Carson Daly Tries Out SlickDeals App For Holiday Shopping

Have you finished your holiday shopping? If so, bravo, you are one eager beaver.

Our very own Producer Angie hasn’t even started, so it’s been madness trying to sift through all the sales to find the best deals.

If you’re in the same boat, we have good news for you. Carson recently found an app devoted to doing all the heavy lifting for you.

SlickDeals is a community-driven website that lists the best prices on thousands of products based on information the users post themselves.

Carson spoke with Greg Boudewijn, the SlickDeals COO, to get the full low down:

SlickDeals is crowd-sourced, so you can almost think of us as the Facebook of deals,” Boudewijn explained. “Anyone can come on. They can post a deal and then our community decides whether that deal is really good or not and they do so by voting up or down. And if a deal gains enough popularity and it shows up on the homepage, you can pretty much be sure it’s one of the best deals anywhere.”

If you’re looking for a specific item, just use the handy dandy search bar to filter your results.

“The mobile app is even better because if you’re waiting around, Carson, and you want to buy that new TV and you know a specific model, you can actually sign up for a deal alert and get push notifications to your phone so the minute that TV goes on sale, you can get alerted and then you can go buy it.”

So what are the best deals going around this holiday season? Boudewijn says tablet and mobile phone companies are offering up some good buys.

“On the front page today you’ll see a Nexus 7 for $180. That’s a great deal.”

SlickDeals also alerts you when a sold-out product, like the coveted Xbox One, gets restocked in stores and online.

“Now, you can’t necessarily find those for huge, deep discounts, but just finding one period, just given the demand, and any time one is available, we kind of point you toward where you need to go get it.”

  • Have you come across any good deals this holiday season? Give us a holler in the comments section below!

-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles

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