Barbecue grills come in three fuel types: charcoal, gas and electric. There are a wide variety of styles, fuels, sizes and prices from a cheap disposable grill to those costing thousands of dollars. In addition to grills that must be used outside for safety reasons, there are also electric countertop grills and stovetop grills. If you live in a condo, apartment, house, boat, RV or a place with no patio or yard, smaller grills can still provide the grilling experience with all the flavor and fun that the entire family will enjoy. Purchasing a grill online can be made easier if in advance you decide on your preferences. It may be best to first decide on fuel type: gas, charcoal or electric. Do you prefer the smoky taste of charcoal or will gas or electric suit your taste? Grill aficionados can argue endlessly about the merits of charcoal versus gas versus electric but the fuel choice is ultimately up to you after considering all factors. After deciding on fuel type consider the following: grill size, portable grill or built-in grill, price range, features, BTU rating, product warranty, return policy, is assembly required and any other factors important to you. You may also wish to consider: kinds and quantities of foods to be grilled, available space in the yard, year-round or summer grilling, what fits into the family budget, storage space for winter months and other factors relevant to the situation. Once the basics have been decided think about: 1. compare prices, 2. search for coupons, 3. check weekly ads and specials on the store website. When you have narrowed down your choices and found stores that carry those grills, it is helpful to sign up for store newsletters so as to be aware of upcoming sales and promotions. Many of these stores offer discounts and coupons on gas grills, electric grills, charcoal grills, countertop grills, portable grills and other types of grills : Abes of Maine, cooking.com, Home Depot, Kmart, Sears, Compact Appliance, Home Everything, Home Click, Meijer, Northline Express, QVC, BJs, Dillards, Costco, Kohls, Sams Club, JC Penney, Macys, Tractor Supply, AbestKitchen, Bed Bath & Beyond, The Great Indoors, Cymax, Cost Plus World Market, Linens N Things, Walmart, Instawares, Kitchen Collection, Target, Sur La Table, build.com, More Home, cooking.com, Chefs Catalog, Brylane Home, HSN, Sur La Table and others.