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

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Where do you search for deals?

  1. Craigslist

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  2. eBay

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  3. Slickdeals (or other deal sites)

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  4. Twitter, Facebook, etc.

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  5. Other

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  1. PhoneFanatic1

    PhoneFanatic1 Newbie
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    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?

    Thanks!
     

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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