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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Price Spider

It is the season to spend money, falala lala la la. I have always researched my purchases but since I have retired I have moved to the obsessive research category. I use a lot of different sites and find deals in a lot of places. I have used PriceGrabber for years and it is generally pretty good. I read that PriceSpider was suppose to be good. I registered at the site and did a search on LCD TVs. It shows lots of prices and has a little spinning in progress wheel that infers it is doing a current update. I did a search on the Sylvania HD/LCD TV, 32”, pn# LC320SS9. $399.00 was the best price on the search not including shipping. Amazon was at $699.00 with free shipping.

Since it was fat paper day, I pulled out the Kmart circular and found the Sylvania for $429.00, no shipping and no handling but since I am a PA resident, 6% sales tax for a total of $454.00. Price Spider showed Kmart but showed their base price at $549.00 plus tax. If you click the shop now button and go to the Kmart site, you find the $429.00 price that was in the circular. Price Spider says it updated the Kmart price 12 hours ago and as I mentioned the little spinning checking price wheel was spinning. So I wasn’t particularly impressed with the accuracy.

I checked a couple of other things and didn’t find anything quite so obviously wrong. I would suggest that you should not depend on any single pricing site for your best deal but overall though Price Spider seemed to do a pretty good job.

1 comment:

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