Online Retailers Aggressively Slashing Prices to Attract Last Minute Holiday Shoppers

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With Christmas less than 2 weeks away, online retailers are now slashing prices by an average of 42% -- allowing last minute holiday shoppers to take advantage of even deeper discounts than were available on Black Friday.

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Consumers who use when shopping online are able to receive free email alerts whenever products they want to purchase go on sale.

New research conducted by has found that online retailers are aggressively slashing prices in many popular product categories*. With average mark-downs of over 42%, consumers are now finding even better deals than were available on Black Friday – which has historically been considered the best day to shop for Christmas.

“We found that on Black Friday consumers were able to save about 34% on their purchases,” says Chris Garlotta, co-founder of, an online price tracking web site, “But now online retailers are offering even bigger discounts -- with average markdowns of over 42%.”

In the final 2 weeks before Christmas some of the most deeply discounted products are:

  •     34% off HDTVs
  •     46% off Video Games
  •     43% off Furniture & Home Décor
  •     41% off GPS Systems
  •     31% off Digital Cameras
  •     45% off Perfume & Cologne
  •     23% off Tablet Computers
  •     40% off MP3 Players
  •     52% off Winter Clothing & Accessories
  •     31% off Blu-Ray Players
  •     41% off Watches
  •     39% off Sunglasses

ZingSale is a free online price tracking web site that alerts shoppers to online sales. Consumers can visit where they can create a "wish list" of all of the items they want to buy and ZingSale will automatically send them an email alert when the price of any of those items drops. It's free, and takes just 10 seconds to get started.

Some recent deals ZingSale has found for holiday shoppers are**:

  • 70% off PanDigital 7-Inch Tablet Computer (Sale Price: $89.00)
  • 38% off LG 42-Inch 1080p HDTV (Sale Price: $499.99)
  • 81% off Syma Remote Controlled Helicopter (Sale Price: $24.95)
  • 40% off The Help on DVD (Sale Price: $17.99)
  • 34% off XBOX 360 Kinect Sensor with 3 Free Games (Sale Price: $99.00)
  • 35% off Garmin nüvi Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Map & Traffic Updates (Sale Price: $149.99)
  • 32% off Women's Isotoner Gloves (Sale Price: $22.97)
  • 50% off Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson - Hardcover Edition (Sale Price: $17.49)
  • 35% off Canon PowerShot ELPH 12.1 MP Digital Camera (Sale Price: $149.00)
  • 70% off Angry Birds Plush Stuffed Bird with Sound (Sale Price: $4.99)
  • 66% off Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 on DVD (Sale Price: $9.99)
  • 44% off Cuisinart SmartStick Immersion Hand Blender (Sale Price: $30.95)
  • 50% off Logitech HD Webcam (Sale Price: $24.99)
  • 57% off Samsung WEP460 Bluetooth Headset (Sale Price: $17.25)
  • 50% off LeapFrog Leapster 2 Learning Game System (Sale Price: $34.99)

ZingSale also helps shoppers be more informed by providing a detailed price history chart for many items, which shows how the prices have changed each day. By using a free service like ZingSale to check an items’ price history before buying, online shoppers are able to see if the sale they are being offered is truly a good deal or not.

About ZingSale
Launched in 2008, ZingSale is a free online price tracking web site that monitors the price of over 350,000 products in hundreds of shopping categories like Electronics, Clothing, Children’s Toys, Video Games, and even Groceries.

To get started, simply go to, create a list of the products you are interested in buying, and within minutes, ZingSale begins tracking the price of those products from online merchants. As soon as a sale is found, you will automatically receive an email alerting you to the price drop. To make life even easier, the email alert also contains a link to the store where you can purchase the item at the sale price. No need to go to the store or hunt down coupon codes. It's an easy way to save time, while still making sure you're getting the best deals when shopping online -- especially this holiday season.

  • The research was conducted in December 2011 by ZingSale. Average savings calculations were derived by evaluating the price changes of over 7,000 products by hundreds of merchants selling through

** Prices for these products were found on December 13, 2011 at 6:00PM Pacific. The prices may have changed since then. Please visit ZingSale for the latest pricing information
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