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Online links for Department stores.

Post by RimBlock » Wed, 18 Oct 2006 12:00 am

Hi,

I am after some or even just one link to a department store who has a catalogue online with prices.

I cannot find any with google and after spending the day searching the forum seem to be no closer.

What I want to do is work out costings for stocking a home using rough figures for things I like. Getting ideas of prices of things from TV's to fridges to sofas (I am in the hate Ikea camp I am afraid) to beds to cooking utensils to sheets etc.

I am just after rough figures but what I would buy is very much, like for all people, a matter of personal taste and so would like to be able to browse from the UK and work out a budget to set aside.

Many thanks
RB

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Post by jpatokal » Wed, 18 Oct 2006 11:57 pm

Why do you need to stick to a department store? A shopping aggregator like shopping.yahoo.com or froogle.com will let you search across thousands of online retailers.
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Post by RimBlock » Thu, 19 Oct 2006 12:06 am

Well only becuase it will be quicker and easier to look at one site with lots of different things than at lots of sites specialising in differet types of items.

I can also happily indulge my impulse buying nature with things I didn't think of but see in the one site and this would be quite limited otherwise.

There are many such sites in the Uk but to my surprise I am finding it hard to locate any in Singapore or am looking in the wrong places (google).

I will have a browse on Yahoo though thanks.

RB

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Post by denovo » Thu, 19 Oct 2006 4:02 am

I was looking for the same thing and no luck with either yahoo or google... how I hope there'd be just sth. like macys.com!

btw I heard Isetan is one of the biggest dept store but their website sucks... with almost 0 information...

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Post by RimBlock » Thu, 19 Oct 2006 4:28 pm

I can sort of understand why it is done, they want to get feet in stores but surely it would be a major benefit for shoppers to be able to compare prices before choosing where to go to get that great deal.

I find this really surprising for Singapore who seem to be so advanced in most things but lacking in this respect. Such a large potential market missed.

Maybe someone should approch the various stores and advocate the benefits of puting details on line :D . I for one would rather not have to go traipsing around multiple stores wasting a day looking for a good deal when i could spend an hour online to find the cheapest place which has what I want.

I did find this place for A/V and white box goods http://www.tolayonline.com.sg/index.asp but please note I have never used them so I cannot pass comment on them. It just gives me an idea of prices for certian things in Singapore.

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