Where is the Pulse Now?

So as we enter the holiday season, the natural question to ask is "what are people going to be buying"? Black Friday promotions didn't start with the same fanfare as last year with only Wal-Mart coming out with BF deals.BestBuy and other retailers decided to wait it out until the real BF. So what indicators do you use? Well, we usedRetrevo Pulse to check out and here is the verdict:  read more »


Black Friday Comes Early to Walmart

Ever the tough retail competitor, Walmart offered a taste of Black Friday last Saturday. It looked like a little warehouse cleaning along with some pretty good deals. For example:

There was a Sony PlayStation 3 (80GB) game system, along with a $100 gift card, for $399. Many Play Station configurations come with a Blu-ray DVD player that is capable of supporting the latest Blu-ray Profile 2.0 standard. You would pay well over $200 for a similar stand alone Blu-ray player. On the ot  read more »


Sears Black Friday Deals a Mixed Bag

Sears was one of the first out of the gate with a huge list of products for sale on Black Friday at supposedly great discounts. We took a look at some of the gadgets and gear and frankly were not very impressed.

In the digital camera department one of our favorite point and shooters is the Canon SD1100. Sears links to a pink (yes, pink) version for $169. On Retrevo, you don't have to compromise your masculinity (not that we have anything against pink) when you buy a silver SD1100  read more »


Retrevo Has a Pulse!

Today we launched The Retrevo Pulse, a real-time view into consumer electronics products, prices and demand trends based on the behavior of millions of users who rely on Retrevo to make their buying decisions. The Retrevo Pulse includes two indexes, a CE Price Index and a CE Demand Index that track the Average Selling Prices (ASP) and Demand (in terms of net dollar value of interest) respectively for more than 4,000 electronics products across 40 categories such as HDTVs, Digital Cameras, Laptops and GPS.  read more »


19 Video Game Console Accessories for Avid Gamers

Our friends at  the walyou blog  put together this list of gaming accessories to make any gamers experience more fun. Here's the introduction:

"Video Game Consoles have evolved greatly over the years from the early days of 8-Bit to the modern era of Artificial Intelligence (AI) incentive and resource hungry games; Gaming has become a big part of our daily lives. The gamers’ demographics have changed too - from adolescent to te  read more »


Deal or No Deal

Did you know your portable TV probably won’t work after February 2009? Here’s a 7 inch portable LCD TV for around $100. Is it a good deal?  read more »


Deal or No Deal

Deal or No Deal?

Navigon 2100 3.5" Portable GPS Navigator

Navigon 2100

Here’s the deal; The Navigon 2100 has been around for about a year. It's a decent GPS that you can buy now for less than $100  read more »


OLED All the Way!

OLED (Organic LED) first caught my attention at CES in 2007. See my post from that CES here. Subsequent to much fanfare with a 27" prototype OLED TV in 2007 and then at CES in 2008, Sony finally shipped a 11" (3 mm thin and 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio) OLED flat panel TV earlier this year. Retailing at $2,400 and up, I won't quite call it a bargain. As you can see Retrevo's scientific assessment concurs with me on this one here for  read more »


There is a Bright Light Afterall!

Who can complain about the mood of consumers nowadays. The tech bust of 2000 feels ordinary compared to the financial mess we have got ourselves into. Tech seems like a safe haven this time around with corporations carrying strong balance sheets. Yes, financial sector has a reason to be concerned about (thank goodness, retirement accounts, insurance policies and now the money market accounts are not that vulnerable). And now it is official; retail sector has a reason to be worried about.  read more »


Deal or No Deal

Deal or No Deal

Sony BDP-S300 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player

Sony BDP-S300

Here’s the deal; A Sony Blu-ray player available on amazon.com for $229 with free shipping (while supplies last). It displays 1080p Blu-ray content and is a nice looking unit.  read more »