I had the time to review Priceblink over a year ago and I’ve got to say, this add-on has been extremely helpful not only to me as a deal-seeker but also as a deal-blogger. I wanted to revisit this tool in case you missed it (or hey, glossed over it…I won’t judge.) This post is in essence giving you a little bit of a “behind the scenes” look at how I decide which deals are truly deals I want to post and highlight on this blog.
Here’s the short 4-minute video I put together last year explaining how it works:
Why am I sharing this with you? Because I know many of you are looking for online deals this time of year. You might find a hot price and then wonder – is this the lowest price/best deal or not? Or, is the “regular retail” price inflated? Are there any coupon codes I could be taking advantage of?
Priceblink helps answer that. It’s a FREE add-on you download. It will then help you identify deals as you shop for them! Very user-friendly and intuitive. And just so we’re perfectly clear – I’m in no way being paid for this post or did Priceblink twist my arm to write about them again today. I just so believe in what they do after personally using this add-on for over a year that I wanted to share it.
May I give you a real life example?
But is it a good deal? And is there a better one?
Here is what happens when I’m on this product – my Priceblink toolbar pops up. (Note that it will ONLY pop up when it has found something to share with you – a coupon code, a better deal, or the item on another merchant’s website, for instance.)
You can see that the next price that Priceblink is finding from its network of hundreds of merchants is about $47 – specifically, eBay. Given that – yes, I would consider this a deal – it’s about $13 less than the next best deal. Besides that, the product is rated well and ships for FREE!
However, Priceblink has illuminated the fact that the “list price” is grossly overrated, making the product appear to be on a much deeper discount than it truly is. (PS you’ll notice that even Hip2Save has a little question mark after that list price.)
I hope this post has been helpful in explaining on how I report deals around here as well as given you a tip for when you do your own online shopping! You can head on over to Priceblink to learn more.