Shop Around

As virtual storefronts continue to open on the Web, the savvy shopper's struggle is finding all the available prices to compare so you can make smart buying decisions. RoboShopper, an add-in for people with Netscape Navigator or Microsoft's Internet Explorer, may be the answer. Tell RoboShopper what you want--computers and software, cars or trucks, books, even magazine subscriptions and golfing gear--and in the click of a mouse or the strike of a key, the program heads off to find the stores that sell exactly what you crave. In recent tests, RoboShopper didn't find all the stores (which is probably an impossible mission), but it did find plenty for comparison shopping. Download the small (only 400K) program free of charge at

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This article was originally published in the January 1998 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Forget-Me-Nots.

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