QXL's online auctions present an exciting and often cheap way to shop. You can set your
top limit for an item and let a robot carry on out-bidding competitors up to that amount.
This store is worth checking if you're after electrical goods (including TVs, hi-fi's and
phones), jewellery, watches, sports gear, fitness equipment, computer hardware (including
upgrades), package holidays, short breaks, rented holiday accommodation and flights.
The online arm of Great Universal is broken down into 20 separate areas to aid browsing,
which is just as well as there is a range of 40,000 products available - you'll find just
about everything you could want here for the home, gifts and clothing. An efficient search
facility helps the selection process.
The online version of Kays asks if you want to view products by department or lifestyle
('Young, Free and Single', 'Trendsetter' and 'Man About the House' to name a few). As you
would expect, the range is extensive, with just about every kind of household and personal
This is a great store to visit if you're looking for a gift with a very British feel to
it. Products include Mulberry leather, Molton Brown cosmetics, food, prints, luggage and
plenty of high quality household items. Several top British designers are also
The home shopping giant has moved into Ecommerce with an impressive range of over 12,000
items. Browsing the 6 main product categories - electrical, fashion, health & beauty,
home & garden, jewellery and collectibles - is simple, and product descriptions are
This mall has undergone a few redesigns in recent years. The present version looks good
and works well. The handful of current tenants sell electrical goods, gadgets, music,
computer games and outdoor gear.
The people behind this company reckon it's all about living life to the full (we agree) so
they decided to sell the things they believe in. This has resulted in a diverse selection:
bandannas, watches, men's clothing, silver Mexican jewellery, Ducati motorbikes and travel
accessories. Alternatively, go parachuting, motor racing, bungee jumping or water-skiing.
If you're a fan of the gadgets and designer goods listed in the well-known Innovations
catalogues, you'll feel quite at home at their web site. The extensive range of home,
garden and personal care products can be located by searching or general browsing.
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The patriotic Made in Sheffield site has begun selling products from around 40 local
manufacturers online. The 240 items range in price between £10 and £2000 and include
cutlery, flasks, jewellery, clocks, picture frames and toys.
Argos is currently selling over 1000 products from their well known catalogue over the
web. Searching is probably more efficient than browsing the categories, which often
produce long text lists linking to the product descriptions.