November 24th, 2009
Black Friday’s best deals? They’re likely on dealdar
We’re easing into what will easily be one of the most watched “Friday after Thanksgiving”s—Black Friday—in ages. Will the economy rebound? Will people stay home? Will it be a whimper or a roar?
At this point, it’s hard to say. But one thing is for sure: if you’ve got a mobile handset, a simple yet effective Portland-based mobile site called dealdar could help you find the deal on that gift you’ve been seeking—at a better price than you had hoped.
Dealdar? Well, yeah, dealdar. It’s like “deal” and “RADAR” smashed together. Get it? Oh. Okay. Moving on.
No apps to install. No jailbreaking. Just point your browser to the main DealDar page and start looking for great deals in your area. The user-submitted content provides real-time updates on popular deals and stock remaining. So you don’t go running all over town to place after place.
Dealdar.com takes aim at shopping pet peeves that can test your sanity around this time of year. This mobile web site can be used on any web-capable phone, including iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, and other devices, and targets the hard to find gift or bargain in your area by harnessing the power of numbers. Smart and swift designing combines sales information from most major retailers, with reviews, search tagging, twitter feeds and more, giving the user instant access to shopping musts, like the latest pricing, sales, reviews and sold out items – to name a few. Dealdar.com incorporates deals, tips, and ratings submitted in real time by other shoppers in your area. This type of “crowd sourcing” allows you to virtually shop multiple stores at once.
Not in Portland? No worries. You can change the location of dealdar to read deals from anywhere. I plugged in a random string of numbers for a zip code and I got deals.
No, I’m not going to tell you where. Then they’ll be gone. I know what you’re trying to do and it won’t work.
Need more context? Dealdar will even pull in a stream of “Black Friday” tweets from your area, so you can keep an eye on other things that might be worthy of your unbridled capitalistic pursuits.
(Hat tip Jed Herzog)