Originally Posted by modhatter
Is there a software program that can check daily prices for items you are looking for. I know there are programs that you can initiate to check several places for a price check on something, but I was wondering if there was a sort of "set it and forget it" program that would do it on it's own?
This may not be exactly what you're looking for but Diapers.com & Soap.com (Quidsi), Amazon.com (which just bought Quidsi), and Netplenish.com all offer a variety of products with "best price" and "cheapest shipping".
You sign up, create a shopping list, and let their "shopgenius" software scour the daily pricing data.* The issue is that they'd like to "auto-replenish" your buys of diapers & dogfood with various customer-loyalty discounts (& free shipping) so that you're not tempted to shop elsewhere.
* I have no idea how us mere consumer mortals tap into this pricing data. I think the resellers are paying for manufacturer's data feeds and updating their own databases.