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    Why are online price comparisson search engines so poor?

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    Currently searching around for a decent hard drive MP3 player. You find a price that you think sounds good, click on the link and find its not the item you are looking for or a completely fake price shown in the first place.

    Anyone else find this?

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    Yep, I agree - unless it's DVD / CD / Book / Game comparison sites, then it's a nightmare.

    cos they make cash through afiliate links and so only list the ones that pay em cashmoney

    Yes i noticed that, i searched for a camera once and saw one at a great price except when i clicked on the link it was a previous version of the make

    vixygwim;1941087

    Froogle.co.uk FTW.



    It's just as unreliable unfortunately.

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    what size you looking for guv? and how much you looking to spend?

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    crustyroad;1941176

    what size you looking for guv? and how much you looking to spend?



    ATM I'm undecided - mainly because there are things missing Id like - or things I dont like included!

    Looking probably at a 160GB iPod Classic or 80GB Zune. Best prices Ive seen for these are £192 and £170 respectively.

    Both devices are fine in themselves. But the iPod lacks a radio and hate iTunes, the Zune is much smaller in capacity and has only 20 hours battery (compared to 40 for the iPod). I'd probably go for a Creative Zen, but they only go upto 32GB and are much more expensive.

    Keep finding links that say £145, £159, £166, £179 for the iPod 160GB - only to find they are 80GB! Bloody annoying and make search engines pretty pointless!

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    guv;1942222

    Bloody annoying and make search engines pretty pointless!



    you should make your own search engine, bet you could :thumbsup:

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    crustyroad;1942491

    you should make your own search engine, bet you could :thumbsup:



    Ive often thought about it!!! But probably far too time consuming plus would be a whole new ball game and an awful lot of learning on my part. All I want is a not to be missed deal on an mp3 player!
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