Better Holiday Deals Online … Sometimes!


ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — It’s not a big shocker that you can save money by shopping for some things online. In fact, in 2016, online sales nearly reached 400 billion dollars. That’s a 15 percent increase over the year before.

So what are you going to buy this holiday season?

It is well known you can buy most of these things online for much less than in the stores. But what are some other items that you can get more bang for your buck online? If you schedule automatic pet food deliveries online, you can save as much as 15 percent. Also, you can pay as much as 100 percent more for pet meds at the vet’s office, compared to online. Looking to remodel in the New Year? Online, you have a massive selection that no single showroom can hold. With household fixtures, you can read reviews and compare stores to get the best prices. And if you are getting a head start on planning that family vacation, online you can find discounted prices for theme park tickets and add additional discounts if you have certain credit cards or are a triple a member.

Consumer reports say some things that are not better to buy online are paint; the color on the computer may be different than in person. Office and school supplies are a cheaper buy at the store and don’t buy prescription drugs from overseas. About 97 percent of online pharmacies don’t require prescriptions and they sell drugs that are not approved by the FDA or regulated for your safety.

Contributors to this news report include: Milvionne Cherry, Producer; Jesse Draus, Videographer and Editor.

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