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Shopping Around Is a Hassle

Shopping Around Is a Hassle
Written by Madhuri Boinwad

There’s something about shopping around that can really get people riled up.  Well, to say that there’s “something” about shopping that riles people up would drastically misrepresent the simplicity of what that something is: calling around on the phone.  Generally speaking, people enjoy talking on the phone, but there’s something about calling around and gathering quotes that never fails to produce a certain amount of stress.  

There are tons of numbers to write down and organize; tons of sales presentations to sit through; tons of questions to answer, and even more questions to ask.  Yet, if you know how to shop around effectively, gathering quotes is not going to cause you to pull out all of your hair.  Indeed, you can get all of your shopping done without any new grey hairs creeping onto your scalp.

Know, first and foremost, that you don’t necessarily have to start your shopping process on the phone.  Indeed, you might want to begin the process on the internet, where you are not going to have to worry about sitting through tons of sales presentations (i.e. where you will not have to worry about wasting your time).  Typically speaking, companies are going to support your shopping efforts in as many ways as they can.  Let’s face it, they want to make the process as easy as possible for you, because if they do, you’ll buy their stuff.  Thus, before you worry about picking up the phone, gather a few quotes on the internet and narrow down the number of calls that you’re going to have to make.

The next thing that you are going to want to do, here, is develop a note taking system that will allow you to keep adequate track of your quotes .  Really, there is no point to shopping around if you are not going to keep track of the information that you are getting.  Remember, the point to calling around is to make sure that you are getting the best deal that you possibly can.  If you lose track of your notes, then you are not going to be able to make an informed decision at the end of the day.

Now, you should know that there are plenty of sites out there that can help you track pricing information.  Typically, these sites are referred to as “aggregators”, meaning that they specialize in collecting (i.e. consolidating) and displaying pricing information from multiple other websites.  When it comes to shopping around for the best quotes , these sites are a powerful—indeed, indispensable—tool.  If you have never used these sites before, then you are in for a real treat the next time that you need to make a major purchase.

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Truly, you do not have to dread calling around nearly as much as you used to.  With the internet letting you finish most of your homework before you even pick up the phone, there just isn’t that much that you are going to have to worry about, now.  Simply be sure that you are using the internet as a tool, not as the end-all-be-all.  Gather your preliminary information on the internet, and then set out to see your stores in person.  Remember, your best tools are really your eyeballs, so you can’t remove them—or your brick and mortar locations—from the equation entirely.

Truly, you do not have to dread calling around nearly as much as you used to.  With the internet letting you finish most of your homework before you even pick up the phone, there just isn’t that much that you are going to have to worry about, now.  Simply be sure that you are using the internet as a tool, not as the end-all-be-all.  Gather your preliminary information on the internet, and then set out to see your stores in person.  Remember, your best tools are really your eyeballs, so you can’t remove them—or your brick and mortar locations—from the equation entirely.

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