Electronic Store
Buying Guide

Photo of a person checking out a tablet in an electronics store.
Electronic Store Buying Guide

Getting Started

If you're buying anything from a tablet to a big-screen TV this holiday season, your best bet might be shopping online. In recent years, the Consumer Reports readers we've surveyed who shopped online were more satisfied overall than those who shopped at a walk-in store. In fact, websites as a whole outdid walk-in stores for quality, selection, and price in this year's poll, based on more than 42,000 electronics shopping experiences at 20 walk-in stores, 14 online retailers, independent stores, and websites.

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