A Fountain of Bargains - Deals
Web sites use deals to attract customers. Deals come in a variety of forms. For example a store might sell a loss leader at under cost hoping to draw customers into shop where they will make more money on additional perchases.
Many sites use deals to build up social networks and local buzz.
The widget on the right shows the Amazon.com lightening deal. These are super low prices on select items. The deal updates about every 2 hours during business hours. The widget also shows any Deals of the Day offered by Amazon.
There is a new style of site called a "steal site" that has nothing but one screaming deal a day in a category. These sites help people learn about trends in an industry as shoppers elbow eachother to get the deal.
Generally, there is a very small selection of loss leaders. I admit, I often end up buying a few extra items to go with the loss leader...so the store makes out okay in the end.
Here are some other popular steal of the day feeds.
Cowboom, a BestBuy Company, has discounts on new, used and refurbished electronics. The site includes everything from computers and digital cameras to software and games. To top it off, CowBoom has a wicked Deal of the Day. , .
Very Jane is a steal site with boutique deals. Very Jane will carry one great boutique item each day. To see the deal, you will need to give them your email address. On your request, they will email you each day's deal.
The on going fire sale at Tech for Less of Colorado Springs offers great deals on computers and electronics.
Tooliday is a steal style site by Tool King with a deep discount on one tool each day. The deals include top rated equipment by leading brands.
- Amazon Lightening Deal This widget page shows the current Amazon.com Lightening Deal and the Deal of the Day. (more bargains)
- Dyscern Secondipity offers a new way to by consumer electronics and gadgets with a deal of the day with a steal of a deal on electronics. The deal ofter features full computers, GPS systems, MP3 players and multifunctional phones.
- eBay The eBay Daily Deal offers a steal on newly released items.
- Barnes and Noble The Barnes and Noble Deal of the Day includes popular books, DVDs, kids books and audio books.