Where You Love To Shop

Consumer Reports has a very comprehensive, very awesome article featuring the results of their best places to shop survey. Some highlights include:

“Readers who bought electronics products online were happier than those who bought at stores. That was the case for every product category we have data about. It proved especially true for digital cameras, audio gear, camcorders, DVD players, and digital video recorders. The top overall e-tailer was Crutchfield, closely followed by Costco.com, BuyDig.com, Amazon, Buy.com, and JR.com.”

And here is something we really agree with: “For retailers with both Web-based and physical stores, you’re better off going online.” Why? Better selection, in-store pickup and in-store returns. —MEGHANN MARCO

The best places to buy stuff [Consumer Reports]


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  1. dwarf74 says:

    I’m surprised Newegg didn’t make the list.

    Good to see Crutchfield getting (more) good PR, though.

  2. WeimMe says:

    umm prices are not as good as http://www.newegg.com and what about buy.com’s ratings on http://www.resellerratings.com/seller2107.html

    Sure sounds like a pay off too me. You can take Consumer Reports word if you want, but I’ll check resellerratings first always have….buyer beware.

  3. aka Cat says:

    newegg ships so fast, they may as well be a brick store.

  4. misskaz says:

    I’m a fan of zappos.com for shoes – crazy fast FREE shipping, both ways if a return is required.