Comparing products from different stores

silvermoon

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Often when I go to the store before I make a purchase, I like to shop around and see if I'm getting the best deal. This means going from store to store and checking prices for items. Is there an app that already does this? It would be even better if the app can also check if the item is at a particular store. So it would be like Google Shopping or Nextag.
 

Europa

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You can check store prices online. Just go to the website for each store you want to check. Be sure to check Newegg and Amazon prices as well.
 

Europa

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I'm not sure. I don't rely on apps for this type of thing. I just check store prices online. I was just providing an alternative to wasting time driving to the stores to check prices.
 

Ledsteplin

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RoofMonkey

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Some of the barcode scanner apps will show you prices of items at different local stores, but you have to be at 1 store and scan the barcode of the item.
 

chris

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I often rely on Amazon for best prices, so use that as a base comparison when I'm out shopping. I'll use their app and scan the bar code before buying.

Google Shopping is not really a price comparison tool. I believe that's a paid advertisement. They might show prices, but it's not why the selected group of retailers are included.

When I shop online, I use the deal sites. If there is something in particular I'm looking for, I'll search by name at a site like Slickdeals. That might produce a deal that's expired, but I'll have an idea of what I can get it for and where to look. They also allow you to setup deal alerts for specific terms.