Mobile Monday – Shopping Anyone?

I had to run out for ear plugs Thursday night. The birds are back. Spring is almost here. I get woken up at dawn by as many as hundreds occasionally thousands of birds. Crows. Black Birds. Doves. Wild Turkeys. Grackles. Starlings. Cardinals. Blue Birds. Robins. Kill Deer (the worst). Blue Jays. Woodpeckers. Finches. All come to the bird feeders and the fields outside. Plus now all the Geese are flying over head coming back from Miami Beach. Yes it is crazy. Louder than Manhattan during rush hour.
So I went to Rite Aide because it is much closer than the Super Market. And I am pretty sure at Price Chopper the foam Ear Plugs were $3. Rite Aid was $4.99. But I wasn’t sure. I have a Droid2. Sad I could not check using my phone. In fact why can’t I load into an App or Web easily everything I normally buy and allow instant price checks and comparisons so that I can buy items at each place that had the best price? We aren’t there yet. But we will be eventually.

I can already compare big ticket items. anything I can Google  and compare with the Shopping feature I can do on Mobile. My folks just bought a 42″ Panasonic HDTV from Best Buy. After they set it up my mother found it for $150 less on Amazon. They do not have smart phones. I am curious if Best Buy would of cut the price to buy it right there. They should. And shouldn’t we all be doing this now?

If anyone knows of such shopping list Apps in the works please share. I have used SpringPad which has a slick barcode reader to pull up product information. You can read the barcode, and add a note with a price and then go to another store and check prices but I don’t know of anything that pulls in data from Supermarkets, Drug Stores etc.

BTW if you travel or live anywhere loud, these ear plugs are golden. They will make crying babies on planes almost bearable. You will never hear traffic or birds. Yet…you will hear your morning alarm! They also are great at concerts!


About chiefalien

Howie Goldfarb with 20 years of Sales and Marketing experience founded Blue Star Strategic Marketing in central Vermont to serve as the objective and strategic adviser of brands to help them grow and thrive. His Degree in Finance and 14 years of B2B sales to Fortune 500 companies gives him a CFO’s view of marketing. Thus bringing a dose of reality to the confusing world of jargon, spin, and hype. Also playfully known as the Chief Alien of Blue Star Strategic, Howie relishes his role as an industry outsider. A native New Yorker and former Angelino, he currently lives in the Green Mountains of Vermont and is still seeking his first moose sighting. His passions are living life, art, music, the outdoors, he tries to cook and loves the Vermont Fresh Network – local sustainability initiatives like farm to table and buying local.
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3 Responses to Mobile Monday – Shopping Anyone?

  1. Not yet (and you always bring value!). But I plan to install one soon…

  2. Chief Alien says:

    See I brought value Shonali!Do you have such an APP on your IPhone?

  3. I'm going to have to get those earplugs, Howie! Unfortunately I can't help you with the app, because I have the iPhone, as you know… :p

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