When you are thinking of purchasing an item do you try to do a little research before you decide which brand or model you’ll buy? What about when you are about to sign a contract for a service such as one for a mobile phone, credit card or even something like an online dating service?
I certainly try to take the time to read a few reviews and or compare products when I’m thinking of paying a few hundred to a few thousand dollars for something. I want the best product or best service that my money can buy. I’m sure you do too.
That’s why I like the Best Buys website. You can read reviews and compare prices for a variety of products ranging from appliances, audio, cameras, computers, electronics, games, gifts, movies, music, office products, software, telephones, televisions and several other items.
One thing that I found kind of interesting about the site was that when I decided to search for a specific item the search box listed matching or similar search terms as I typed. I didn’t even have to type out the full product name as it guessed almost immediately what I was about to search for – now that was cool.
I had actually gone there to do belated research on the Canon EOS 30D digital camera. As you know I already purchased my new digital SLR camera about a month and a half ago and on this rare occasion I didn’t do much research before hand. However, every time I go looking for product comparisons and reviews for the camera that I purchased I always discover good reviews. Best Buys has 9 reviews for my camera and almost all of them give the camera five out of five stars. I can’t tell you how pleased I am that I purchased a camera that others feel is a good product.
I’ll certainly be going back to doing research before I buy in the future though. I lucked out on my camera, but I’d hate to end up purchasing a lemon just because I didn’t compare a products features, pros,and cons before buying!
If you decide to visit the site you should take a look at Best Buys Comparison Reviews. You can read comparisons on this page of various services. For example it’s said that some of the best and most popular antivirus programs that you can purchase are McaFee and Norton Antivirus. Well at Bestbuys.com you can read a comparison of the two products and find out which product has the best computer security features, best performance and which has the best support as well as finding out which product bestbuys.com thinks is the best buy for your money.
Likewise you can compare services such as Blockbuster versus NetFlix, or if you want to get internet phone service you can compare Vonage with SunRocket and so on. You can compare all kinds of services such music cd clubs, online dating services, satellite TV services, high speed internet services and so on. I’m sure that some of these comparisons will be quick helpful.
Some of the reviews that I’ve just listed above, such as perhaps Blockbuster versus Netflix also has what Bestbuys.com calls “Fine Print Revealed” reviews where you can read information that marketers might not necessarily openly reveal to their clients prior to their signing up for the service. If you want to find out what’s behind the Blockbuster Total Access marketing campaign do visit the service comparison page.
The Fine Print Revealed reviews can sometimes be eye openers and they are worth visiting the site to read if you are interested in comparing particular services before you sign a service contract.
Hopefully bestbuys.com will continue to add more Fine Print Revealed articles to their site. Since I live in Canada a few of their comparison articles aren’t relevant as we don’t necessarily have the same service companies here in Canada as there are in the US. I’m not complaining of course, of the 15 direct comparison articles that I found 11 are services that I might use at some point.
Overall I really like this site and I’ve already bookmarked it. I’m certain I’ll visit Bestbuys.com the next time I’m thinking of making a substantial purchase. The site is very user friendly. You can use the search box at the top of the page to easily find a product or service to read reviews on or to compare features and prices, or you can click on any of the tabs at the top of each page to get to any of the major category sections of the site. Remember there’s over 40 million products and services listed on BestBuys.com!
BestBuys.com also has a weekly newsletter to which you might want to subscribe. The newsletter lists best buys, freebies, and contest information. In fact, speaking of contests, when you refer friends and they subscribe to the newsletter you’ll have a chance to win a monthly prize of $100. I know I’d like a chance to win $100 so if you’d like me to refer you to the newsletter just let me know.
Don’t forget to bookmark BestBuys.com so you can comparison shop before you buy!