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# 45112 30-Oct-2009 11:26
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I just went to www.pricespy.co.nz to check the prices of Windows 7 OS...last night it was as old, this morning, it is totally different...I had to double check to see if I had mistyped the address or the page had been hijacked!

Although, it does say on the main page that the website has been changed as of today.

Its a huge change, the main page, the graphics, the search, the ability to save and compare searches, the list goes on...

Not sure what to think off it just yet...the old website was simplistic and fast, provided the info without the 'bling'

Also, I wonder where this site is hosted or who made it, as when I notice the word 'kategori' in the address http://pricespy.co.nz/kategori.php?k=622, I guess that is Swedish for Catagory...

Anyway, those who use the site, go check out the changes.




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  # 268496 30-Oct-2009 11:31
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Its...... Kinda confusing :S

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  # 268499 30-Oct-2009 11:33
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Original owner sold to a Swedish company that does a similar thing. They have now replaced the old site with a their own software/site.  It was running on beta.pricespy.co.nz and linked in the header for ages.

Presumably the original owner didn't have the time or motivation to keep maintain it.  Hope he made a decent amount out of it, the url is pretty vauable since it's well known.

RIP pricespy classic

Here is a thread from Gameplanet about it last month, the new owners responding to feedback and making improvements
http://www.gpforums.co.nz/showthread.php?s=&threadid=367248

Interesting the aussie version hasn't changed in any way yet, I wonder if they bought that aswell or not?
http://www.pricespy.com.au/

 
 
 
 




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  # 268507 30-Oct-2009 11:48
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Adamal: Its...... Kinda confusing :S


Yes...it is very busy aint it...may just take some getting used too.

I'll reserve judgment for now...give it some time (only day 1 after all)




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  # 268512 30-Oct-2009 11:55
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I was contacted by the new owners earlier this year and actually met them in Auckland a few months ago - they were in New Zealand and I was flying to San Francisco so we had a coffee at the airport while I waited. They have interesting plans for the site.




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  # 268513 30-Oct-2009 11:57
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And I'll bet you can't tell us any of them :(

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  # 268574 30-Oct-2009 14:19
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Hi guys!


It is good to hear from you, we do appreciate feed back from our users!

If you have any questions about the new site, we are happy to answer them. You can either post your questions or thoughts here on GeekZone or you can send an email to support@pricespy.co.nz

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  # 268586 30-Oct-2009 15:01
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Ragnor: Original owner sold to a Swedish company that does a similar thing. They have now replaced the old site with a their own software/site.  It was running on beta.pricespy.co.nz and linked in the header for ages.

Presumably the original owner didn't have the time or motivation to keep maintain it.  Hope he made a decent amount out of it, the url is pretty vauable since it's well known.

RIP pricespy classic

Here is a thread from Gameplanet about it last month, the new owners responding to feedback and making improvements
http://www.gpforums.co.nz/showthread.php?s=&threadid=367248

Interesting the aussie version hasn't changed in any way yet, I wonder if they bought that aswell or not?
http://www.pricespy.com.au/



They were pretty ruthless over at the gpforums! I guess there's still priceme.




 
 
 
 




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  # 268656 30-Oct-2009 19:16
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NewPriceSpy: Hi guys!


It is good to hear from you, we do appreciate feed back from our users!


If you have any questions about the new site, we are happy to answer them. You can either post your questions or thoughts here on GeekZone or you can send an email to support@pricespy.co.nz


Welcome to Geekzone.

Assuming you are legitimately Pricespy, we appreciate your participation here on Geekzone.

Being only day 1 since its been up, I am sure we will all give you honest and thought provoking feedback once we get a good use of the site.

Good luck.




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  # 268697 30-Oct-2009 22:26
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Do a search on www.google.co.nz (select pages from nz) for: draytek vigor 120

The third result is this: www.pricespy.co.nz/search.php?br=DrayTek_59 which leads to a blank search page, it's a shame to waste good Google juice like that.






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  # 268716 30-Oct-2009 23:29
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I'm a big fan of pricespy, but I wish that they'd either have an archive section where you could see old prices (copied over 3-4 times a year) or all prices on one page, so it'd be easy to just print to OneNote or save the webpage, for future reference.  Just checked the new site.  What happened to location? 

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  # 268902 31-Oct-2009 22:31
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We have worked on something that would make it possible to group the products by a criteria. In other words, one would be able to group, for example the graphics processors and only show lowest price in each group. Here you can see a proposal of this. Please have a look and let us know what you think about it.

http://pricespy.co.nz/misc/demos/category_group_by.gif


If you find PriceSpy to be slow we also have our mobile version ready which you can use. This is fairly new and we welcome your inputs on this as well http://m.pricespy.co.nz

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  # 268904 31-Oct-2009 22:42
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hmm if it truly has
1) every major electronic category
2) every seller displaying their daily price

that would make shopping so easy!

just a question - how do you get sellers to put their prices? ie does (2) accurately reflect lowest price in the country?




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  # 268905 31-Oct-2009 22:48
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Hi joker97!

Thank you for your thoughts!

The stores give us access to their product feeds or we scan their websites. We retreive the prices at least three times a day to keep them as updated as possible. Our aim is to list all online stores in New Zealand that sell products that fit our categories. As of today we have 250 stores listed.

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  # 269052 1-Nov-2009 16:09
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Wow, that is a little bit of a change! Will be looking to buy some stuff on the cheap again for work soon so will get to have a decent play with it. The old site had the plain and simple going for it, but with just a quick look I have seen some new features that I don't mind at all.

I <3 Pricespy

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  # 269180 2-Nov-2009 09:49
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The new pricespy site is not good for me.

The previous interface was simple, complete, and error-free.

The new one uses all sorts of fancy web graphics and controls. But, there are loads of errors, and usability is worse. Sure, the filters maybe give you more control but i've never really had an issue on the old pricespy.

eg, in the old site, if I want to find a 1.5tb drive, it was a couple of clicks, then you can click on the shop you want.

The new site, you must click harddrives,then the interface type. YOu are then presented with a list in random order of every 3.5" sata drive on the market.

THen you have to locate, and move a slider, to limit the size harddrive, and click apply filters.

You are presented with another list in random order. You have to click prices to sort by prices (shouldn't that be the default?).

The 'link to store' column is often missing a link. There seems to be bugs on those missing columns.

And, then, i like to compare the prices of 1tb drives too, so you gotta go and readjust the slider, reapply filters and so on.

Toooo much work ... KISS!!!

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