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Chapter 10. Using Sherlock  > Shopping Online

Shopping Online

If you have Internet access, you can also use Sherlock to find products that you can buy online. This feature can search various departments at http://Amazon.com as well as other online retailers and auctions.

To search for a product

1.
Click the Shopping channel button at the top of the Sherlock window (Figure 5) to display Sherlock's Shopping channel.

2.
Enter the name or some key words for the product you want to find in the text field near the top of the window (Figure 39).

Figure 39. Use Sherlock to shop online.


3.
Turn on the check boxes beside each search site where you want to shop.

4.
Click the magnifying glass button to begin the search. Sherlock searches the online stores you selected, displaying its status while it works.

5.
After a moment, the matches begin to appear. You can begin working with matches immediately or wait until Sherlock has finished searching (Figure 40).

Figure 40. Select one of the matches to get more information about it, along with a clickable link to the Web site where it's available for sale.


6.
To get all the information about a matched item, click it once. The information appears in the area beneath the list (Figure 40).

7.
To learn more about the item or buy it, double-click it. This launches your Web browser and displays the page on the Web site where the item is offered for sale.


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