Shopping

    April, 2008

  • Wine Collecting: Keeping a Connoisseur’s Cellar - April 17, 2008 02:57 PM
    Learn all about stocking a wine cellar with the Wine Collecting Web Guide, including how to assess, purchase and store your wine. You'll also find wine news, reviews and events, so you can stay abreast of current trends in wine culture.
  • Downloading Movies - April 11, 2008 11:44 AM
    Once upon time, deciding to rent a movie meant that you were too lazy to go out. Now, you can exert even less effort by avoiding the trip to the video store, too. When you feel like watching a film, simply walk over to your computer and buy or rent it. But make sure you understand what constitutes illegal downloading: violating Digital Rights Management laws can cost you more than late fees.
  • Video Games - April 09, 2008 11:01 AM
    Anyone who’s played a video game knows they can be addictive, and this guide will help you support your habit. Read about new games and consoles, get reviews and cheat codes, connect to other enthusiasts via blogs and forums, find arcades and play games for free online.
  • Downloading Music - April 08, 2008 10:54 AM
    For a few years, it probably felt like you had a special secret: you could download music for free from the Internet. Now, the record industry has uncovered the “secret” of illegal downloading, shared by you and millions of others, and it is not happy. Fortunately, if you know where to go, you can avoid getting sued and still find plenty of music online. For a Spanish-language version of the Guide, click here.
  • March, 2008

  • TV Shopping - March 27, 2008 11:51 AM
    Television technology changes so rapidly that it can be hard to choose which features you need when buying a new set. Fortunately, the Web hosts articles on all latest and greatest developments in TV tech, and of course, sites that are poised to sell it to you. This guide will help you to learn the issues and be a careful shopper.
  • Engagement Rings - March 26, 2008 12:35 PM
    Maybe finding an engagement ring feels like the most exciting thing in the world, or maybe it’s the task you’ve been dreading ever since you met your partner’s parents and realized this was the real deal. Either way, the Engagement Rings Web Guide makes it easier than ever to research and buy engagement rings.
  • Ticket Buying: Entertainment, Sports, and Movies - March 12, 2008 06:31 PM
    We look for everything online, and tickets to events and performances are no exception. Whether you want to see the Super Bowl or Any Given Sunday, if a ticket is required for it, you can buy it online. Below, we’ve recommended the best and most trusted sites for purchasing sports, concert, theater, special events, and movie tickets.
  • Shopping for Appliances - March 12, 2008 10:16 AM
    Few people enjoy shopping for major appliances like ovens and refrigerators, but we’ve found Web sites that can get you through the process painlessly, helping you figure out what to buy and where to buy it.
  • Shopping for Baby - March 06, 2008 11:01 AM
    Congratulations! Whether this is your first or fifth child, having a baby is exciting. A new baby means love, joy and a whole new world of responsibilities. Babies also require some special gear, though what they need and how much you should spend on it is a seemingly endless debate. Luckily, the Web can help you determine what is best for your family and where to get it.
  • February, 2008

  • Online Shopping Guide: Find Brand Names, Craft Ideas, Product Comparisons and More - February 21, 2008 02:29 PM
    Whether you shop out of necessity or because you enjoy it, you can probably do it better with our Online Shopping Web Guide. Find a pair of shoes exactly like the ones your favorite celebrity was wearing, locate one-of-a-kind craft items or bid on that baseball card you never got as a kid, all from the comfort of your home. The Web is fully stocked with brand-name retail shops, price- and product-comparison sites, and discounters that can save you money. Before you decide to brave the crowds at the mall, read the findingDulcinea Online Shopping Web Guide and let the Internet do the legwork for you.
  • January, 2008

  • New York City Guide - January 17, 2008 06:31 PM
    You don't have to be a native New Yorker to act like one—not if you use our New York City Guide. Want to seamlessly travel between neighborhoods, find the city's best pizza or learn insider tips on hotels or permanent housing? Our New York City Web Guide points you to the Big Apple’s vast array of fun activities: Visit New York’s most famous attractions, see a show, catch the big game, attend a gallery opening, spot a celebrity and much more. We also offer a Spanish-language version of the Guide.
  • December, 2007

  • Holiday Shopping: Gift Tips and Online Shopping Sites for Wish List Fulfillment - December 18, 2007 12:36 PM
    Whether you’re trying to make Santa look good with the best Christmas presents, collecting eight nights worth of Hanukkah gifts or searching for the perfect token to commemorate the Winter Solstice, the holiday shopping frenzy may put a damper on your gift giving cheer. Fortunately, you have access to numerous Web sites that can expedite your holiday shopping experience. Visit sites that can help you choose the perfect gift (and return the less-than-perfect ones), try out alternative gift options, gather tips for surviving Black Friday and get the low-down on shopping online.
  • October, 2007

  • Computers: Getting Personal With Computers - October 29, 2007 01:13 AM
    No matter how ubiquitous computer technology has become, true comfort and ease with computers remains elusive for much of the world. It’s no surprise that there are libraries’ worth of information online on the progenitor of the Web: the personal computer.
  • Bargain Hunting - October 24, 2007 03:44 AM
    Most of us are happy to save a few bucks whenever we shop, but for others, bargain hunting is a sport requiring great skill and constant vigilance. Online shopping online has opened up a new world for the obsessive deal hunter and the ordinary shopper alike. There's a huge assortment of Web sites devoted to helping you find the lowest prices and best offers from online retailers. In this guide you'll find our favorites.
  • Makeup - October 12, 2007 10:09 AM
    All those models may seem like they roll out of bed looking gorgeous, but we all know that kind of perfection takes hard work-and makeup. You can start your hard work by rolling out of bed and heading to your computer. Resources for buying and learning about makeup online are plentiful, and include online stores, blogs, and magazines discussing makeup techniques, homemade beauty products, organic makeup, and animal-test-free products, as well as supplies and beauty tools.
  • Gift Giving: Ideas for Unusual Gifts, Cards, Shopping and More - October 08, 2007 09:00 PM
    You've got a lot of gifts to give: birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, weddings, holidays and sometimes "just because." We've found the Web sites to help you with gift giving ideas, places to shop, greeting cards and tips on the best way to wrap your presents. And you don't even have to send us a thank-you note.
  • September, 2007

  • Get the Lowdown on Products Before You Buy - September 21, 2007 09:03 PM
    Everyday, we’re bombarded with more advertisements for new products, old products, and completely revolutionized products. For the most part, the ads look great. Some of us even like the commercials more than the Super Bowl. However, when we actually want to get an honest evaluation of a product, information is harder to come by. Fortunately, a variety of sources for product reviews are available online in the form of consumer and professional reviews.
  • Fashion Online - September 21, 2007 06:44 PM
    Staying on top of the latest trends in fashion is a full time job. To make things easier on yourself, consider the Web your personal assistant -- one with great style and endless knowledge. You'll be sitting pretty as you read your favorite fashion magazine online, get advice from fashion industry experts and style mavens, learn where to get this season's essential pieces, and see what the chicest celebrities are strutting around town in. Whatever your need, the Web can feed your craving for fashion fodder.
  • August, 2007

  • Selling Online - August 30, 2007 02:38 PM
    The phrase "everything but the kitchen sink" comes to mind -- you can sell almost anything online, and find tools to help you do it more efficiently. The Web has information about auctions, marketplaces, and classified ads, and resources to help you create a successful Internet storefront. If you're new to online selling, this guide will supply you with enough tips and introductory advice to help you get started.