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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by PhoneFanatic1, Apr 30, 2012.


Where do you search for deals?

  1. Craigslist

  2. eBay

  3. Slickdeals (or other deal sites)

  4. Twitter, Facebook, etc.

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  5. Other

  1. PhoneFanatic1

    PhoneFanatic1 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hey everyone,

    I've been browsing the site for quite some time but just registered a few days ago. I wanted to ask where everyone goes to finds deals on phones they're interested in. Do you scour Craigslist, eBay, Slickdeals, Twitter?

    Some friends and I are building a site that tracks prices everywhere and really want to make something that's useful. I'm not here to plug the site, so no worries there, I just want to know what sources you use to find deals now and what tools/features would help weed through all the listings.

    So far we monitor prices on Craigslist and eBay for every smartphone in every condition and can alert you to a deal in your area. What else would help?


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  2. B2L

    B2L Android Expert

    Typically I will add companies on Google+ or Facebook. Negri Electronics has a VIP circle on Google+ where they send out special coupon codes to save quite a bit more money.
  3. PhoneFanatic1

    PhoneFanatic1 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Nice. Out of curiosity, if Negri were to email you the same deals directly, would you want that?

    Our approach right now is to let people find a phone they want to keep an eye on and then subscribe via email to deals on that phone. We have a Facebook page but haven't put as much behind that angle.
  4. B2L

    B2L Android Expert

    Email would definitely be preferred over a social network. With social networks it's all about seeing the deals at the right time, I don't want to spend a lot of time looking through Facebook posts just to find a better deal.
  5. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User

    I use eBay a lot. Occasionally I'll check out Craigslist, but there are a lot more deals on eBay since it is international as opposed to local.

    I also am on mailing list for deals and sales from some retail stores, but I rarely take advantage of those.

    I did groupon for a while, but I found myself buying things then forgetting about it and the deal would expire.
  6. PhoneFanatic1

    PhoneFanatic1 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    That's good to know. We're working on adding in eBay prices right now. When we're done, you'll be able to subscribe to a phone and a price and it'll email you when it pops up on eBay (and/or CL.)

    I personally can't stand Groupon. CowBoom is only marginally better IMO.

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