Well, I’m sure I’m waaaaay behind the curve on this one, but I just found TechBargains and their RSS feed. If you’re also running behind, TechBargains basically aggregates all the “steals and deals” offered online (and off), such as 2GB CF cards for $199, discount codes at Dell, Ofoto, etc.
While that’s enough to put a smile on my face every time I open my RSS reader, I, of course, want more. What I’d love is a way of marrying Gizmodo and TechBargains; tagging new Gizmodo discoveries in my reader and having them emphasized (bold, goofy icon, what have you) when they eventually appear in TechBargains.
And of course, this could be done “reasonably” easy, as long as the two shared a common GUID (UPC code et al) in their XML schemas/DTDs, and my reader was smart enough to persist and scan for my request/intent.
Now *that* would finally be going above and beyond what we were doing at PointCast way back when.
TechBargains is great, but I have recently found the http://www.pocketdeal.com
web site, that offers very good deals for computers, electronics and many more, plus coupons for many online and retail stores. What I like more about this
web site as compared with the others is that it offers 2 programs, DealAlert for Windows systems and PocketDeal for Pocket PCs, that will automatically
downlaod all the coupons and deals on your computer, and organize them ny categories and stores and dates. DealAlert will let you know when a new coupon or deal is posted in less than 2 minutes after is posted on the http://www.pocketdeal.com web site, and this really helped me a few times, as I would have missed
it otherwise. Plus, you do not need to keep on browsing other web sites, you hhave all the coupons
and deals right on your computer or PocketPC (that will also download the coupons and deals if connected to the internet).
PocketDeal looks pretty cool. The one thing missing for me is an RSS feed though. I like the notion of a client-side deal aggregator… it’s just that I don’t want to have to use their proprietary client when I already have a desktop and mobile RSS aggregator. 😉 Thanks for the heads-up.