retrevoDon’t you wish you could quickly compare prices you find in brick and mortar stores with the going price online right there on the spot? Thanks to Retrevo this is now easier than ever.

We’ve all been in that spot where we are in a retail store and we think we find a bargain, but in the back of our head we start wondering what the reviews are like online, what are the prices on the Internet and so on. Well, thanks to price comparison site Retrevo, all of that information is now just a text message or Tweet away.

By simply sending a text message to the company shortcode, you receive a text message back explaining the going price online and if they recommend you buy it. The example the company provided was you send a request to shortcode 41411 with the following: “retrevoq Canon 500D” (minus the quote marks) and this is what I got back:

Canon 500D: Strong Buy if you want high end. Fair Price: $854. Range: $727 – $1043. http://bit.ly/1wSds2

By clicking on the link in the text I was taken to the corresponding page on the the Retrevo Web site with more in-depth information about the product.

If you prefer to use Twitter, you can get the same info by either sending them a public message or a direct message.  So if you sent them something like “@retrevoq Canon 500D” and you would receive the same information I received in the text message.

I was impressed with the speed of the reply text message, the formatting and the included information. My only complaint would be that the prices listed by Retrevo in general do not include Amazon’s price, but they do included about a dozen other sites, so you still are receiving a good range of choices.

There has been a need for a service like this for a long time, and seeing as it is free, you have nothing to lose. This is the perfect tool to help you with your shopping this coming Black Friday for those bargains you wander into by accident.

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