Shopping versus buying?

I figure when you are shopping you are not totally sure of what you want.  So what do you do, you call on a few companies, maybe ask some questions, hopefully you learn something.     Now if every offer you get is not the same what do you do?  How do you compare?

So if you are buying, I figure you know what you want.  You have set some clear, almost non-negotiable criteria and went out to look for it.  Now it doesn’t mean you do not take advice or that you are trying to overspend.  Instead I think it means you are not wasting time, you are getting a clear idea of what you are looking for and you ask others to present that.

I love when people are looking for comparisons I loathe when people shop without having a clear idea of what they want or even what they need.