I am a big fan of online shopping, especially when I am looking for something specific or unique. As a mother of two small children, shopping in stores can really be a hassle. I recently encountered http://www.become.com/ and decided to test it out with a few searches. The nice thing about a site like this is that it pulls the item you are looking for from multiple retailers and lets you compare them all on one screen. A thumbnail of the item, description, location and price are all in a tidy format for easy comparison without having to jump from site to site.
I did several searches at http://www.become.com/, looking for several different products. I searched for seventeen bedding (very cute, funky stuff inspired by Seventeen Magazine) and it really didn't provide the results I was looking for, but did offer links to other sites featuring the brand. I also looked for dressing tables with mirror with slightly better results. (Found a really cute pink one for little girls, but it was a bit pricey for a 3 year old!) Next I tried for a moon chair and got some decent results. I had better luck searching for a canvas book display and quad stroller, which I'm hoping to purchase within the next month. These two items really supplied more results for a true price comparison.
Overall, the site had a clean and tidy appearance and fair results. I typically search for an item using a search engine and then hop from site to site, and this can be time consuming. I haven't really used many comparison sites and I'd love to get some feed back as to what sites you use to do your comparison shopping. Have you tried http://www.become.com/? How did you like it?