Price Drops

  • Capital One acquires online price tracker Paribus

    Capital One acquires online price tracker Paribus

    Capital One is making another acquisition in the fintech space, this time snatching up the price tracking service Paribus, which helps online shoppers get automatic refunds when prices drop on items they purchased. Deal terms were not disclosed, but the acquisition involves bring both the team and the technology itself to Capital One. Launched in the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt… Read More

  • Receipt-Scanning Service Shoeboxed Launches “Labs,” A Place For Experimental Products, Starting With Price Drop Alerts

    Receipt-Scanning Service Shoeboxed Launches “Labs,” A Place For Experimental Products, Starting With Price Drop Alerts

    Receipt and business card digitization service Shoeboxed is now starting to do something with all the data it scans and stores online, which now includes tens of millions of receipts. The company this week launched a new initiative called “Shoeboxed Labs,” which will allow it to roll out experimental features to its core service more rapidly, the first of which is called… Read More

  • Microsoft to introduce 60GB Xbox 360, cuts price of 20GB by $50 for now

    Flickr’d Microsoft yesterday confirmed that $50 Xbox 360 price cut we’ve been talking about for the past two weeks, sorta. Redmond will introduce a 60GB Xbox 360 in August that will replace the current 20GB model. The 60GB SKU will retail for $349, but Microsoft will sell the 20GB version for $299 while supplies last. There’s your price cut. Read More

  • Apple drops price of SSD MacBook Air by $500

    Apple has dropped the price of its solid state drive MacBook Air by $500. Now, the useless laptop equipped with a solid state drive can be had for the low, low price of $2,598. That’s with a 1.8GHz Core 2 Duo processor. Note that the upgrade price from the 1.6GHz to 1.8GHz has also dropped, from $300 to $200. Not that solid state drives save you any battery power, mind you. via AppleInsider Read More

  • Rumor alert: Xbox 360 HD DVD player to drop to $50

    Flickr’d Rumors point to a massive price drop for the Xbox 360’s HD DVD add-on. As a result of the format’s death, Microsoft will tell retailers to let the drive go for $50, a full $80 off the previous price. Why exactly you’d spend $50 on an outdated, dead technology I don’t know. You’re better off playing Mega Millions… Read More

  • $30 price drop for Xbox 360 Wireless Steering Wheel, now $99

    Microsoft, in the true spirit of Christmas, has slashed the price of its wireless steering wheel for the Xbox 360 by $30, bringing it to $99. The wheel works with “all of the most popular racing games” for the 360 and, according to IGN, is the wheel to get if you’re “serious about racing.” One does wonder why Microsoft released PGR 4 when it did, pitting it up… Read More

  • HD DVD notebooks to fall below $1000 by year's end?

    Toshiba VP Carl Pinto says that by Christmas time, "you’ll be able to buy notebook computers at retail stores for under $1000," in reference to HD DVD-equipped notebooks. It’s not all that surprising of a revelation, seeing that Toshiba is one of the major proponents of the HD DVD standard, but steadily falling prices on HD DVD hardware is a good way to get that… Read More

  • Sony Needs to Drop PS3 Price By $200 or It's Finished: Bank of America

    Sony’s going to have to drop the PS3‘s price by $200 this summer if it wants to be a player in this generation. That’s what a Bank of America analyst says, and who am I to argue with BoA? I like how the analyst calls a $50 price drop “meaningless.” Even the rumored $100 price drop wouldn’t do the trick. The main culprit for Sony’s troubles? A gold star… Read More