Sometimes you have to spend a lot of time to save money. When the amount is small you have to figure out if it is worth the effort or the time to get less a dollar of discount or even five dollars if you have to search far. But if the savings is substantial then it pays to shop around. For example if you are car is in a accident or have been hit without your knowledge and you have to fix it, you can save substantial amount of money by getting two or three quotes or even go outside your city or even county if you can save thousands. Same thing happens with fixing repairs in your house like carpentry or plumbing. Major renovations needs to be carefully checked out for price and quality and not only license.
People have become price conscious and savvy enough on the internet to compare pricing and then buy goods. Even the lure of free shipping can change a person's mind to gyrate towards a particular website. As long as you have the time and you can do a thorough cost-expense analysis of products, it really pays to shop around and save substantial amount of savings on things you would have bought anyway from well-known