The Internet is emerging as the shopping mall of the future. There are already great computer shops online, and other vendors-of products ranging from books to cars-are beginning to make their presence felt. Some of the best places to shop include:

CompareNet (http://www.comparenet.com) Here's the place to compare cell phones, computer gear and personal electronics gadgets to scope out which ones will serve you best. This isn't so much a shopping site as an electronic Consumer Reports, with a format that makes product comparisons easy.

Bottom Dollar (http://www.bottomdollar.com) This site sets the pace for "shopping bots," Web robots that, at your command, scour the Net and report back on the prices charged by e-commerce sites for specified products. It doesn't get any easier to find the best buys.

JemComputers (http://www.jemcomputers.com) This is the place to find deeply discounted prices on refurbished and discontinued computer gear. Name brands abound, and savings can be jaw-dropping.

CDW Computers Center (http://www.cdw.com) A broad selection of well-priced products-everything from desktop computers to printers and scanners-can be found here.

Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com) This bookseller may be the Web's best e-commerce site. Even if you don't want to buy a book, check out Amazon.com to see brilliant e-commerce in action. While you're at it, look into Amazon.com's "associates" program (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/subst/partners/associates/associates.html), which pays commissions on any books you sell from your Web site.

Edmunds (http://www.edmunds.com) You can't buy or lease a car here, but you'll find all the information (dealer price, rebates and so on) you need to cut a good deal wherever you decide to shop.

Like this article? Get this issue right now on iPad, Nook or Kindle Fire.

This article was originally published in the July 1999 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: www.supersites.com.

Loading the player ...

50 Cent and Intel Unveil High-Tech Headphones: "I Invest in Things I Can Move the Needle In."

Ads by Google

Share Your Thoughts

Connect with Entrepreneur

Most Shared Stories