Courtney looks at a cure for the shopping hangover with Samantha from Savvy at CES’ Digital Experience.
I think we’ve all been there where we buy something and then a few weeks later, see the same item in a sale or otherwise discounted. If you can be bothered to return to the store with your receipt, most stores will refund the difference, but the reality is that only 1% of consumers can be bothered.
Savvy makes it really easy to make sure that you get the best possible value from your purchases. You simply snap a photo of your shopping receipt and if the price falls from what you paid, you get a notification of the price drop. A handy Savvy app for both iPhone and Android helps with the uploading of the receipt and you can use the website too. It’s all free for consumers and over 200 retailers have signed up to the program including Best Buy, Fry’s, Abercrombie & Fitch and the Disney Store.
Sounds like a great way to save money with minimum effort. Let’s just hope it Savvy doesn’t tell you how much you spent in a year!
Interview by Courtney Wallin of SDR News.
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Rumors are building that Apple may introduce product discounts not seen before. In an effort to sell product, PC manufacturers are slashing profit to the point of bleeding. Apple has held relatively firm in pricing and met or exceeded profit expectations. A few pricing exceptions are the very modest decreases on the base white Macbook and iMacs. While Apple may never slash prices to threaten overall profits, surely there is room for a price reduction that will sell more units and maintain the overall profit? It seems to me that now would be the time to modestly, but attractively, reduce prices and grab market share.
Now is the time of year where Apple can hang a few carrots out there in front of the college crowd. They are about to start summer jobs. Why not place some highly attractive incentives out there they cannot refuse? If Apple can win the hearts of the high school and collegiate students then in a few years the real growth will be seen. What happens after a whole generation of Apple lovers begin to take control of the companies of the world?
The timing is right. Apple with it’s $28.9 Billion in cold cash should make a market grab. Nothing drastic, just a good old-fashioned, irresistible deal that brings the computers within reach. Perhaps not cheap, but within reach.