That’s according to recent findings by Wolfe Research, which conducted pricing surveys for both categories.
For electronics, the research company collected a basket of products that included an iPad, Xbox One, Vizio TV, Beats headphones, Fitbit, GoPro, Netgear router, HP all-in-one printer and a video game, among other items. It then compared the basket prices on Walmart.com, BestBuy.com, Target.com and Amazon in March and April.
According to Wolfe, basket totals were as follows:
Amazon: $3, 294
Best Buy: $3,303
Applying Target’s 5-percent discount for RedCard-carrying customers would bring its basket total down to a list-winning $3,237. Wolfe was also quick to point out that consumers shouldn’t rule out Best Buy, which has a price-match guarantee that would have applied to all 15 of the items.
For major appliances, Wolfe took a look at Lowe’s and Home Depot, the No. 1 and 3 home-improvement chains, respectively. (Sears is No. 2.) According to Wolfe, Lowe’s bested Home Depot by 7 percent in majap pricing with a $4,192 basket for seven items.
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