When looking for the lowest prices on
tech on the web, many folks may go to a price engine beforehand to
scope out the best prices on products. However Dynamite
Deals is promoting its new browser plugin which allows you to
skip a few steps in the price comparison process.
After viewing a product on just about
any merchant's website, the Dynamite Deals plugin will alert you to
whether the price listed is the best available on the web. If the
merchant you're visiting doesn't have the lowest price, you can click
the plugin's icon to see a listing of the top three lowest priced
merchants on the web with requisite links to those merchants. The
plugin is unobtrusive and only springs into action if the browser
lands on a product page that is tracked by Dynamite Deals.
There are currently over 85 million
products pages (and counting) tracked in the database and pricing is
updated in real-time every day.
The Dynamite Deals plugin is currently
available for both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
quote: As part of this process, Dynamite Data's servers will periodically ask your extension for the full HTML of random product pages so that we can parse it and update our records. This allows us to cut down on the number of pages our robot has to crawl, saving computing time for the merchant.
quote: Dynamite Data Browser Add-ons: Dynamite Data's comparison shopping service only functions when the user is detected to be at a supported merchant's website. On a supported merchant's website, all visited URLs are searched against Dynamite Data's database of products. If the submitted URL matches with a product that Dynamite Data tracks, search results are transmitted back to the user and displayed in their browser.The Dynamite Data browser add-ons also gathers two additional types of data under extremely limited circumstances, both of which can be opted out of via the add-on's Feedback/Options window: a background web page downloader that retrieves merchants' product pages on Dynamite Data's behalf, and a troubleshooting log (which contains basic information on user preferences, the search results of recently viewed products, and internal parameters) that is optionally transmitted with user feedback from the Feedback/Options window. Both of these data sources are scrubbed of personally-identifiable information -- including URLs visited and cookies -- before being transmitted to Dynamite Data's servers.