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BizRate survey looks at US online shoppers' price comparison habits.

TELECOMWORLDWIRE-20 March 2002-BizRate survey looks at US online shoppers' price comparison habits (C)1994-2002 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com

A survey conducted by online price comparison web site BizRate has found that 34% of US consumers use comparison shopping 'bots' when shopping online.

Similarly, 43% of online shoppers claim that they sometimes use the comparison shopping bots while a half of all the respondents say that most of the time they comparison shop by searching site to site. The survey also found that 74% of respondents claimed that if they did not conduct comparison shopping then they would feel guilty. Finally, 52% stated that they believed that comparison shopping is the best way to get a good deal.

The survey polled 3,254 US online shoppers on 20 and 21 February 2002.

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