Popular electronics: What are people buying?

By on November 23, 2012, 5:30 PM

The holiday shopping season has officially started in the US, with several outlets online and retail offering discounts of all kinds to lure consumers. Among some of our favorite stores that are offering Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals are Amazon, Target, Newegg, Dell, Apple and Best Buy. Also, if you are looking for tech gift recommendations, don't forget to check out TechSpot's own holiday buying guide.

But if you are undecided on what to buy or are just curious about what people is buying this weekend, Pricegrabber gives us a clear hint based on the most searched-for products over the past few days. Here's the top 15 (from most to least popular):

Another interesting fact is that Pricegrabber is observing increased shopping activity from mobile users. Personally, I like to research what I buy and often that means going back and forth between reviews, retailers and what not (not everything is sold at Amazon, unfortunately) and all that activity is most suited for browsing on my desktop or laptop. That said, Pricegrabber data indicates that 73% of shoppers are buying from their computers, 17% are using smartphones and 9% are on tablets. I can always assume, but it's better to hear it from you. Where do you do most of your shopping and from where (device)?




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madboyv1, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I think I see a pattern to the items most sought after...

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I wonder how many of those items was influenced by a sales promotion put out for Black Friday. To me that kinda ruins the statistics, knowing the list could have been influenced by promotions.

Guest said:

Over the Black Friday weekend, I purchased a Bissell vacuum cleaner for the wife, a Manga and a FairyTale key chain for my daughter. I need to save up for a new washing machine then after some house repairs maybe I can start thinking about some tech gear.

Doctor John Doctor John said:

Over this period I bought a few groceries, and two multipacks of incense sticks (non-electronic).

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