When shopping online, you often end up browsing several sites to look for its price and also what discount or offers are available. And if you are a regular online shopper, then you will know that the prices, especially the discounts on products, vary from one site to another. And not to forget the additional benefits like coupons and even reward points, which means more money in your pocket. But then, browsing several sites is cumbersome to say the least and you may even miss out on some. What you then need is a tool or a site that will actually do all the work for you and bring you results from the whole range of sites. Featured here are some sites that allow you to compare prices, not only for online retailers, but some of them also provide you with prices from offline retailers. So before you step out shopping this festive season, don’t forget to check out the price of the product you intend to buy.
It also features coupons and deals
Catering to the needs of online shoppers is CompareRaja. How it works is very simple – you just select the category, type in the name of the product and it will show you all the e-commerce sites selling that product, along with the price. The result is arranged beginning with the lowest to the highest, with the best deal highlighted. Additionally, it will also show you the discount coupons, if available. It will show you results from top ecommerce sites like Flipkart, HomeShop18, IndiaPlaza, Naaptol, Yebhi, InfiBeam, Indiatimes Shopping, Sulekha, Tradus etc. Choose the best deal and it will take you to that ecommerce site to complete your transaction. An interesting feature is the addon for Chrome and Firefox that when installed will bring you price and discount details form all other sites, even when you are browsing one particular ecommerce site. For instance, if you are browsing on Flipkart for a product, then the CompareRaja addon toolbar will reflect the price and deals for the product form the other sites, without you having to even leave the browser. Apart from the straight forward price comparison, additional features include social networking integration that allows you to ask your Facebook friends their views about the product before making the purchase. You can also set price reminders, a feature that will notify you when the particular product is available at the price you desired. It also has an app for Android.
You can get information about available coupons
MySmartPrice is a price comparison portal that gives you prices for the product you are looking for, from all the leading ecommerce sites. For instance, say you are looking to buy Samsung Galaxy S3, then mention the same in the search box and it will show you results for the ecommerce sites selling it, arranged in a list starting with the lowest price. Here, at a glance you will see which site is offering what price. It brings you results from sites like eBay, HomeShop18, SnapDeal, Zoomin, Tradus, Yebhi, Napptol, IndiaPlaza etc. Apart from the price, you can also see other details like the delivery time and the shopping cost. In addition, it will also show you further discounts, if available, for each site. Other handy features include product specifications, reviews, videos and the ability to even compare the product with others. The product category on the sites is not just limited to gadgets and electronics, but also extends to books, fashion, cameras, computers, personal care and more. Additionally, the site also features coupons and deals you can avail. Another useful aspect of the site is the mention of the exact date and time when the prices have been refreshed, so you can rest assured that the prices that you see are the latest ones. It also has an option where you can sign-up to be notified when the price of the product falls.
ComapreIndia will provide you results from online as well as offline retailers
If you want to compare price for products from online as well as offline retailers, then head to CompareIndia. The site will show you prices for products from both online as well as offline dealers. The product categories on the site is quite vast and features mobile phones, tablets, laptops, netbooks, cameras, printers and other electronic home appliances like TV, ACs, Microwaves, washing machines etc. Navigating the site is pretty straight-forward and you will quickly access the product you are looking for. You can browse products according to brands, best sellers, most popular etc. The site also features ‘Deal of the Day’ across the product categories. Another useful aspect is the ability to compare products. The comparison results will provide you with the product specifications, which will help you arrive at a decision of what product to buy. You also have the option to set price alert that will notify you when the product is available at the price desired by you. You can also write a review. CompareIndia will get you prices from offline dealers and online sites like LetsBuy, HomeShop18, TimTara, GreenDust, SnapDeal etc.
Where is Cheapest
Price for offline retailers
While there are sites that allow you to compare prices for online retailers, there are very few that will let you compare prices for offline retailers. One such site is ‘Where is Cheapest’. You may call it a social networking site for people who want to buy a product and are looking for information about best deals, offers etc. you can sign-up using Facebook or create a new account. When you log-in, you will see a listing of all the products and the price they are available for, much like a Facebook wall. Here you can browse through the products, click on the ‘eye’ symbol to view details or click on ‘iwant’, which functions similar to Facebook ‘like’. Additionally, with ‘iwant’ you can also key in the details like the price you are willing to pay and by when you need it, as well as the city you will buy from. When you create ‘iwant’ requirement, the information will be shared with other users, who can then get back with relevant details. You can also search by typing in the product name in the search box. The results will be displayed with the help of a map where you will find the retail outlets marked; the same outlets are listed alongside. You can see at a glance where you will get better deal. Additionally, if you know of a good deal that is being offered, then you can share the same with fellow users. The site started out with Pune and is slowly expanding to other cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi and Bangalore.
Compare prices for online retailers
Another site that allows you to compare prices for products offered by online retailers is Pricedekho. This sites vows to make your shopping experience a whole lot easier. Whether it is a mobile phone, camera, MP3 player, or even other electronic gadgets, you can check for their prices here. Just key in the details of the product you are looking for and it will bring you results from sites like SnapDeal, Infibeam, Croma, HomeShop18, Buytheprice.com, Indiaplaza.in, Bitfang.com, Gadgetsguru.com, themobilestore.in and many more. Alternatively, you can also browse based on your budget, popularity, brand, features etc. Alongwith the price, you will also find other useful information like specifications, photos, videos and reviews of the gadget. At the end of the page, you will see find a summary showing you which site offers maximum discount, as well as when was the price last updated. Usually, the prices are updated daily, but it’s always a good idea to check the same. You can also compare two or more gadgets. Another useful feature is the Price Alert notification. If you are keen on buying a particular gadget, but want to wait till the price drops a bit, then this is a good feature for you. You can set your target price, provide your email address and whenever the poduct is available at your desired price, you will receive an alert.
Do you know of any other sites? Let us know.
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Published Date: Dec 21, 2012 17:41 PM | Updated Date: Dec 21, 2012 17:41 PM