Online shoppers are saving money by timing online purchases, setting price alerts, and selling used products on Shopobot.com.
Online PR News – 13-August-2009 – – Shopobot (http://www.shopobot.com), a new website that gives online shoppers the power to choose when and where to buy their favorite products was announced this week. The new web service tracks price changes online for over 100,000 products, unlocking information previously off limits to online shoppers.
"I created the site because there were a lot of products I was checking out online - but I wasn't sure if the price on Amazon.com and other sites was a good deal or not," said Shopobot founder Julius Schorzman. "It wasn't clear to me when to buy. Being a frugal person, I wished there was a website that would show me historical price, inventory, and sales rank information; I was convinced this information would be very valuable to buyers and sellers online."
"Price changes happen constantly," added Schorzman. "We've seen prices change on some items several times a week. Using our website online shoppers can easily understand how much they should be paying. They can even get an email alert when we see the price they want to pay."
Tens of thousands of users have already used the site during its public beta to set price alerts and find great deals.
The information collected by the site has also found a new audience among online 'powersellers' of books, media, and electronics. "In a field where it's vital to know which items to buy and sell and at what price, Shopobot has proved to be an indispensable tool," said an early beta tester. "I use the site on my iPhone to check out price trends at garage sells -- it gives me more information about what I can sell online for a quick buck."
Shopobot currently tracks the price for new and used items on Amazon, Buy, Half, Barnes & Nobel, and NewEgg for books (http://shopobot.com/books/), video games (http://shopobot.com/videogames/), electronics (http://shopobot.com/electronics/), mp3 players (http://shopobot.com/electronics/mp3-player/), laptops (http://shopobot.com/electronics/computer/), and cameras and lenses (http://shopobot.com/electronics/camera/).
Founded in 2008, Shopobot is based in Seattle, Washington.