This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Decide.com. All opinions are 100% mine.
It’s happened to all of us at one point or another. We’ve gone to the local store and found what we believed was the best deal on that TV or gadget we’ve been looking at for some time. You’ve probably saved your pennies for quite a while to get your hands on that piece of electronic glory, only to find out that the price dropped just weeks (or even days) after you made your purchase. If you had only known that the price would fall, you could have held off long enough to save enough for the matching accessories.
Enter Decide.com, a Web site that has been set up specifically to help you find electronics at the best price, and help you decide when the best time to make the purchase will be. Is that HDTV you’ve been looking at due for a price drop, or is now the best time to jump on the deal? Decide.com gives you an extremely easy way to look up your laptop, camera, or HDTV of choice and find out when the best time is to head to the store.
Using Decide.com is pretty simple and intuitive. On the front page, you can either search for a specific brand or model using the search bar at the top, or click on the image of the TV, camera, or laptop to browse various products it’s currently tracking. Once you’ve found the item you’re looking for, a variety of different information about it appears to the right. This information includes a chart that tracks the average price, the current best price and a link to where to make the purchase, an estimate on when the price is expected to drop, a history of the product including the current best price on the previous model and the latest model (if applicable), and a button that enables you to receive an alert when the price of a product drops and it becomes a great deal.
Decide.com has a mobile site that works extremely well on smartphones such as the iPhone. This means you can check the site while you’re in the store and see if it’s really giving you the best price, or if you should come back in a few weeks for a better deal.
Price tracking sites are all over the place, and can be incredibly useful on their own. Decide.com has taken this approach to a whole new level by adding an analysis that lets you know whether or not now is the best time to buy a specific product. While it is expected to expand beyond its current categories to include a wider variety of gadgets and gizmos, it is certainly worth checking out the next time you’re in the market for a television, camera, or laptop. After all, why would anyone want to get burned by a price drop right after their purchase if they don’t have to?