It always struck me as odd that the popular Sccope price comparison app for BlackBerry was not a free app. Just think of all the price comparison sites out there (PriceGrabber, Shopping.com, etc) and if they would survive if they charged money for the service. Most of them do well on advertising and getting a referral commission on sales.
RIM let us know that Sccope has revised their pricing model and is now a free app in App World. That make quite a bit more sense though it is still limited to the US.
Features of the app include:
- Identify the best possible deals from hundreds of top retailers with comprehensive product searches and barcode scanning – Enter the product name in the search bar or take a picture of the product’s barcode to compare 10 million different price points
- Make wish lists, share deals with friends, and receive special offers
- Track prices and get alerts for out-of-stock items
- Purchase products directly from your BlackBerry smartphone
They also have some deals and special offers from Staples and GNC if you become a fan of the SCCOPE Facebook page. You can pick up the (now) free Sccope app in App World at this link. Now I wonder if Sccope will be refunding users who already purchased the app for $2.99…