What happened to Price Watch?

Easy1

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I have been trying to access of a couple of days. Site appears dead. Anyone know?
 

CraigRT

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apparently it's cause of that DDOS attack a few nights ago.. it's been down ever since then..
 

Mr N8

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I was trying this morning, and come up with errors. Oh well, I'll just have to waste more work time looking manually. :D
 

rudder

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Originally posted by: Easy1
I have been trying to access of a couple of days. Site appears dead. Anyone know?

If its gone, I would not miss it. There is a direct correlation between a company that pops up on the list first and the large number of negative reviews that company gets on resellerratings.com. The only reason those crappy companies stay in business is because people order from the cheapest place before checking out the vendor.

 

Easy1

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Originally posted by: rudder
If its gone, I would not miss it. There is a direct correlation between a company that pops up on the list first and the large number of negative reviews that company gets on resellerratings.com. The only reason those crappy companies stay in business is because people order from the cheapest place before checking out the vendor.

I would miss it. It is a fine tool if used properly. While I agree that some of the companies listing the lowest prices are questionable, I also note that often recommended local favorites Googlegear and Newegg also frequently pop up on the first couple of pages. You also mention another longtime favorite - resellerratings. Using that tool, it doesn't take much effort to check out a vendor. If someone purchases blindly, without checking ratings, they are foolish.
 

Toasthead

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pricewatch is a good starting point! It is by no means the final destination for getting the best deal.

--Toast
 

rh71

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Pricewatch with resellerratings.com is a good combination. But your best bet companies are on the pricegrabber.com lists already... resellerratings still comes in handy.