Shopping.com Helps Consumers Save Time and Money as Summer Gift Giving Heats up with Dads and Grads

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Shopping.com’s Chief Shopper Makes Gift Giving Simple with the Hottest Dads and Grads Gifts for Every Budget.

Gift-givers can save time and money by simplifying the shopping process. Shopping.com organizes product details from trustworthy online stores that shoppers can use to make informed decisions – whether that’s saying goodbye to traditional gifts like ties or finding the perfect one.

June is the time to help dads relax and kick back, and to help grads equip themselves for life beyond school. Shopping.com, a leading online comparison shopping site, provides consumers with a one-stop-shop for gifts that won’t break the bank.

According to the NRF 2006 Father’s Day Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey, spending on Father’s Day this year is anticipated to reach $9.0 billion – up approximately ten percent from last year. The report also found that the average spend on Father’s Day is $88.80. When you add in gifts for new graduates, the costs can quickly accumulate.

“June is a busy season for buying gifts,” said Shannon Clouston, chief shopper for Shopping.com. “Gift-givers can save time and money by simplifying the shopping process. Shopping.com organizes product details from trustworthy online stores that shoppers can use to make informed decisions – whether that’s saying goodbye to traditional gifts like ties or finding the perfect one.”

Shopping.com offers 40 million products across more than 280 categories, ensuring that gift buyers will find what their dads and grads want from boutique to name-brand merchants. Shopping.com’s Chief Shopper offers up great ideas for useful, relaxing, or just plain memorable Father’s Day and graduation gifts.

Don’t Go Mad Shopping for Dad

Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker: This slow-cook [barbecue cooker can smoke a turkey and a ham at the same time, helping dad keep up his responsibilities as outdoor party menu manager. More than 1,800 grills are available from Shopping.com merchants.

Father’s Day golf ball set: Every time dad gets on the links, he’ll think of the kids who gave him a set of golf balls emblazoned with “Happy Father’s Day.” It’s an inexpensive way to give a fun and unique Father’s Day gift. Shopping.com merchants offer more than 38,000 golf-related items.

Personalized picture frame: Make pictures of the kids and grandkids even more meaningful with a picture frame personalized with dad’s name and a special poem – it’s just the right gift for proud dads who love showing off pictures of the kids or grandkids. Online shoppers can choose from 3,700 picture frames at Shopping.com.

Redi Chek roasting/grilling thermometer: The master of the backyard grill will get steak right every time with this electronic timer and thermometer with multiple settings for all types of meat.

[iJoy massage chair: Dads who never take enough time to relax will love having the iJoy massage chair right in the family room. The chairs can be programmed to provide different types of massages.

[Panasonic 42-inch plasma television: Whether dad likes football, golf, or simply watching old movies, he’ll enjoy his viewing all the more with this state-of-the-art [plasma TV set. Shopping.com offers more than 1,100 plasma TVs from dozens of merchants.

Making the Grade on Graduation Gifts

Tomtom GO 300 GPS receiver: New grads who are logging miles on job interviews need never worry about getting lost, thanks to this portable car navigator that provides info on traffic congestion, city maps and weather. Shopping.com has more than 1400 GPS devices ranging from $200 to $900.

TV HomeDock docking station for Apple iPod, and [Bose SoundDock Docking Station for iPod: For grads setting themselves up in their first apartments, the HomeDock iPod docking station allows iPod content to be viewed over a TV, and lets users navigate through playlists via a TV screen. The Bose SoundDock provides sophisticated sounds for the post-grad parties. More than 12,700 iPod-related products are available on Shopping.com.

Dell Inspiron 9400 PC notebook: Grads with this 17-inch widescreen laptop, complete with integrated subwoofer, are well-equipped to manage their job hunt, stay in touch with hiring managers and research potential employees. Shopping.com offers more than 30,000 laptop computers.

2006 Graduation Memories album: High school graduation can be hard for grads as they say goodbye to old friends and embark on new journeys. To capture their favorite moments, grads will cherish this wood-cover photo album personalized with the graduate’s name and school on the cover. More than 3,800 photo albums are available on Shopping.com, ensuring you’ll find the perfect look for the grad on your list.

About Shopping.com

Shopping.com, an eBay company (Nasdaq: EBAY), pioneered online comparison shopping and today is one of the fastest growing shopping destinations on the Internet. With millions of products, thousands of merchants and millions of reviews from the Epinions community, Shopping.com empowers consumers to make informed choices and, as a result, drives much higher conversion to sale and value for merchants.

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Jennifer Campbell

Access Communications for Shopping.com

(415) 844-6255

Wendy Sept

Shopping.com

(650) 616-6679

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