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Old Jul 25, 13, 9:48 pm
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OskiBear
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Long Beach, CA
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"Showrooming" with OTA's

I believe the term is used when people pop into Best Buy to get their hands on actual merchandise before purchasing it cheaper online - often at Amazon.

Similarly, I often peruse OTA's such as Hotels.com and Orbitz.com before actually booking at the merchant's own site. It's rare that I book at the OTA's site - unless it is offering an amazing deal that simply can't be replicated elsewhere.

Am I in the minority or do many of you do the same thing?

I find it helpful as a search engine...
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