Amazon is the best

If you’re going to buy something on the internet, go out of your way to make sure you buy it on Amazon. Some products you might be able to get cheaper elsewhere, but I doubt it. Take my recent purchase as an example. I found $78 in Best Buy gift certificates in my closet, and knew exactly what I wanted to buy. I had been eying a pair of Sennheiser HD-280 Pro headphones for a very long time.  My in-ear headphones had stopped working in one of the ears, and my Sennheiser PX-100’s had become buzzy in the right ear.  So excited at the opportunity, I knew I had to buy them.  But I had Best Buy gift cards not Amazon.

Amazon had the headphones for a reasonable $74.  Not only was this a low price, but there was no sales tax and there was no shipping and handling costs.  Amazing.

Best Buy? The headphones were $99.99, the tax was $9.25 and the shipping was $4.99.  $114.23.  Unbelievable.  The product was 50% more expensive.  If I had not had a Best Buy gift card I would never have bought from them, it’s just ridiculous.  I wish I could have saved myself $4.99 by purchasing in store, but none of the three local Best Buys carried these in stock any more.

Amazon ships anything sold by them with a total order value over $25 for free, with no sales tax.  They are incredibly hard to beat.  I have no idea why anyone even bothers to buy stuff from Best Buy.