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shop around (for something)

to shop at different stores to find what you want at the best price. I've been shopping around for a new car, but they are all priced too high. You can find a bargain, but you'll have to shop around.
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shop around

to compare the price and quality of similar items before buying one You should certainly shop around before buying a new computer.
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shop around

1. Look for the best bargain, opportunity, or the like, as in This job offers only minimum wage so she decided to shop around for one with better pay . This expression alludes to looking in different stores in search of bargains or a particular item. [c. 1920]
2. Look for a buyer for, offer for sale to various parties, as in The company is now being actively shopped around. [Second half of 1900s]
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shop around

v.
1. To go from store to store in search of merchandise or bargains: We shopped around for the best price before buying. Don't buy the first pair of shoes you see; shop around first.
2. To look for something better: I think the receptionist is shopping around for a new job.
3. To offer something, such as a large block of common stock, for sale to various parties: They shopped the deal around for a couple of months but couldn't find a buyer.
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With our research showing that a third of the nation fails to shop around for their policy, there is a clear opportunity for people to save money and make the most of the range of insurers and prices available to them.
It will also ensure that customers receive all the information they need to shop around "in one easily accessible place".
Chris Pond, FSA director for financial capability, said: "The FSA is committed to helping consumers make informed decisions about PPI and to shop around more effectively - the PPI tables are a key part of this.
52 made by those motorists with maximum no claims discount at their last renewal, those who don't shop around run the risk of missing out on a combined total of pounds 1.
South Wales consumers still believe there is one supplier and it does not come naturally to shop around.
After the free year is up, we'd advise everyone to shop around and make sure it's you -not the maker of your car -who picks the best insurer and price for you.
If you don't agree with a contract, let the lender know you will shop around," says Rooker.
Rest assured if you don't shop around in the second year, as certain insurers will not hesitate to increase your renewal price - hardly the thanks deserved for being a loyal customer.
It is calling on the Government to do more to encourage people to shop around when buying an annuity, pointing out that it would benefit from the higher incomes people had through higher tax receipts and less people being dependent on means-tested benefits.
As many of you pile on the pounds over the festive period, I would encourage you to review the financial products you hold and shop around to ensure that you are getting the most competitive deal available.
Although the preparation tends to involve buying new clothes and stocking up on sun block, many forget to shop around for the best deals on holiday money.
The group claimed that, despite the fact that about three-quarters of UK drivers have a no-claims discount of at least four years, only 55 per cent shop around.
Andy Deller, director of banking and insurance at Egg, said: "Every year, millions of motorists end up paying over the odds for their car insurance because they do not shop around for competitive cover.
The majority of consumers are too lazy to shop around for the best-value financial products, even though it could save them hundreds of pounds a year.
The average shop around rate is pounds 484 for comprehensive and pounds 548 for non-comprehensive.