Today I was researching about apps for all these new smartphones. One thing that got my attention was that since it is going to be the shopping season it surprises me that a lot more people don’t look for barcode scanning apps. Essentially, what this allows you to do is scan barcodes on various products which you can then use a price comparison tool so that you can see if any other businesses are selling the item for cheaper.
It’s a handy way to price compare on the spot if you think you just bumped into a great deal and are hesitant if it is the lowest price available at the moment. This is such a good way to save money that it’s not surprising some companies are trying to use non standard bar codes for its products to prevent easy price comparison.