In order to get your favorite tech goodies, you have to either buy them or get them gifted to you. Since the latter is a hit-and-miss affair, the former is usually the solution, and since the former required money, shaving dollars off the price of your beloved <insert gadget here> is a very, very good thing. Here are a few sites, whether for buying directly, for comparing prices or for just hunting out the best deals, that make the shopping process a good one.
Price Comparison Sites like Google Product Search, Nextag, Pricegrabber and ShopZilla are probably the most obvious first step for a savvy shopper when deciding where to get a shiny new gadget. The above sites are unbiased, and aggregate pricing from dozens of online stores under one virtual roof so you can figure out who has the best price, including shipping and tax, on Gadget X (which will almostinvariabley be different than a similar search for Gadget Y).
You may also want to check out Epionions for reviews of the product you want to buy; the community there is rather long-winded but the reviews, coupled with price comparisons, really help. Last but not least, make sure to check into the reputation of the online seller you want to buy from; some are outright scams. I’ve found that the best site for this is ResellerRatings.com, with BizRate also being a good option.