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Why search the Web for the best prices when your robot can do it for you?

This story appears in the November 1999 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Heard about all the money everyone else is saving by buying office equipment and machines over the Net, but haven't figured out how to do it yourself? Then listen up and, by following a few easy steps, you'll learn how to always get the smartest buy on the Net.

Case in point: A recent search for 3Com's popular Palm IIIx personal digital assistant (PDA) found a high price of $364.95 and a low of $277.95--a whopping $87 difference. Buy that PDA in the wrong store, and you'll pay a 31 percent premium compared to what savvy buyers are paying.

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