October typically sees a multitude of consumer electronics industry events, announcements, and new product releases, earning this month the moniker “Techtober.” It’s no coincidence that October is also the kickoff to the holiday shopping season. It’s an exciting time to be a tech enthusiast! Here’s a quick guide to some of the tools available on Shopping from Microsoft Start to help those enthusiasts save time and money in search of their Techtober dream device or gadget.
The Technology Deals Shopping page from Microsoft Start provides a curated list of trending products from a variety of retailers. Here shoppers will find popular tech categories such as Laptops, Headphones & Headsets, Digital Media Players, and TVs. Each category includes subsections with Top Deals (providing the greatest discounts) and Trending Products (most often searched). With deals and products continuously updating, shoppers are sure to find cutting-edge products and prices they’ll love.
Clicking on a specific product will reveal information to help Techtober shoppers quickly make informed purchase decisions:
- the full product description
- the price and any discount
- a graphic of the price history over time
- related products which might be of interest
- a link to the retailer’s website to make the purchase
Another Microsoft Start Shopping tab worth exploring is the Editor’s Picks. This is a curated page of timely deals – not limited to technology. Here shoppers will find seasonal trending products such as that must-have Halloween costume or hard-to-find holiday gift.
Last but not least, a newly added feature is the “Videos Shopping Experience,” provided by TalkShopLive™. Here technology enthusiasts will find everything from hour-long product showcases provided by major electronics manufacturers and retailers to ten minute “unboxing” videos of cool new tech and PC teardowns by hobbyists. To view these simply click on the Videos tab under the search bar. There are shows about everything from tech to fashion and beauty tips to kitchen remodels.
Whether this month is “Techtober” to you or just plain October, Shopping from Microsoft Start offers tools to help online shoppers find that perfect tech toy while saving time and money. And while the fresh new crop of gadgets are making a lot of noise around this time of the year, savvy shoppers are looking for great deals year-round. Shopping from Microsoft Start is here to help!
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