I linked to the Slidoo website a couple of times but it’s about time to explain you why I am doing it…it’s actually a new SAR and 43rumors creation.
Eight months ago we rumors guys decided to develop a new website that might be useful for you. It’s an easy eBay search and notification service named Slidoo.com. I guess most SAR readers do use eBay to search and find stuff. Slidoo is an eBay approved application that has full and fast access to their database.
The reason why we did Slidoo are:
1) With the sliders it’s much easier to set price and condition of the search. And results do change live while you slide! No need to wait until page gets reloaded.
2) The use of real time sliders helps you to compare different kind of searches (for example by switching from “used” to “new” you easily get an idea of the price difference).
3) Once you have set you search parameters you can save the search and get notified when a new product pop ups within the settings.
4) Also eBay offers a saved search service but a) it’s difficult to manage (to have to click through two times before to see the list) b) you cannot set the notification parameters. On Slidoo you can chose to get notified in different ways (email-facebook-twitter-or nothing) and with different frequency (once per day, multiple times per day and never).
Example of some Sony searches I stored:
Sony RX1 (Click here). I did set a minimum price of $910 to cut off all that cheap Asian accessories I don’t need. Once an auction breaks the $910 barrier I will get notified. Easy! Recently I found some RX100 cameras for less than $600 and I saved the search with “new” and “buy it now” conditions.
Login and set your country:
Of course you can set a different country for your basic search. Just login to change it for example to UK or Germany in the notification settings page. If you set Germany than the Location slider will adapt and you will have the “Germany-Europe-Worldwide” options while as USA you have “USA-North America-Worldwide”.
It’s Beta! What’s coming next:
The service is still in beta testing and I would invite you to join and test it. You can quickly become member using your same facebook or twitter account. So you will not have to keep in mind new login and password data.
This is a fast changing site and a Slidoo Amazon version is coming too! Tablet and Phone version will follow in Spring. Feedback is welcome and you can send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You don’t know how many nights we spent to think on this. I really hope you will find it practical and useful for a daily use! Link to the webiste: Slidoo.com.
Andrea and the other guys and ladies that worked on this (Ale, Melle, Elena, Mate and Richard).