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Product/Service Name

BargainJack

Brief Description

BargainJack.com is a gadget deals site focused on computers, electronics, and other guy-friendly items.

Target audience: Gadget-loving guys, age 18-55.

The Inspiration

We fill a void in the deal site genre by presenting only the best deals.  In our world, more is not more. We are picky so that our readers don’t have to weed through mountains of ’5% off’ coupons or ‘free shipping with $500 purchase’offers. Simplicity is key and we take the same approach with the deal-finding tools on the site. We aimed to make our site as easy-to-use as possible so that sweet deals are accessible to people that wouldn’t normally feel comfortable on a deal site. ~ Sharon DeVries, co-owner of BargainJack

Key Features

  • Find exclusive deals. See deals exclusive to the site for products such as Blu-Ray players.
  • Get updates on sales. Get information about sales and deals on a variety of tech and gadget sites, such as TigerDirect, all in one place.
  • Compare prices. Find the best price on gadgets you’re considering purchasing.
  • Ask for help with sellers. If you have a problem with a merchant featured on the site, the site’s owners will act as consumer advocates on the issue.

Benefits

Get the best deal on any gadget that you’re considering buying. You can also get news about the deals on a variety of sites, without having to sign up for the newsletter from each of those sites.

Costs

Free.

Similar Products/Services

There are a lot of different sites for finding deals and comparing prices, from CouponMom to NexTag. Few sites, however, focus primarily on gadgets.

Opinions from around the Web

  • Positive: “The site does a good job of finding and organizing bargains. Especially convenient is the Top 21 deals section; helps readers find the best deals without having to wade through lots of content. Also like Jack’s deal of the day, his input is informative and yet not too technical.” (KillerStartups)
  • Positive: “Bargain Jack has recently added a list of his favorite a One Deal a Day sites to his excellent bargain collection. He’s got discussions too, and the Alexa rankings for each site.” (Squidoo)

Company Background

BargainJack was founded in 2006 in Austin, Texas. The company also runs a deals site for women, BargainJill.com.

Smartlife’s User Advice

The one point where BargainJack particularly stands out from other sites focusing on connecting buyers and deals is the fact that it’s focused on technology and gadgets. If you find yourself shopping for technology on a regular basis it could be useful, but if you need to shop beyond that niche, it may be better to go with a more general shopping site.

If you’re the type of shopper that winds up subscribed to a whole list of newsletters from different computer and tech sellers online, BargainJack can also be useful on cutting down on what’s in your inbox. Because its newsletter picks out the best deals from different sites, it allows you to unsubscribe from all those other newsletters.

Smartlife’s Recommendation: USE IT IF YOU ROUTINELY BUY GADGETS

Image credit: cristimatei / iStockphoto

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