Boxed lets its users order products in bulk online. It’s a shopping helper for wholesale orders, and saves the hassle of going around warehouse stores. It’s now launched nationwide in US, so now anyone can use it to order bulk supplies from almost any store chain, provided you live in America. The app can be downloaded for free from here: Boxed Wholesale on Google Play.
The holiday season is a huge money suck for most people. Anytime there’s an opportunity to get a deal on something, most people jump at it. Combined with the fact more people are shopping from the mobile devices, having access to good applications for finding deals while on the go is great. Below is a list of various daily deal applications for Android.
Groupon is one of the most common names in daily deal sites out there. When using the Groupon application for Android, it will automatically notified of the daily Groupon in the area selected as the home area. Alternatively, the application has the ability to search for coupons in other areas or categories. When a Groupon is purchased either from the Android device or on the website, the receipts can be pulled up on the mobile device to show to a retailer when redeeming the discount. In most cases, the retailer will not require the deal to be printed out and may just scan it right from the Android screen.
Dealleak is not a daily deal site. Instead, Dealleak searches other daily deal sites for discounts on products and services. What is cool about this app is there’s a wider range of products and services available. When searching, Dealleak will look for local and national deals based on current location. To search other areas, simply input ZIP code for the area for surrounding areas to search. Filters are available to sorted by price, local or national, how soon the deal is expiring and more.
When looking for daily deal applications for this list, I was pretty excited to come across this one. Gear Chase the daily deal site and application geared towards people who enjoy the outdoors. There are deals on everything from skateboards to mountain climbing harnesses and everything in between. To see what kind of deals were on there, I initially looked at sleeping bags. The first deal in the list that popped up was a bag normally for $475 price down 91%. To me, this is well worth checking around before making a purchase.
Shopping from an Android devices becoming more and more popular these days. Many people don’t like to shop at Amazon or some of the larger outlets, so Craigslist and other similar applications are becoming more popular. Because of the economy, more people are also shopping at yard sales. below is a list of different applications to help you shop locally and on craigslist.
Craigslist Mobile is probably one of the easiest applications to upload and search for things on Craigslist.I’ve personally used it for several months to look for freelance writing jobs and to sell things. The interface is very easy to use and similar to Craigslist.
Many communities are starting to have a citywide garage sale date. For people like myself to live in a more rural area, finding out which towns are having their citywide garage sales and who is participating to be a challenge. I don’t want to drive 45 minutes to a small town just to find out only three people have stuff out. Yard Sale Treasure Map helps make it easier to find out who is having a garage sale. Using Google maps. All of the potential sales locations are displayed as a pin just like any other location on a Google map would be. use the map to navigate from one sale to another or from current location to the location of a sale.
Buying a new car is never a fun task. buying a used car is even more difficult than buying a new car. When buying a new car, it’s a matter of finding the dealership with the best deal. The reason buying a used car is more difficult than buying a new car is, there is a need to search out specific models and features on many different sites from many different owners. Using Cars For Sale Pro will help you search many sites, such as Auto Trader, cars.com, Craigslist and others.
Decide.com is an app designed for smarter shopping â€“ not just to compare prices based on barcodes, but to make a decision on if an item is worth buying at this very moment. Barcode scanners are everywhere nowadays, and everyone has several apps that can scan barcodes on their phone. But what these barcode scanners lack is an intelligent mechanism for predicting prices, and if an item is worth buying either from the store the user is in, from elsewhere, or if it’s better to wait for a lower price or even a newer model. That’s what Decide.com purports to add. By scanning the UPC or QR code of a game, DVD, or other electronic device, Decide.com returns the prices from other retailers both physical and digital, and one of three verdicts: buy it before prices increase, wait for a price drop, or wait for a newer model. Each decision comes with a confidence percentage, based on past pricing and device release info. Decide.com is avialable for free, but requires a 2.3.7 or later Android device.
Zaarly, a service that has received both publicity and financial support from Hollywood, works as a reverse eBay, allowing people who are looking for basically anything to post what they want and the price theyâ€™re willing to pay for it. They aim to create a service where the consumer names the price instead to choosing from a million posts on eBay or Craigslist. For example, if you are looking to sell your PS3, Zaarly shows how much people are willing to pay for a PS3 instead of allowing you to set the price. This works best on their website because it allows you to search the entire United States whereas the mobile app restricts you to searching to places within driving distance. Unfortunately, Zaarly does not settle disputes and every sale is final, so there is the inherent risk of dealing with people you donâ€™t know. This aside, payment is simple and credit cards are accepted.
The beauty of Zaarly is that nobody posts everything theyâ€™re willing to sell on eBay or Craigslist. Zaarly makes it easy to just pick up your phone and check to see if you have something that people around you are willing to pay for. The odds of someone nearby owning something that I would post are actually higher than I initially thought. I tried the service out and just posted a random request to see if I would get any responses. At first glance I only saw about 12 posts in about a 20 mile radius from my location of Columbus, Ohio, and was initially discouraged. However, I posted that I was looking for a lightly used skateboard for around $35, and within 24 hours I already had messages from three different people within 10 miles of my house. Frankly, I was incredibly impressed. The problem is that in order for Zaarly to achieve its potential it needs users. Zaarly is a service that is 95% based on P2P interaction, and for small towns the lack of populace is a major issue because finding deals in your area is what Zaarly is all about.
Because everything is focused on local interaction, privacy is a big deal with Zaarly, and this is both a good thing and a bad thing. Usernames are not shown to anyone in the searches and as far as I can tell is purely for login purposes only. Every time someone sends you a message about a product theyâ€™re just listed as â€œThemâ€ and there are no usernames on posts in your area. This does make things kind of confusing when searching through multiple offers on a single product, and itâ€™s impossible to rate users to avoid or recommend like at eBay. It is reassuring that Zaarly never shows any user any personal information; leaving it completely up to you about disclosing your address, phone number, or name. I was worried about how calling another person would be handled and I think that Zaarly handles this perfectly. Instead of having you directly call the userâ€™s cell phone, Zaarly calls you from a random number and anonymously calls the other person. With all these giant websites like Facebook and Google coming under such heavy fire for their privacy intrusions, its refreshing to see user privacy handled so seriously, even if it might have been a little overdone.
I am totally impressed with this service and will continue to use it in the future even though the mobile app is not as solid and refined as the full website. It will be interesting to see if Zaarly can gain tracking in urban areas, which is really what itâ€™s designed for, because this great idea is wholly depended on the amount of users.
Like all bargain shopper geeks, I regularly check Newegg for the latest deals. However, I had absolutely no idea they had an app (doh!). Apparently it’s been out for like a month and no one informed me until the recent update that got pushed out last week. I went ahead and downloaded “Newegg Mobile” from the Android Market and I have to say I’m impressed so far.