I am pretty much done when it comes to Christmas shopping. But there is always a last minute item or two that escaped my advance-planning-and-take-advantage-of-free-shipping-and-online-sales campaign. It’s inevitable. I will probably think of it today since yesterday was free shipping day.
So this morning I’ve been taking Milo.com for a spin. (Mostly because the company has been pelting me with announcements during these feverish shopping days.)
What if I were to remember today that I forgot to buy my son the laptop he wants for Christmas? I could run all over town comparison shopping. Or I could buy the first unit I find that meets my requirementsâ€“ damn the price. Or I could type “laptop” (and the brand if I’m so inclined) and my zip code into the search bar at Milo.com and find out who has what and what it costs before I get up from my desk.
I did that last one. And there is was: Every laptop in town, what they cost and if they are actually in stock in the store. It’s a good thing I planned ahead because my choices look pretty limited on this front.
I wish I had known about Milo.com when I was recently searching for a copy of Apocalypse Now my son wanted to watch for a school project. I called three places in town that day and finally gave up and borrowed it from a friend’s library. A quick search at Milo.com told me it was in stock at Best Buy (where I never thought to call) and cost $14.99. Well, I’ll never get the hour back that I spent searching for that last-minute purchase two weeks ago. But at least I know what to do next time my procrastinating son makes an arcane demand like that on a tight deadline: Milo.com.