High street stores vs. online shops

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by Lovemoney Staff ReenaSewraz on 12 December 2012  |  Comments 0 comments

The web or the high street: which is cheaper this Christmas? Reena Sewraz finds out...

High street stores vs. online shops

Here’s a table detailing the price differences between high street stores and online shops for a variety of Christmas presents you might be thinking of buying this festive season.

The high street prices are taken from HMV, Waterstones, Currys/PC World and Boots. The online price is the best possible deal I could find on the web for the same product. Apologies if I have missed out any cheaper sites.

Click the product link to be taken to the online store.

All prices are correct on 12th December 2012.

Product

High street price

Online price

Online shop

Online Saving

DVDs

HMV

 

 

 

Prometheus

£15.99

£9.99

Sainsbury’s Entertainment

37.5%

Ice Age 4

£10

£9.99

Play.com

0.1%

The Expendables 2

£11.99

£9.99

Amazon

16.7%

Michael McIntyre Showtime

£15.99

£10.99

Sainsbury’s Entertainment

31.3%

The Simpsons Season 15 Boxset

£30

£27.95

Zavvi

6.8%

Homeland Season One Boxset

£30

£22.99

Sainsbury’s Entertainment

23.4%

The Wire Complete HBO Season 1-5 Boxset

£49

£42.31

Amazon

13.7%

The Thing

£3

£3

Asda Direct

0.0%

New Girl Season One Boxset

£20

£14.95

The Hut

25.3%

Jack Whitehall Live

£14.99

£9.99

Sainsbury’s Entertainment

33.4%

Brave

£14.99

£9.99

Sainsbury’s Entertainment

33.4%

The Walking Dead Season 1-2 Boxset

£43

£34.39

Play.com

20.0%

Avengers Assemble

£12

£7.99

Amazon

33.4%

Dark Knight Trilogy Boxset

£25

£18

Amazon

28.0%

CDs

HMV

 

 

 

Now 83

£15

£10.99

Sainsbury’s Entertainment

26.7%

The Rolling Stones - GRRR!

£12

£10.99

CD Wow!

8.4%

Alicia Keys – Girl On Fire

£10

£5.99

Play.com

40.1%

One Direction –Take Me Home

£10

£7

Tesco Direct

30.0%

Mumford & Sons- Babel (Gentlemen of the Road Edition)

£21

£15.99

Sainsbury’s Entertainment

23.9%

Pink – The Truth About Love

£13

£7

Amazon

46.2%

Emeli Sandé – Our Version of Events (Special Edition)

£10

£7.99

Sainsbury’s Entertainment

20.1%

Jessie Ware -Devotion

£10

£7.50

Amazon

25.0%

Rihanna -Unapologetic

£10

£7.99

CD Wow!

20.1%

Two Door Cinema Club –Tourist History

£7

£4

Tesco Direct

42.9%

Florence + the Machine - Ceremonials

£7

£4.99

Sainsbury’s Entertainment

28.7%

Robbie Williams –Take the Crown

£10

£7.99

CD Wow!

20.1%

Video games

HMV

 

 

 

Call of Duty Black Ops II – Xbox 360

£42.99

£29.99

Gio Tech

30.2%

FIFA 13 – PS3

£42.99

£34.85

Shop To

18.9%

Assassins Creed 3 – Xbox 360

£42.99

£39.85

Shop To

7.3%

Brave- Nintendo DS

£17.99

£15

Tesco Direct

16.6%

ZombiU – Wii U

£44.99

£36.99

2game

17.8%

Style Boutique- 3DS

£39.99

£28.85

Shop To

27.9%

Sonic & All Star Racing Transformed - PS Vita

£27.99

£24.99

Amazon

10.7%

Assassins Creed 3: Liberation – PS Vita

£39.99

£28.50

Amazon

28.7%

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time- Nintendo 3DS

£34.99

£24.98

Blockbuster

28.6%

Electrical goods

Currys/PC World

 

 

 

Nintendo 3DS XL

£169

£154.99

Amazon

8.3%

Samsung Galaxy Note Wi-Fi 16GB  10.1” Tablet

£329

£317

Carphone Warehouse

3.6%

Bose SoundDock

£179.99

£173.94

Hifix

3.4%

HP Photosmart Printer HP5524

£89.99

£89.99

PC World/Currys

0.0%

Samsung Blu-ray Player BDE5300

£49.99

£49

Very

2.0%

Pure DAB One Classic II

£54.95

£54.95

PC World/Currys

0.0%

Samsung 27” HD LED TV LT27B300

£269.99

£245.40

Pixmania

9.1%

Canon Ixus 230 Compact Digital Camera Black

£129.99

£129.99

PC World/ Currys

0.0%

Apple iPad 4 16GB Wi-fi

£399

£369.96

Pro Vision

7.3%

Apple MacBook Pro 15” Retina 8GB

£1,799

£1,550

Churchill Conrad

13.8%

Epson Perfection V500 Photo Scanner  

£159.99

£159.99

Amazon

0.0%

Books (hardback)

Waterstones

 

 

 

The Casual Vacancy - J.K. Rowling

£17

£8

Amazon

52.9%

Back Story- David Mitchell

£16

£8

Amazon

50.0%

Bring up the Bodies - Hilary Mantel

£20

£8.86

Amazon

55.7%

Jamie’s 15-Minute Meals

£13

£9

Asda Direct

30.8%

Moranthology - Caitlin Moran

£18.99

£9.31

Amazon

51.0%

The Great Gatsby (Penguin Hardback Classics) - F.Scott Fitzgerald

£14.99

£9.59

Amazon

36.0%

Dodger - Terry Pratchett

£18.99

£8.99

Sainsbury’s Entertainment

52.7%

Anti-Fragile: How to Live in a World We Don’t Understand - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

£25

£14.75

Amazon

41.0%

In Vogue: An Illustrated History of the World's Most Famous Fashion Magazine

£45

£31.99

Sainsbury’s Entertainment

28.9%

Beyond the Page - Quentin Blake

£19.99

£12.99

Hive

35.0%

Beauty products

Boots

 

 

 

Weight Watchers Precision Body Analyser Electronic Scale 8991BU

£30

£24.44

Amazon

18.5%

Braun Oral B Professional Care 3000 Rechargeable Toothbrush

£49.99

£42.47

Amazon

15.0%

Babyliss Men’s Even Finish Beard Trimmer 7810U

£29.99

£22.09

Etwist

26.3%

Gillette Venus Naked Skin Intense Pulsed Light Hair Reduction System

£399.99

£325.61

Amazon

18.6%

Babyliss Pro Nano Hair Straightener

£9.99

£4.91

Amazon

50.9%

Marc Jacobs Dot 30ml Eau De Parfum

£37

£31

Slap it on

16.2%

Paco Rabanne Pour Homme 75ml Aftershave

£16.80

£12.69

Cheap Smells

24.5%

Joop! Homme  75ml Eau De Toilette Spray

£25.98

£22.99

Xtras

11.5%

Burberry Original for Men 30ml Eau De Toilette Spray

£13.25

£13.25

Cheap Smells

0.0%

Marc Jacobs Lola 50ml Eau De Parfum

£47

£37

Slap it on

21.3%

Prices correct on 12/12/2012

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