This quick tour highlights some of our main features designed to help you make better buying decisions while saving money.
1. Comparison Lists
The basic unit of our service is the comparison list. It's a hand selected bundle of related products specially created to offer you deep insight into a given product niche. This helps reduce your workload by sifting out products of variable quality and including only those that offer genuine value for money.
At the top of each comparison list you'll find a quick summary of the outlying products (i.e. the bestseller, lowest price, biggest discount, etc):
There's also a filterable list of all the items, including an image, price, discount and other useful info. Start typing a brand name, or any other word that may be relevant to a specific group of products you're interested in. You can also use special keywords Fantastic and Coupon to quickly show only those items offering coupons or rated as fantastic buys:
You'll also find a Price vs. Savings chart that also indicates the overall popularity of the compared products. The x-axis shows the actual price of the product and the y-axis shows by how much it is currently discounted. The size of the bubble indicates how popular a product is:
2. Price Comparison Tables
In order to empower you with the knowledge and data you need to make the smartest possible buying decision, you need to be able to compare similar products with each other directly. That's where our interactive price comparison tables come in.
Specifically, you can filter the table by any of the information shown in the table (i.e. type 'fantastic' to show only fantastic deals, or type in the brand name to only see products from one brand):
By clicking on column headings you can quickly reorder products according to which metric you find the most useful (options include current price, best price, discount in percent, discount in dollars, and 'Buy Rating'.
3. Buy Ratings
To help you quickly understand whether a product is priced well in comparison to other similar products (and in comparison to its own historical pricing) we run a sophisticated algorithm that analyzes a wide range of price related metrics and boils all that information down into a single recommendation with four options:
- 1. Fantastic Buy
- 2. Good Buy
- 3. OK Buy
- 4. Wait
We don't hand out 'Fantastic' recommendations easily. In order to qualify, a product must be selling either at its lowest price or within 1% of its lowest price. Conversely, when we say a product is a 'Good Buy' we mean it.
Fantastic buys will always be highlighted in a deep green to help you quickly recognize them (Notice too the small price gauge showing where, relative to the historical price, a product is currently selling):
4. Special Lists
In the process of gathering all the data we need to provide useful price comparisons, we are also able to create a bunch of special lists that can highlight useful shopping insights across a wide range of products. Here's a selection to help you get started:
1. Amazon Coupons
Not every retailer uses discounts. Many prefer to offer deals using coupons and special offers. In order to ensure you can squeeze every last cent of savings from your purchases we also track coupons. All available coupons are displayed across the site using light blue (in the same way that dark green is used for fantastic deals).
We bundle all available coupons into one coupons page that you can search using our standard interactive filter:
2. Latest Deals
We've mentioned before that we're a 'fast' service. This is really important because prices on Amazon can change very drastically very quickly. The faster you track these changes the better and more accurate your information (there's nothing worse than finding a deal on a deals site and clicking through to buy only to find the offer has expired).
We bundle all the latest deals into one convenient interactive list so that you can check back anytime to see what's available right now:
3. Best Deals
The latest deals are not always the best. Many shopping sites promote the newest deals they find aggressively (to the exclusion of older ones). But a new deal might not be as good as a deal that went live a few days ago and is still available. Using our data we can find deals that are genuinely 'the best' and aggregate them into one list:
5. Making a Purchase
If we've done our job right and you've found the best possible product at the lowest possible price you are ready to make a purchase. you can do this by clicking on the Buy Rating button at the top of the product page, or the price listing just below that.
Once on Amazon it's important to identify the right offer. Many Amazon products are sold by multiple sellers so not all of them will match the price we report to you. In addition it's very important to ensure you are happy with the reputation of the seller before you make a purchase:
Be aware that coupons may (or may not) come with qualifying conditions that need to be met before you are able to benefit from the offer. It's important to take note of any shipping costs (if any) that might add to the overall cost of your purchase too.