PoachIt Shopping App Shops Like You Do

Published On August 18, 2014 | By Tom Huskerson | Now You Know

I discovered an interesting new app that shops like people do. PoachIt is a shopping app that will chase down almost any product on over 5,000 retail websites, identify if the item is on sale or wait for it to go on sale and it does this twice a day. Founder Gidi Fisher says; “When people are browsing the web, they want to buy,” he says. “We want to make it easy for you to buy right now with a coupon, or, if you want to wait, we’re there for you, too.”

The app can also find coupons and tell you if the coupon can be used for the purchase or not. The technology is totally new according to Fisher and there is a patent pending. Fisher says that PoachIt has tested over 4 million coupon codes and found that 80% of them do not work. “Those sites force you into trial and error,” he says. “Without us, there’s a one in five chance you’d actually find a deal.”

Using the new app is pretty simple, shoppers can either download a Chrome extension or add the PoachIt button to their favorites menu. When they find  the “can’t resist, must have” product on a retailer’s website, they simply click the PoachIt button to either track the item until it goes on sale or seek out any coupons available.

I know a lot of black women who love to shop. And I also know at least two women who are excellent shoppers. I call them my discount divas. They are deadly serious about sniffing out sales or waiting for the right sale to pounce on something for a deeply discounted price. Considering their skills such an app would certainly give them an unfair advantage over other bargains hunters. If you love a sale then you need to read more about this app at Wired.com.

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Tom Huskerson Bio Born in Richmond Virginia Tom Huskerson is a military veteran who settled in California after his discharge. He attended Santa Barbara City College where he began his writing career as a campus reporter. He worked as an intern news reporter for the Santa Barbara News-Press writing feature stories before moving on to San Francisco. At San Francisco State University Tom studied broadcast communications and began to focus on the Internet. He completed his graduate thesis on Internet advertising. Tom was the first student to ever focus on the Internet as a graduate student at San Francisco State University. After graduation he went to work for Zona Research in California’s Silicone Valley. As a research associate Tom supported senior analyst writing on the latest developments in the Internet industry. During the dot com boom Tom worked for several web businesses as a market researcher and analyst. As a writer and researcher Tom has authored various technical works including a training program for Charles Schwab security. Other projects included professional presentations on workplace violence and hiring security contractors. Tom has returned to focus on writing both fiction and non-fiction works and blogging for a travel website. He has published two books of short stories and completed two novels. Tom is the owner of Scribe of Life Literature and EbonyCandle. Most recently Tom has launched the blog African American Cyber Report. The blog is the result of his desire to inform the African American community of the dangers and benefits of the cyber age. In his blog Tom reports on information security, new and analysis, scams and hoaxes, legal happenings and various topics that arise from the age of information. Tom believes that technology is a necessary tool for black people and they should know what is happening. Tom writes believing that techno speak is for the professional and that valuable information can be communicated using plain language. As a result he has embraced the motto, Less Tech, More Knowledge.

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