Time needed: 30–45 minutes
Setup: Track an item on three different sites at three different prices to see if they change.
Activity: You can find just about anything you want to buy online. The beauty of shopping online is that you can easily find and compare items from many different sellers without leaving home. This is called comparison shopping. Comparison shopping online has many benefits; it can be quick, easy, and convenient.
Learning how to comparison shop is a great skill to save money! Keep in mind that comparison shopping can be a game of patience, because prices often change over time. This is why it’s helpful to track items closely when looking to buy.
First pick an item to research. Search for it on three different sites at three different prices.
After you’ve found your item, search for any discount or coupon codes you could use to help save on your purchase.
Now track the item for a week to see if the price changes or stays the same. Ask yourself:
Reflection: Think about these questions:
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