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Bigote

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Price book app recommendation?
« on: July 21, 2013, 12:50:56 PM »
I'd love to find an iPhone app that will help me make a price book.   

I have no illusions, I realize the data collection will be entirely manual.   But it seems like there should be an app that has typical grocery items listed which would allow me to enter the data in an easy way from multiple stores, do unit conversions, etc.

Does anyone know of anything out there?
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Re: Price book app recommendation?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2013, 01:10:26 PM »

I have no illusions, I realize the data collection will be entirely manual.   

Why hasn't anyone crowd-sourced this yet?

Bigote

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Re: Price book app recommendation?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2013, 01:17:45 PM »
Too many SKUs and too many stores.   I can't imagine it would work well in most places.

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Re: Price book app recommendation?
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2013, 01:55:59 PM »
Well there are all these price book apps... why can't they share the data?  Esoteric items may not be very up to date, but the staples would get updated regularly.  It works pretty well for gasbuddy.

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Re: Price book app recommendation?
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2013, 10:34:49 AM »
I make my own spreadsheets for price books.  I store them in Dropbox and use the Dropbox app on my iPhone to view them.

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Re: Price book app recommendation?
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2013, 10:42:23 AM »

I have no illusions, I realize the data collection will be entirely manual.   

Why hasn't anyone crowd-sourced this yet?

I wouldn't assume that it hasn't been done. Check out www.hotcouponworld.com and see if they have it crowd sourced. If not, www.couponmom.com has a Target price book (I think), and www.livingrichwithcoupons.com has a price comparison tool (so does coupon mom and www.hip2save.com, I think.

If it actually hasn't been done, then my first guess is because of regional variations. The same store can have different prices from one town to the next.

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Re: Price book app recommendation?
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2013, 04:27:49 PM »
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pricebook/id327448884?mt=8

I've been happy with this app...used it for almost 3 years. Yes, there is a bit of entry at the beginning but we do buy many of the same items repeatedly so after the initial entry there isn't quite so much updating necessary.

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Re: Price book app recommendation?
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2013, 08:06:22 AM »
Thanks, CrochetStache, I'll give it a look.