Amazon App Barcode Scanner Makes Comparison Shopping Easy

By Alexis C. Madrigal

Amazon's free app just got easier to use. It now includes barcode scanning for comparison shopping. So, before you shell out some cash at Best Buy or Radio Shack, remember to whip out your phone and see the premium you're probably paying to have that little gadget in your hands right now.

Amazon just updated their Amazon Mobile app for iPhone to now include barcode scanning. Basically, while you are out and about shopping, you can use your iPhone to scan the barcode of whatever you are thinking of buying, and Amazon will give you their price on the item. From there, you can purchase it and choose all your shipping options. Seriously, we have no idea what took Amazon so long to implement this, but it'll definitely be a money saver. You can download the Amazon Mobile app for free.

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