LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Christmas is just a few months away and if you want to save big on buying gifts, you need to start planning now.
Instead of running from store to store looking at prices, simplify the process by using online tools that help compare products.
On this Consumer Tuesday, Dr. Jane Wayland from the UALR College of Business says that to use the portals correctly, make sure you compare like products. Click through on several of the products to make sure you are getting the lowest price.
There are downsides to online comparison portals. Online retailers watch the competition and will change their prices many times during the day based on what the competition is doing.
Also, retailers use software to analyze their competition and the the comparison portals sometimes can't keep up with the changes.
Dr. Wayland recommends the following sites: