When price comparing electronics, it can be hard to know if you’re better off at the store or on the website. We’re here to say the answer is definitively Online. Electronics prices can be up to 44 percent lower online, especially from Cyber Monday to mid December.
Decide tracks billions of prices across the internet, and our data scientists have found that online prices beat in-store prices 94 percent of the time for popular products like TVs, laptops, tablets, cameras, video game consoles and GPS devices. Going online will save you 16 percent on average for electronics.
The best products to buy online (versus in-store) during the holiday season last year were:
1. Sony Blu-Ray disc player – 89 percent more expensive in-store
2. Samsung 46 inch LED flat panel HDTV – 88 percent more expensive in-store
3. LG 37” 3D TV – 87 percent more expensive in-store
4. Just Dance, Kids Nintendo Wii – 87 percent more expensive in-store
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