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Awesome Money Saving iPhone App – RedLaser

Today I had a chance to play with a new app for my iPhone, RedLaser. All I’ve got to say is A-W-E-S-O-M-E.

RedLaser reads the bar code on a product that you are thinking of purchasing and then, and almost instantly checks prices on Amazon and Google, showing you where you can get the exact same item for less.

I first started playing with the app at BestBuy when we were looking to buy a Blu-Ray DVD player. In about five seconds the app showed me that the exact same player I was looking at was $30 cheaper on Amazon. Only problem is that I didn’t think to save pictures of the process.

Our next stop was Target so I hunted for a variety of products to test it on. First off, the Snuggie. Target had it for $14.99.

Da Snuggie.
Da Snuggie.

Turn Box on Side to Find UPC
Turn the box in it’s side to find the UPC label.

Scan It.
Align the UPC barcode in the window.

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Results take about five seconds to appear.

So then of course I had to run around Target checking other items to see if the RedLaser app would read those as well.

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Would This Next Item Work With RedLaser?

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Why yes it does. The Target price was $4.99 by the way.

Bottom line, you could save enough money using just this one application to pay for your iPhone. This app gets a double thumbs up from me for it’s ease of use and money saving potential. It’s a keeper.

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Steve Rhode

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