The rise of Amazon has made it easier than ever to shop from home and still score great deals. But, depending on what you're looking for, buying from Amazon is not always the best bet. Sometimes what you want will be available for less somewhere else.
CNBC Make It spoke with shopping experts who shared which items are almost always cheaper on Amazon than from a competitor, and they offered advice on how to make smart choices, find great deals and save money during the holiday season — and any time.
Read on for six items they say are usually worth purchasing on Amazon, as well as five ways to find the lowest prices on everything on your list.