Online Shopping: How to Make Sure You Get the Lowest Price

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Sales sales sales. So many sales.

Have you noticed that online retailers change prices on items more often than they used to? They frequently do it more than once during the same day. It’s gotten out of hand lately.

So how are consumers supposed to know when the lowest price on an item shows up? Spend all day/week online stalking your must-have items? That would be fine, if any of us had the time or the motivation to do that.

Fortunately there is a new group of tools that lets you track prices. (Those of you who read the New York Times will notice that I am blatantly copying this topic from an article in Monday’s paper. I would link to it but it’s behind the paywall.) But I’ve been thinking about this for awhile, actually. I’d been wondering whether there was an app that let you track prices.

For someone with a style blog I’m way behind on the shopping apps. I’ve been meaning to get the ones that let you find an item when you’re in a store and then compare it to the same item at different stores. But clearly we are beyond that and are now on to something else: tools that let you go to online stores and find the lowest prices without sitting there all day hitting refresh.

The article lists two of the most popular sites: Hukkster  and  Digital Folio. Both look pretty simple to use so I’m going to test them out.

Here’s a more comprehensive list of sites and apps for comparison shopping and price alerts. All of the different choices are overwhelming, but I’m going to try these too.

Does anyone know any others that work?


4 responses to “Online Shopping: How to Make Sure You Get the Lowest Price

  1. Thanks for sharing information because I was not aware that there are such apps that inform you about low price. Thanks again for the information. I am just going to search such apps available for free download.

  2. There are certainly a lot of details like that to take into consideration. That is a great point to bring up. I offer the thoughts above as general inspiration but clearly there are questions like the one you bring up where the most important thing will be working in honest good faith. I don?t know if best practices have emerged around things like that, but I am sure that your job is clearly identified as a fair game. Both boys and girls feel the impact of just a moments pleasure, for the rest of their lives.

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