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Used Product Guide Search

Published 02/23/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Priceonomics is a consumer resource that helps individuals determine the fair value of used items. Users can search for just about anything, from electronics to bicycles and cars. The site also offers price guides for popular item categories, including computers, strollers, digital cameras, motorcycles, video cameras, boats, cars, speakers and tablet computers. The user enters a specific product (preferably with the make and model information) and the site shows a list of current ads selling the product second hand. Priceonomics scours popular websites including Amazon, eBay and Craigslist. The site also provides a price estimate that shows the average selling price of the used product. The user can also find individual ads and see where they originate from and how much they are asking.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Priceonomics was founded in December of 2011 by Rohin Dhar. The website promises to offer a great deal of useful information, and it does for the products it covers. The only shortcoming noticed by users at this time is the lack of products in some categories. The site is still growing and may not cover every single model of every used product commonly sold on the web. It does, however, cover many of the most popular products and doesn’t seem to be biased to one category. Users can gather price information for a used car, baby stroller or electronic device.

What are the differences to other apps?

Priceonomics is a unique application because it shows relevant pricing and selling data for used items all over the web. There are many consumer resources that show similar information for new products sold by retailers, but almost none include the many second hand ads found on many popular auction and classified style websites. Priceonomics offers a service that many internet users can find extremely handy when listing products for sale or when looking to buy a used item.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The look of Priceonomics is another strong point for the site. The dark blue and white color scheme gives the site a crisp, clean appearance. There is plenty of information, displayed in lists and as simple bar graphs. The site contains almost no clutter, which is a very good thing for the user. Rather than try to sell products, Priceonomics sticks to its guns and shows the user what they came for without trying to squeeze more revenue out of the process with loud banner ads or columns of text ads.

How does the registration process work?

Priceonomics does not require registration to use its services. Anyone can visit the site and start browsing for items in many categories. This is another appealing benefit because users can stop by any time and search for products without the hassle of a login. The site offers a product monitoring service that asks for the user’s email address (to receive notifications when a product is listed online), however this is optional.

What does it cost to use the application?

No sign up is required for Priceonomics, so it would be difficult for the site to charge a fee. Requiring a subscription or other cost would only discourage users from returning. Luckily the site keeps its service as attractive as it can by offering free access to anyone. Users can search as many times as they like to find almost any kind of used product on the web.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Priceonomics is ideal for anyone who plans to buy or sell used items on the web. The website covers a diverse collection of products that is constantly growing. Users can decide how much to list a used item for on third party auction and classified websites or find out the going price of an item they are thinking about buying used. There are many ways that Priceonomics can make a consumer’s life easier when buying used items online.

  • No sign up or subscription is required to search
  • Used item price averages can be viewed along with individual listing prices
  • Price guides help users find data for specific used items
  • Users can search by product name and model number
  • Bar graphs show common prices and the frequency they appear

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