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Learning about Buxr Deal Alerts

submitted on July 25, 2012 by equipurple in "Buxr Website / Contests"
I changed the the title of this topic once I realized that the feature I was looking for was already here!

I am in the process of shopping for (read: waiting for a great deal on) a bluetooth headset. Frequently there are deals out there for a low end Samsung WEPxx bluetooth free after rebate, or others that are a few dollars after rebate. In this case, the model itself is less important to me than getting a few cheap bluetooths (blueteeth?). It would be valuable to me to look at a tag-based--not product-based--wish list to see if anyone has posted any devices in the category to ease my daily search.
Same thing when, for example, looking for a laptop. I might have some specific specs in mind (processor level, RAM, storage, screen size) as well as some preferred makes. So it makes sense to me to look at a tag-wishlist of laptops to see what has been posted.
Now some of this flies in the face of Yan's post about quality over price, but I prefer to think of it as a different way of shopping. Is there a deal out there that entices me? Once I see it, I can determine more about the make and model and quality/price relationship.
Can I just search deals for "bluetooth" or "vacuum cleaner" or "Plasma TV?" I can, but a tag-based wish list might make Buxr more user-friendly for me.
The tag-wishlist should also have an expiration. I assume that within two or three weeks I will have ordered my blueteeth.
Please offer your comments and opinions on this idea, and feel free to gently ridicule me if you must.
-ep
 

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  • 156706
    clover
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    Posted by clover on July 25, 2012
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    I asked for a "Daily Quote" and Yan obliged! He seems very open to making Buxr different and better than the other deal sites. Let's see what happens.
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    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on July 25, 2012
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    Are you talking about tag based deal alerts?

    Wish-lists are not meant to be used for deal discovery. They are the items you want to bookmark (save for future).
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    • equipurple
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      Posted by equipurple on July 25, 2012 [reply] 0 0
      Yes, Yan. Just looked and found deal alerts in the wiki and proceeded to make one work. A bit of a workaround to make it happen, but it did work. Thanks for pointing me there.
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    • YanBz
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      Posted by YanBz on July 26, 2012 [reply] 0 0
      Buxr doesn't have tag-based deal alerts, but you can set a deal alert by a key-word and it will work in many cases just as well. Say, if you are looking for a laptop deal just add an alert based on "laptop" search text and you will receive an email each time a deal is posted that has "laptop" in title or description, plus all triggered deals will be saved in your alert history (to looks them up later if you miss or delete the email).

      Here is the page to get started:
      http://www.buxr.com/alerts
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    equipurple
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    Posted by equipurple on July 26, 2012 [reply] 0 0
    Changed the Discussion Title from Feature Request to Learning about Buxr's feature.
    Thanks for helping me understand something I never knew was here!

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