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Sccope Price Comparison and Barcode Scanning app

Sccope Sccope let us know about their new app that lets you compare prices on the go. I am not sure how they are going to get users to fork over $2.99 (App World link) for a price comparison app but who knows. The app is designed to let consumers easily compare prices at retailers like Best Buy, Amazon, & Walmart and wants you to find the best prices across the board.

There are 3 ways to compare prices in the app:

  • Scan with the built-in barcode reader (uses your BlackBerry® camera)
  • Search by product code, name or brand
  • Browse from a wide range of product categories

The app displays live coupons right next to the products you are browsing so you might even save more than you think. Other features let you get price alerts when things drop and stock alerts for when things come back in stock. The app also gives you a wish list and the ability to share deals with friends.

I wish Sccope luck but in my opinion such an app would be better served as a free app monetized with advertisements or kick backs from retailers when you use a coupon. Most users who would be willing to shop around are not the ones that are going to pay $2.99 for Sccope. What do you think?

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  1. I’ve been looking for a product like sscope. Howevever, since there are no other alternatives for BB, maybe people will pay the $2.99.

  2. I agree with you Ronen, but Steelthorn tried that approach with edocrab and it seems to no longer be available?

  3. I’m with Jerry. There is no alternative for the BlackBerry. I’d pay the $3. I like the coupon & price alert feature too–.

    Nevertheless, I must agree with Ronen that they should have explored the possibility of getting kickbacks though. In order to reach a wider audience, FREE is huge incentive to try it and stick with it.

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