Shopping and Spending Money



You can buy anything online. Some things that you can find nowhere else. A vast majority of online transactions are safe. Most credit card companies protect online transactions - you are not liable for unauthorized charges.
 

Auctions

eBay is the most famous but there are others.
 
eBay (The Internet auction site)
eBay University Video (Learn how to buy and sell on eBay)
iGavel (Online art, antiques and collectibles auctions)
Last Minute Auctions (eBay auctions with less than an hour left and only a few bucks)
Oodle (Buy, sell and trade locally)
Pay Pal (The Internet financial transaction site)
PropertyRoom (Bid on items seized by the police)
Shop Uncle Sam (Buy used items from the government)
Unclaimed Baggage (This is where lost airline baggage ends up for sale)

 

Books

The Internet is ideal for buying books. New, used, rare, antique book dealers are all online. Nearly every rare book dealer on the planet is on-line so search the entire world.
 
Abe Books (Home to 13,000 rare and out-of-print book dealers. Also sell books here)
Amazon (The premier shopping site for books, video, music and much more)
Barnes & Noble (Shop the store or on-line)
Cosimo Books (Specialty publishing - many classics not available elsewhere)
FeedBooks (Download content to almost any device)
Laissez Faire Books (Books on freedom and liberty)
National Academies Press (Scientific books - many not available elsewhere)

 

Digital Cameras

Many of the computer stores offer digital cameras but these stores specialize in cameras, lenses and accessories. Now that digital SLR's rival 35mm in picture quality, photography is rapidly becoming all digital. Kodak, for example, ceased making film cameras in 2006.
 
Adorama Camera (Lots of lenses and accessories)
B&H Photo (Lots of professional equipment and accessories)
Beach Camera (More than cameras and outstanding customer service)
Ritz Camera (On line and at the mall)

 

Electronics & Computers

Be sure to check our Computer Hardware section for information on shopping for a computer. These stores specialize in other electronics.
 
Abe's of Maine (Electronics and digital cameras)
Circuit Specialists (All kinds of electronic parts)
Coupon Mountain (Coupons for computers, printers and other electronics)
Crutchfield's (Electronics, A/V, GPS, digital cameras)
Frys (The electronics superstore - located in Alpharetta and Duluth)
GPS Store (All the navigation devices)
Healio Health (Don't live with pain - buy a TENS unit here)
iRobot (Sells robots designed for specific purposes)
MCM Electronics (All kinds of electronic stuff)
megaGPS (Another source of GPS devices)
Meritline (Best prices on ink, toner, paper, CD's and DVD's)
MonoPrice (Electronic stuff at a great price)
Roku (The solution to cable or satellite TV)
Twister Group (Digital Cameras, GPS, A/V and consumer electronics)
Vacuum Tubes (Use one of the newest technologies to find one of the oldest)

 

Just Neat Stuff

These are shopping sites that don't quite fit in another category.
 
101 Phones (Cord and cord less phones)
AmScope (Microscopes and microscope accessories)
Animal Den (The animal lovers gift shop)
Big Fitness (Lots of used & reconditioned PT quality equipment)
CafePress (The largest source on the Net for custom tees and sweats)
Cards that Give (Cards from charities - Human Fund maybe)
Carolina Scientific (The scientific and biologic supply company)
Discount Dog Stuff (Kathy's stuff for dogs and cats too)
Dog.com (Only things for your best friend)
Edmund Scientifics (Everything scientific for kids)
Edmund Optics (Adult version of above)
Emu Ridge (Eucalyptus oil distillery and gift shop in Australia)
Etsy (Buy or sell hand made items)
Fannie May Candy (Local only in Chicago)
Home Decorators (Fine furniture delivered to your home)
Jamestown Distributors (Woodworking/marine supplies and tools)
Microscopes (Microscopes and microscopy accessories)
MicroscopeNet (More microscopes)
Overstock.com (Many items at great prices)
PetMeds (Buy medications for your dog, cat or horse here)
PC fitness (New and reconditioned fitness equipment)
Replacements (Replace missing dish ware and silverware)
Shoebuy (Shoes for everyone - all the best brands)
Shoes (More shoes)
SMART (Simple Memory Art. Lots of great stuff)
SwapThing (The Internet swap site - trade your thing for their thing)
Telescopes (Telescopes, binoculars and microscopes)
Tiffany & Co. (Shop for little blue boxes here)
Tractor Supply Co. (Lots of interesting and unusual stuff)
Vonage VoIP Telephone (If you have broadband, add telephone service)
Wright Catalog (Authentic reproductions from the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust)
Zazzle (Buy an unusual tee or design your own)

 

Shopping Information

These sites provide information on finding the best price locally or on on the Internet.
 
Black Friday (The best deals on the Internet and in stores)
Coupon Cabin (Clip online shopping coupons here)
Current Codes (Coupon codes for online shopping)
DealCatcher (They search for the best online deals for you)
Epinions (Write an opinion piece for what you bought)
Froogle (The Google shopping site)
Google Catalogs (Shop from many catalogs online)
Groupon (Coupons for your area)
JumpOnDeals (Coupons, sales, deals at point&click and brick&mortar stores)
Pricepinx (Keep tabs on price drops)
RetailMeNot (Discount coupon codes for online stores)
Shop Local (Use the Internet to find what's on sale locally)
Shopping.com (Compare prices on almost any item)
Shopping Bargains (FREE shipping coupons, online coupon codes and shopping bargains)
TrimBack (Get coupons for local and Internet stores)
UPC Database (Find out exactly who made that item)
Valpak (Select your own coupons for groceries, restaurants and more)

 

Video

New, used, educational DVD, VHS are all available online.
 
A&E Video (DVD's A&E, History Channel and Biography)
Amazon (The premier shopping site for books, video, music and much more)
Ambrose Video (Only the best in educational videos)
Documentary Video (Only documentary videos - DVD & VHS)
PBS Video (Buy DVD's of PBS shows)

 

Shopping Security

Protect your credit or debit card. The service is free to you, if your bank participates. Your liability for unauthorized purchases is $0.00.

 
Master Card Secured (Secure your Master Card for on-line shopping)
VisaVerified (Secure your Visa credit or debit card)

 

Track Shipments

Now that you've ordered, track your shipments.

 
DHL (Track DHL shipments here)
FedEx (Track FedEx shipments here)
LaserShip (Last minute delivery)
UPS (Track UPS shipments here)
USPS (Track Post Office shipments here)