have to keep in mind which seller you are buying from. In this video, we'll discuss how you can find good deals while ensuring that sellers are trustworthy so you're more likely to get what you're looking for in the condition that you want it.

eBay - Online Auctions

Music and Visual Artists, as well as Game Developers, love to bundle their works together to get their content out there and also to help support charity. In these digital bundles which you can find on Humble Bundle and Groupees, the minimum prices are insanely low. In fact, you're allowed to pay whatever you want with a minimum of $1 for credit card fee purchases and pick up several works that generally go for far more money. While you can pay as little as you want, much of the money does go to support the creators and some generally goes to charity as well. However, even if you beat the average in the amount of money you contribute for the games you will still get an incredible deal on whatever they have bundled together. If different kinds of digital media like Games, eBooks, Music, and Comics interest you then these bundle sites are where it's at.

Humble Bundle and Groupees - Bundle Websites

This video is to demonstrate the breadth of online shopping websites that have sprung up. You can literally buy just about anything online now if you know where to look and its only going to get more impressive as time moves forward.

What's Out There?
Case Study Demonstration
2 Lectures 29:12

[Part 1]

In this video we select product requirements and demonstrate how to go through the whole process of finding the right product for the right price. We'll be looking for a MP3 Player with a minimum 16 GB capacity and bluetooth capability or a similar device setup to match the same music playing needs.

Case Study - Researching an MP3 Player to Buy - Part 1

[Part 2]

In this video we select product requirements and demonstrate how to go through the whole process of finding the right product for the right price. We'll be looking for a MP3 Player with a minimum 16 GB capacity and bluetooth capability or a similar device setup to match the same music playing needs.

Case Study - Researching an MP3 Player to Buy - Part 2
About the Instructor
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My philosophy in information technology and learning in general is that video learning is the best way to learn for yourself. I can provide the videos but it's up to you as my student to absorb and practice the information to become a more educated and skilled person.

If you want to get a taste of my approach to education and tutorial series, you can find me on my YouTube tutorial channel Chris' Tutorials.

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