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Online! The Book by Wendy Taylor, Chris Pirillo, John C. Dvorak

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Okay, you've done your homework and you're ready to buy. Here are eight strategies to get the best combination of price and service for your next purchase.

The less handholding you need, the less expensive your item. If you can wait a bit, many online retailers will give you a significant discount on shipping. Additionally, there's no sales tax on Internet purchases—unless you buy from a dealer, retailer, or manufacturer in your state. If price factors most in your decision, cast the widest possible net to capture the greatest diversity of Web sellers. Remember, some venues and dealers will be better than others, depending on the item you're looking for, particularly if it's rare and collectible. Some ideas include:

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