With the holiday season approaching and shopping in full swing the question on many minds is buy? or wait? I know that question was on my mind a lot when my husband and I decided to purchase a Kinect for my boys for Christmas. My fear was if I wait will it be out of stock? If I purchase will it go on sale later? How cool would it be to be able to visit a website that will give me this type of information and make my decision easier. What do you know, there is! It is called Decide.com.
How annoying is it when you finally relent and purchase that electronic item you or your kids have been wanting only to find a month later a new model is available. Decide.com will also tell you if a new model is expected to come out. I did a little browsing and searching myself at Decide.com and searched for Kinect. This is what appeared.
With 83% confidence Decide.com is predicting that the price is not going to drop on this item. That coupled with the fact that the last time I visited Amazon this item was taken out of my cart because it sold out I did decide to purchase the Kinect at the price listed. I would love to see something like this on all items not just electronics. However I can only imagine the work that goes into such a database of items.
How Decide.com works:
You simply enter in the electronic item you are trying to decide on when to purchase. You will be brought to a list of items that the site believes you are trying to purchase. Once you select the item you get the screen I’ve shown you above. In the case above it is telling me to go ahead and purchase now. Let’s search for something different. I searched for the newly released game Call of Duty : MW3 for Xbox 360. The results are to WAIT, with a 77% confidence that the price may drop.
What if you are in the store and you come upon something you would like to purchase but think to yourself should I buy or check out other stores. Decide.com has a great iPhone and iPod Touch application just for that. It has some great features but lets start with the similar feature found at Decide.com, the search feature. I downloaded the app to my iPhone and searched for Kindle (somethng I would love to purchase for my son for Christmas)
I selected the $79 Kindle, however according to Decide.com I should wait for a newer model. When I selected see newer model it told me there was a $139 model that came out in September 2011. So my decision at this point would be either to purchase the older version at $79 or purchase the newer version at the higher price. Decide.com can help you decide to buy or wait with laptops & computer hardware, TV’s, cameras, gaming systems & games, electronic gadgets (tablets, MP3, GPS, etc), phones, and home audio.
Decide.com wants to give you a chance to win a New HOT item this year….the Kindle Fire Tablet!
See Official Rules. Giveaway will end on December 5, 2011 at 11:59 pm EST. Open to US Only.
Thank you and Good Luck!
Disclaimer: I received a small compensation from Decide.com for providing you with this information and hosting the above giveaway. Opinions are my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. You may read more of my disclosure.