Dec 8, 2011

Marketplace Tech Report for Thursday, December 8, 2011

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Amazon has a free smartphone app called Price Check and they're offering an interesting deal with it starting Saturday. You go into a store -- an actual physical bricks-and-mortar store -- find an item, scan it and the app will show you the price on Amazon.com. Then, Amazon will knock an additional 5 percent off that price if you buy it using the app. So the idea, from Amazon's perspective, is to have you go into a store somewhere else, but buy from Amazon.

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Dec 8, 2011
Amazon.com has a new app that could save you money and hurt small businesses.

Amazon has a free smartphone app called Price Check and they’re offering an interesting deal with it starting Saturday. You go into a store — an actual physical bricks-and-mortar store — find an item, scan it and the app will show you the price on Amazon.com. Then, Amazon will knock an additional 5 percent off that price if you buy it using the app. So the idea, from Amazon’s perspective, is to have you go into a store somewhere else, but buy from Amazon.

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