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Why it pays to track items and compare prices before you buy

submitted on December 13, 2014 by HouTex in "Sales / Promotions"
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 examined over 58,000 gadgets and gear offered this season, and guess what they found? Less than 1% were really good deals. Eeek

How can you avoid taking the wrong "bait?" You can track the products you want to buy on Amazon with Camel, Camel, Camel - - or use a mobile app like Red Laser to scan bar codes and compare prices while you're out shopping - . 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 -

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 - .

Do you use any price trackers or mobile apps? Tell us your favorite in the comments.

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    Posted by djhciskoski on December 13, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    I do not use apps or price trackers, but I do watch the price of items I buy. One item I bought, a sweater from J Jill, originally $119, was on sale on Black Friday for $79, a week later, I rebought it for $51.

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