Shopping with Amazon at your Fingertips
So you saw some electronics gadget or appliance while out shopping. However, you can’t decide whether it is a good buy, or if it has a design defect or other undesirable traits that will become apparently only after you bring it home.
Rather than wait until you get home (and then travel down to the mall another day), why not just whip out your HTC Tilt2, and start a search on Amazon.com?
Now, I can see what you are thinking, what has Amazon got to do with buying things from shopping at the mall?
You see, Amazon has an amazing compilation of reviews and feedback from users who have previously purchased items from the store. As such, it is an excellent place to check out the full product description – which might be more verbose than the actual information you can find in the shop.
In addition, you also get other details such as the actual weight and dimension of the product, shipping dimensions (to decide if it can fit into your boot or backseat), price range, ratings as well as full-fledged reviews.
While it is true that some reviews will carry inherent bias, I’ve often found that reading both the positive and negative reviews can yield important information in order to make a better decision. Personally, that’s one way I research on before splurging on something – both online and offline.
With the HTC Tilt2 in hand and Internet Explorer Mobile launched, it’s a trivial matter to browse to Amazon.com while standing along the aisle. And if you realize that the product doesn’t work for you, you can also check out the very useful “What do customers ultimately buy after viewing this item?” recommendation for alternatives.
You can follow me on Twitter @paulmah. As part of the June “Lose the Laptop” challenge, readers who vote are eligible for a chance to win a HTC Tilt2 phone and $500 Amazon gift card! Best of all, readers get to vote once a day, every day, for additional chances of winning.
June 29, 10:49 am