Quoting Carter&Violet♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:</b>" The ONLY time I get anything ... [snip!] ... So it was worth the 300 to me."</blockquote> I'd love one/ just would rather spend 300 on a lot of other things haha"
Price-matching is your best friend. I didn't read back far enough to know which brand or anything of pump, but I got the Medela Advanced On The Go Tote pump that was $300 everywhere I looked ($280 at a couple places, but not much of a difference, really). I found the exact same one on Amazon for $212. I could've bought it straight from Amazon, but I had a bunch of gift cards to Target, so I asked Target if they'd price-match, and they said they would. Target also let me use my 10% off card that they sent me for having that item on my registry. In the end, we only paid $32 out of our pockets for the thing (including California's 8% tax).
A lot of places are willing to price-match Amazon & they don't usually take the shipping into consideration (whether you'll have to pay for shipping or not). Best Buy was trying to sell my mom this $70 converter box. I looked it up on Amazon & it was only $40 there (exact model & such). Best Buy price-matched it and she saved $30.
It's really worth it to shop around, find the cheapest prices, check for discounts/coupons, and call around to make sure places will price match. The individually owned places are much more likely to price-match, I've found. Les Schwab, while a franchise, has each store individually owned. There are 3 within about 15 minutes of us, so whenever we need new tires, we call all 3 and get quotes. Then we call them back saying "Store X said they'd do it for $xx...what can you do it for?" and they'll usually throw some bonus in or something.
It almost makes me feel bad doing it till I realized it really doesn't hurt them at all...or else they wouldn't do it. Stores jack their prices up so much just to get the extra cash, they're really not losing anything.