Sunday, July 15, 2007

Tip from the Diva: Beware of Cookies!

Did you know that some retail sites monitor how many times you view a particular item and modify prices accordingly?

For instance, let's say you find an awesome dress on a website but you think it will probably go on sale. You periodically go to the site to see if the price has decreased, but instead the price has increased. What just happened??? The culprit may have been cookies stored on your computer. Apparently, when some retailers think you may be very interested in an item they increase the price because they know you are interested.

How can you avoid this?
1) Use different browsers (i.e., Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox)
2) Use different computers when viewing items
3) Delete your cookies (you can usually do this from your browser's toolbar. You may not want to delete all of your cookies, though)


anna said...

Wow. This is so interesting, I never knew that was possible. I absolutely love shopping online, esp. at - I usually find you can get better deals (with coupon codes and all) when you shop online...You've given me a whole new perspective =)

Anonymous said...

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princessdominique said...

Great tip and I'm going to link you if that's all right because this has happened to me more than once on