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How to save money with online shopping

August 26, 2014

You may know the tricks of what products to buy in bulk and when clothing will go on sale, but did you know that there are certain things you can always get for less online? If you're a savvy shopper, take notes - these tricks can save you some serious dough.

Sports and concert tickets
This may seem like a no-brainer - because who wants to wait in line? - but there are more perks to buying tickets online than you may know. According to Woman's Day magazine, you can save even more money if you know what sites to patronize. Instead of heading straight to a major ticket site, try the team's or performer's direct website. Venues often mark up prices to increase their profits, so their tickets are bound to be the most expensive. Shopping online also allows you to cross-check prices, avoid ticket delivery fees and get the best seats possible.

Prescription eyeglasses
Primer magazine recommended that you head to the Web to purchase prescription eyeglasses. There are many websites that sell glasses for a fraction of the price of stores. Most also have great return policies, so if the pair doesn't fit or look right, you can send them back and choose again. The process might be a little more time-consuming, but in the end you can save hundreds of dollars by skipping the mall.

Woman's Day also heralded the savings you'll accrue when you buy a new TV online. You'll probably want to pick one out in-store to see the picture quality firsthand, but don't be tempted to purchase it. Buying a TV online can save you 10 to 20 percent, according to Woman's Day. Make sure to look for a promotion code for free shipping to offset those costs. An added bonus is that you won't damage that new flat screen by trying to transport it yourself!

Finally, DVDs are always less expensive on the Web. Primer magazine noted that it's easy to Google search a movie you want and compare prices from every site imaginable. If you're not opposed to buying a used DVD, head over to for even better savings. Even items in "like new" quality will be 50 percent (or more) cheaper than they are in-store. However, Woman's Day warned that you should always research the reputation of a site you're unfamiliar with - you don't want to buy a pirated movie!

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