Santa’s on the web

If you haven’t done your Christmas shopping yet and don’t want to become ensnarled by crowds in overflowing shops, don’t despair. The internet is there for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It can also help you save up to 15% off listed prices – just click on the right sites.

This site offers new home entertainment products – from hi-fi and digital photography to computer accessories and mobile phones. The goods can be selected either by browsing through the catalog or searching by name. Goods can also be ordered through a trained salesperson over the telephone. Customers who have already put items into a virtual shopping basket may also place their orders over the phone. When both sides have confirmed the payment and delivery conditions, the deal is closed. Purchases can be delivered throughout the Czech Republic within 48 hours, or they can be picked up in person.

The main focus of this e-shop is literature, music, and media (including MP3s, video cassettes, and DVD titles) and the assortment has gradually been expanded to include PC games and office software. Its success is borne out by the fact that about 10,000 orders are placed here each month. You can send an e-mail to to request the Christmas catalog. Buying from is a self-explanatory process that begins with the customer registration. For each type of goods the shipping deadline is stated, to which you must add the Česká pošta (or international) delivery time.

Buy 100% natural cosmetics, vitamins, and dietary supplements, as well as books on health, health equipment, relaxation CDs, etc. from this online merchant. Navigate the broad assortment by clicking on an alphabetical list. Payments can be made through bank transfers or via GSM banking. For mail deliveries, add CZK 58 for packing. The firm offers free delivery on orders over CZK 2,000. Or you can pick up your purchase in person at the Prague shop.

Refrigerators, stoves, washers, and dishwashers, vacuum cleaners, etc. This site is easy to understand, and you can search either by name or by criteria. It also offers a comparison function for multiple products at once. Once they are delivered, you can pay for goods by cash or payment card. The company arranges free deliveries, so you can personally receive your purchase from the driver, check it, and immediately have the guarantee card confirmed. You can return or exchange undamaged goods without stating your reasons.

An elegant site with links to other floors of a virtual store: to the watch department at, to the perfume shop at, and so on. The vendor guarantees that you won’t find the same goods anywhere else for less, and it will cut prices to beat the competition. With each purchase it offers a discount coupon for 3% off the price of goods in any of the other departments. You can pay by bank transfer, via an e-bank, by payment card, or COD. For a CZK 30 surcharge you can have gifts delivered to the addressee, or you can also pick up your orders in person.

Browse catalogues of the least expensive goods from large retail chains, and read leaflets with sales prices at individual stores. You can search for products by using key words or according to product category, store name, or your place of residence.
Close a last-minute contract for a building savings account, under which the state is offering yearly support of CZK 4,500 (as of the first of the new year this support will drop by CZK 1,500). Here you can also sign up for compulsory or supplementary insurance.
Comprehensive auto sales information online. Just enter the name of the maker, and the types sold appear, including photos (the database contains 2,134 models of 126 makes), technical specifications, or references to used car lots and junkyards.
Arm yourself against these invisible monsters with information that includes names, provenances, precise actions, and destructive power. The site will also advise you on getting rid of viruses, which anti-virus programs actually work, and so forth.

word of the month:
Memory Stick (MS)
– This flat rectangular card looks more than anything like a stick of blue chewing gum. Portable memory medium made by Sony, this is used in nearly 300 of the firm’s products. It stores digital information – pictures, audio, or simple data. Memory sticks come with 16 to 128 MB of memory, and it competes on the market with memory cards like SmartMedia or CompactFlash. However, it is more solid and tougher than they are, and in addition it’s protected against unintentional overwriting by a little movable peg.






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