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Online shopping tricks that bring you extra savings

submitted on August 24, 2010 by YanBz in "Member's Lounge"
I was recently shopping at PersonalizationMall and left a cart with an item in it. I got an email from them the next day that offered a 20% off discount code if I just come back to complete my purchase. Here is my comment about it on a deal:

http://www.buxr.com/deal/perso.....ment_75866

Consumerist just wrote about a similar experience from a reader who was shopping at Verizon Wireless for a new smartphone and was offered a $30 discount at the spot after he/she closed the browser without completing the order.

http://consumerist.com/2010/08.....-cost.html

It appears online retailers have become more and more sophisticated and even though these retention offers are driven by software and algorithms, they look increasingly more like what you would see in-store (especially when you buy something like a bed mattress or a car).

Have you ever had a store rep knock on your virtual door with an email that gave you a second chance at the item you considered buying? Were they able to convince you with the sales pitch? What other tricks do you know that can bring you extra savings when shopping online?
 

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  • 76178
    tiny2009
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    Posted by tiny2009 on August 24, 2010
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    It happened more than once: when I leave items in my JC Penney cart they send me free shipping no minimum coupon couple of days later...
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    mcgirl4
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    Posted by mcgirl4 on August 24, 2010
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    Ae.com will do it too, they usually send a 15% your order coupon code if you leave something in your cart.
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    mooncow728
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    Posted by mooncow728 on August 24, 2010
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    I've had it happen several times. The only store that I can remember the name of though was swimsuitsforall.com. They gave me a code that could be stacked with others that took 5% more off. It wasn't much but when stacked it adds up. If you still try to leave after that, the will give you an 8% off code that is not stackable.

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