How often have you went to buy a pricey gadget and then worried at the checkout if it was the right time to buy, if it would be cheaper next week or even if a newer model was just around the corner? Seriously, you know you do it and so do I (often in fact). It seems like every time we upgrade our cellphone or buy a new tablet, I feel terrible in a month wishing I would have waited. Is there a solution to helping prevent some of this buyer’s remorse? Why yes there is, Decide.com.
Decide is a service dedicated to helping consumers buy electronics with no regrets. The company has raised $8.5M in venture capital from Madrona Venture Group, Maveron, and angel investors. Decide was co-founded by Internet search pioneer Oren Etzioni and has gained support from consumer Internet and ecommerce veterans.
Let’s take a moment to see some of my gadget wants this holiday season: Motorola Xoom (my husband is possessive of his and the kids demand their own), iPad 2 (yes, I am an android traitor) when it comes to the iPad system) and Droid Razr. I took screen shots of what I discovered when I search Decide.com to find out if I should buy now or wait.
Decide.com is a free service which I strongly suggest checking out before handing over the cash to buy your next (you fill in the blank)!