Site will give a recommendation on whether to buy it now, wait for a new model to be released or view a different model available at a better price.
Decide.com uses data mining techniques and predictive algorithms to provide consumers with an online resource for finding the best deals in electronics. Search for a TV, laptop or camera (new categories to be added soon) on the site and it will give you a recommendation on whether to buy it now, wait for a new model to be released or view a different model available at a better price.
Decide.com offers pricing for lots of retailers, reviews, info and alerts, which adds it to a Watch List and lets you know when it comes down in price.
Writing for Tech Crunch, Rip Empson says:
“The startup’s service provides much needed amplification to the typical comparison-shopping experience — and the many comparison shopping sites out there on the Web. Using complex algorithms plus the aggregation of data like CE and OEM press releases and sites trafficking in rumors and tips is a great concept, with a little dash of eBay’s user experience may prove to be a successful hybrid model. Of course, it’s all a matter of how accurate Decide’s secret sauce proves to be in predicting the best time to buy. But, with a year-and-a-half of data mining under its belt and a veteran team of data and search experts, I’m expecting good things from Decide.com.”
(Image is from PSFK’s archives, for fun and unrelated to the company we write about. It shows GDGT.com founder shopping for tech in Japan when we were there with him. )