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DECEMBER 7, 1998: 

Yahoo! Shopping
http://shopping.yahoo.com/
One of the top shopping portals on the Net.

Netscape Shopping
http://excite.netscape.com/shopping/
Maybe the biggest portal of them all.

MSN Shopping
http://shopping.msn.com/msnlink/index.asp
Microsoft's shopping portal.

Junglee
http://www.junglee.com/
Get a glimpse of the evolution of Web retail joint ventures while you shop.

EarthFind
http://www.incrediweb.com/
Yet another portal contender.


Consumer Information


Consumer Reports Online
http://www.consumerreports.org/
The top dogs of consumer patrols.

Consumer World
http://www.consumerworld.org/
Another nonprofit consumer group.

U.S. Consumer Gateway
http://www.consumer.gov/
Consumer info from the U.S. government.

Consumer.TheLinks.Com
http://consumer.thelinks.com/
Large collection of links to consumer information.

CompareNet
http://www.comparenet.com/
Compare prices on thousands of products.

MySimon
http://www.mysimon.com/
A great price-comparison search engine.


Computers


Dell
http://www.dell.com
With sales totaling more than $10 million per day, Dell is the number one site on the Net for buying a new computer. The Dell Factory Outlet also has an online store at http://www.Austin360.com/dell/home.htm.

PriceWatch
http://www.pricewatch.com
Great site for finding the best prices on computers, software, and peripherals of all kinds.

ComparePrices
http://www.compareprices.com/
Another good site for computer pricing.


Travel


Travelocity
http://www.travelocity.com/
One of the first online ticket agents and still one of the best.

Southwest Airlines
http://www.iflyswa.com/
Buy online for ticketless travel.

Yahoo Travel Directory
http://dir.yahoo.com/Recreation/Travel/Air_Travel/
All of the major portals have travel links. With last-minute deals and other online specials you can be spontaneous and not break your budget.


Books


Amazon
http://www.amazon.com
The best-known online retailer of them all, Amazon offersover 3,000,000 titles. They claim to stock over 250,000.

Barnes and Noble Online
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/
The largest traditional retailer is playing catchup on the Web.


Cars


Edmund's
http://www.edmunds.com/
Detailed info on new cars, including dealer invoice pricing.

Kelly Blue Book
http://www.kbb.com/
Online version of the old standby. Also includes information on new cars.

Autobytel
http://www.autobytel.com/
Find the exact car you're looking for online.


Gifts


Virtual Computer Bug Gallery
http://www.gulfaccess.net/aone/computer/
For $75 Paul Brown will make a custom computer bug for you out of old computer innards, beads, and miscellaneous techno junk.

Tahoe Cigar Company
http://tahoecigar.com/index.html
Watch Tony live in the store while you order up cigars or related gifts.

ComputerGear
http://computergear.viamall.com/
Motherboard T-shirts, circuit board card cases, computer themed candy, chip jewelry, toy robots, dolls, and much more. Tons of tacky toys for technophiles.


Food


CyberMeals
http://www.cybermeals.com
Order barbecue from the Green Mesquite or pizza from Papa John's delivered to your door.

Honey Baked Ham
http://www.honeybaked.com/
Order a ham for your holiday dinner or as a gift.


Online Auctions


Ebay
http://www.ebay.com/
Bid on items in many categories or offer an item for sale.

ONSALE
http://www.onsale.com/
Another large live auction site.

FinanceNet
http://www.financenet.gov/sales.htm
A comprehensive source of information on government auctions and sales.


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