Recently, there's been some forum users who have been looking for tips and advice on buying printers, cameras and such. In response, other users have given their opinions and links to finding the best deals and product reviews. I thought it would be helpful to centralize all of our links for locating product deals, coupons, reviews, price protection for price drops and specialized searches. So after some discussion with other users and administration, here is that thread.
Below is my contribution. Please, add your links and opinions.
Please, do not post links to vendor sites.
When posting links, we must abide by the GOTD Forum Rules. Pay particular attention to the following:
#8 Shill posting (including affiliate links, or games/promotional links where the poster benefits by points or dollars etc by getting more clicks) and spam/commercial advertising is definitely not permitted. Posts suspected or known as such will be removed or updated to reflect this fact.
#9 Users who post in these forums, only as an opportunity to promote their own commercial site, will probably result in all their posts being removed. If you wish to advertise, consider offering your products as a daily giveaway instead.
Please report any posts/links in this thread that are suspect of breaking the forum rules.
Time Sensitive Deals & Coupons:
Dealhack - Free online coupons, coupon codes, rebates and shopping deals. Motto: We search...You save
The Bargainist - Deals, Sales, Tips, Freebies & Coupons. About: "From gadgets to clothes, you'll always read about the hottest bargains, sales, coupons, and freebies right here. Updates several times per day."
Ben's Bargains - Motto: "Where ghetto dogs come for the lowdown on deals."
Deal Catcher - Free online coupons & deals. Motto: "catch the best deals online"
Deals Plus - Hot deals, online coupons & coupon codes. User submitted deals.
Slick Deals - About: "Slickdeals.net was started in November, 1999. Our goal is to feature the best deals found by the deal community." (Note: This one is via copmom!)
Strange Deals - About: "StrangeDeals is where shopping meets the long tail. We seek out the strangest, weirdest, and most interesting deals on the web and bring them directly to you."
Brad's Deals - About: "BradsDeals, published by Brad Wilson, finds and writes about online shopping deals and coupons."
alaTest - Worldwide source for reviews and product tests.
DP Reviews - Digital camera reviews and news.
DigitalCameraInfo.com - "features free, fun, and unbiased reviews to help people decide which digital camera would be best for them."
Steve's Digacam - Motto: "The consumer's best source of digital camera information and news"
epinions.com - About: "It is a premier consumer reviews platform on the Web and a reliable source for valuable consumer insight, unbiased advice, in-depth product evaluations and personalized recommendations."
Consumer World - About: "Consumer World is a public service, non-commercial* guide with over 2000 of the most useful consumer resources." Reviews, compare prices, bargains.
Consumer and Price Protection:
The Consumerist - Motto: Shoppers Bite Back. An independent blog on consumerism biased towards the consumer. Also, has links to good deals.
Price Protector - Motto: Get Your Money Back!
RefundPlease.com - Motto: "Helping you get a price drop refund"
FlamingoWorld - Online Coupons, Compare Prices, Discounts, Deal Alerts and Price Drops.
Amazing Refund: Amazon Price Drop Protection
Amazing Refund UK: Amazon.co.uk Price Drop Protection
Specialized Search Tools:
spotzon - Search for items with free shipping at amazon.
Search Ebay for Misspellings, mispellings or even misspelings. - "Hundreds of auctions on Ebay get overlooked because of mis-spelled item names and descriptions. If you can find these auctions, you stand a good chance of getting a low price for the items, simply because other people can't find the auction."
Buyers Index - About: "Search 20,000 Web shopping sites and mail order catalogs with over 300 million product
offerings for your home or business."
DVD Price Search - About:"Besides keeping you informed of the latest DVD coupons, bargains and specials on the web, DVD Price Search helps you compare prices on the newest and hottest DVD, Blu-Ray and HD-DVD movies."
PriceSCAN.com - About: "your unbiased guide to finding the lowest prices on books, computers, digital photography, electronics, prescription drugs, home & garden, movies, music, office equipment, sporting goods, video games, watches and more.
retrevo - About: "We operate a smart but simple web site that makes finding, buying and using electronics fun. Our vision is to simplify and enhance people's digital lifestyle."