Friday, June 09, 2006

CBS 3 Philadelphia - 3 On Your Side: Cell Phone Price Check

3 On Your Side: Cell Phone Price Check

Jim Donovan
(CBS 3) PHILADELPHIA When going shopping, many often bring some cash and maybe a credit card or two. 3 On Your Side's Jim Donovan reports you may want to take along your cell phone to ring up savings.

Does it drive you crazy when you buy something here and then see it on sale over there?

Well now there's a way to check before you buy using your cell phone, plus technology called 'Scan Buy Shopper'

'It takes the camera's that are built in on the cell phone and essentially uses them as a scanner,” said Peter Shirley of Independent Mobile.

Simply take a picture of a product's barcode and connect to the internet.

'The server will then take the bar code, will interpret it, will match it against an online price matching service, and then send you back a message.'"


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