I guess I suspected that not all deals were at the lowest prices this holiday season because retailers have been pitching so many "hot deals." Now I know it's true, I saw this on the news: a team from Wirecutter http://thewirecutter.com/
examined over 58,000 gadgets and gear offered this season, and guess what they found? Less than 1% were really good deals.
Read more at http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/bu.....ink-twice/
How can you avoid taking the wrong "bait?" You can track the products you want to buy on Amazon with Camel, Camel, Camel - http://camelcamelcamel.com/
- or use a mobile app like Red Laser to scan bar codes and compare prices while you're out shopping - http://redlaser.com/application/
. You can also use it to store all your loyalty cards, so you'll never miss a discount.
The price comparison tool we use on Buxr is from Pricegrabber. In addition to their web site, there are also mobile apps - http://www.pricegrabber.com/ip.....id-app.php
The Wall Street Journal has posted a tracker that follows price changes on 10 holiday gifts from more than a dozen retailers, and they'll be updating the information every hour from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31. Unfortunately they're only following 10 products. But it should help shoppers determine the best times to buy those products by showing them how early retailers offer their best deals and how quickly their rivals match lower offers. Click on each product to display the information on this page - http://graphics.wsj.com/Christ.....Frozen-Set
Do you use any price trackers or mobile apps? Tell us your favorite in the comments.