5 Tips for Online Shopping

Written by Melanie Breeze

Shopping online has become more and more popular in America as we are all looking to save a little time and money. E-commerce sales are growing at astronomical numbers ranging from 20-25% per year. And according to Forrester Research, 40% of households are using coupons in their web shopping. The huge increases are obvious:repparttar online savings and discounts are impossible to match by traditional stores constrained byrepparttar 135640 overhead costs of employees, rent, and insurance. By using some ofrepparttar 135641 tips and tricks mentioned below, you’ll be able to take further advantage of a new American pastime: saving with online shopping!

Tip #1: Don’t buy Ebay. We all know online auctions seem like such a great deal, and it’s easy to get caught up inrepparttar 135642 emotion of auction. Thing is, auction sites like Ebay and Ubid have become saturated with buyers AND sellers, so virtually any discount found is quickly sought by re-distributors who then add their own markups to your purchase. The online marketplace has enough people out there that you can end up spending hundreds of extra dollars forrepparttar 135643 same things found in your local mall! Don’t let your emotions get involved – these are notrepparttar 135644 right places forrepparttar 135645 aware shopper.

Tip #2: Never pay retail. Take this scenario: You find something you want to buy, mayberepparttar 135646 latest craze or fad such asrepparttar 135647 Ipod. Should you really payrepparttar 135648 price that Apple is offering? No! You can find many deals and coupons forrepparttar 135649 same purchase just by typing, for example, “ipod coupons” into Google. Spend a little time searching throughrepparttar 135650 top ten to twenty results, you’re sure to findrepparttar 135651 same product for a significant discount. Sometimes, by filling out a survey or signing up for an email list, you’ll get additional savings and many times you can even get your product for free!

Top 10 Ways To Irritate Your Visitors

Written by David Bell

Let's face it. It is really hard to come up with new ways to fully irritate visitors to your site. I thought I would share some ways that I have found to irritate visitors and drive them away, thereby saving you money on your hosting bills. These tips are not in order according to their effectiveness, however #1 is by farrepparttar most effective. For 100% effectiveness, use any three of these techniques. 1. Install a script to disable everyone's right mouse click button. When someone tries to right-click, be sure to pop up a really insulting warning that accuses them of trying to steal your secret HTML code. Disablingrepparttar 135624 right click button will allow you to: - Keeprepparttar 135625 visitor from bookmarking your site - Keeprepparttar 135626 visitor from usingrepparttar 135627 forward and back browser functions - Keeprepparttar 135628 visitor from opening your links in a new window - Keeprepparttar 135629 visitor from stopping a slow loading or hung page - Keeprepparttar 135630 visitor from usingrepparttar 135631 Reload function to correct a display problem - Keeprepparttar 135632 visitor from printing your secret content - Keeprepparttar 135633 visitor from using such illegal tools asrepparttar 135634 Google site information tool Admittedlyrepparttar 135635 visitors can do all of these things withrepparttar 135636 buttons atrepparttar 135637 top ofrepparttar 135638 browser, but maybe they won't know that and simply go away as you intended when you disabled their dangerous right-click button. 2. Create a really long page then starts playing your favorite song and putrepparttar 135639 stop and volume controls atrepparttar 135640 very bottom ofrepparttar 135641 page. This will make sure they do one ofrepparttar 135642 following: - Listen torepparttar 135643 entire song allrepparttar 135644 way through 5 times while reading your content, which proves them worthy of experiencing your site - Try desperately to findrepparttar 135645 Stop button - Go somewhere else to stoprepparttar 135646 song from playing. 3. Decide in advance what screen resolution your visitors must use in order to see your pages. It is absolutely a great way to drive them off when they have to scroll from side to side to read sentences of information. You can make this 100% effective by making your pages so wide that no monitor can display it. 4. The really professional irritator will not settle for just one obscure browser plug-in. Go forrepparttar 135647 gold. Use several bloated plug-ins that no one has already installed. This should drive away all newbies because they usually have no idea how to install even one plug-in, much less three. Experienced surfers will be glad to spend 20 minutes installing plug-ins to view your unique content. 5. Whenrepparttar 135648 visitor arrives at your site, be sure to pop up at least two ads behind their browser window and a minimum of two ads in front of their window. This will give them lots of options in where to go now that they have been sufficiently irritated to desire to leave right away. Even more important isrepparttar 135649 way you treatrepparttar 135650 occasional hard case that actually stays on your site after all of your efforts. When they leave, remind them to never return. Start popping up windows all over their monitor with windows that multiply every time they try to close them.

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