Electronics and Software

Top Sites

1

Items that are discontinued or refurbished

Newegg

Items that are discontinued or refurbished

2

Customer reviews and ratings, convenient for Prime members (see Advice)

Amazon

Customer reviews and ratings, convenient for Prime members (see Advice)

3

One-stop shop that allows customers to try products in store

Best Buy

One-stop shop that allows customers to try products in store

4

Large selection of retail electronics with weekly promotions

Fry's

Large selection of retail electronics with weekly promotions

  Advice  

Shopping for new electronics can sometimes be time-consuming and expensive. Consider desired features, preferred brand(s) and model(s), prices, deals and promotions, and customer reviews. We recommend comparing quotes across multiple sites to make sure you get the best deal. For stores that have in-person locations, it may be cheaper to pick up your purchase rather than have it shipped to your home. Used and refurbished items are options that can save you a good chunk of change for a like-new device.

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More Websites
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AliExpress

Global marketplace for tech items

Apple

Apple products

B&H

Photo, audio, and video gear

Bang Good

Non-branded products

CNET

Reviews, news, articles, blogs, podcasts, and videos on technology and consumer electronics. Owned by Red Ventures

Costco

TV, video/audio, and musical equipment at wholesale prices

DirectBuy

Great selection from mutiple brands and vendors

EBay

Marketplace with a wide selection, including refurbished items

G2

Software and technology reviews and products

GearBest.com

Wide selection of international products

Grover

Flexibly rent technology at a fraction of the purchase price. Headquarters in Berlin, Germany

Komaks

Microsoft-authorized refurbisher

Meraci

Online marketplace for clothing, household items, toys, jewelry, crafts, accessories, and collectibles. They claim lower fees and quicker, simpler, and easier selling where sellers and buyers are individual people, not retailers. Japan-US based.

Microcenter

Full-service store with refurbished and opened items

Microsoft

Microsoft products

Overstock

Branded products at a competitive price

RadioShack

Electronics of all kinds

Sam's Club

Membership-only retail warehouse club offering wholesale prices for top brands and quality products

SaySal.com

Marketplace that sells products from China

Sears

Quality products and frequent deals

Slickdeals

Community-driven aggregation site for deals on the web

Sony Corporation

Sony products

Staples

Office supplies, electronics, and accessories

Swappa

User-to-user marketplace for used items

TJ Maxx

Discount retail department store. Owned by TJX Companies

TechBargains

Tech blog to find deals online

TigerDirect

Business and office needs

Top10Tech.com

Review and deal site to find the best products

Wallbuys

Electonic gadgets with free shipping from China

Walmart

High-quality products at competitive prices

* Footnote:

Amazon
• The AmazonSmile program donates 0.5% of purchases to your favorite charity, and all you need to do is start your shopping at https://smile.amazon.com.
• Amazon frequently introduces their own products to compete directly with their long-time suppliers. They often pay no federal income taxes (e.g., 2017, 2018).
• Amazon is being investigated on antitrust issues by the US Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General & House Subcommittee on Antitrust.