Ebay may be an online retailer, but thanks to its latest partnership with Milo, it's helping you strategically plan your next trip to the store. Called Gifts Nearby, this new website finds popular items in your area and tells you whether they're in stock at various stores.
Looking for an Xbox Kinect bundle? While you could drive from store to store looking for this hot-ticket item, it would be easier to look it up on Gifts Nearby and know right where to go, saving you stress, gas, and time. Just enter your zip code to see retail stores in your area, choose a category (from gaming consoles, cameras, tablets, camcorders, and more), and Gifts Nearby will tell you what's available, where, and the price so you can comparison shop from home. And if you can't find what you're looking for in stores, you can search for a specific item on Ebay as a last resort. Rain check, anyone?