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Introducing… the SDE Alert widget

New to SDE is a dynamic sidebar ‘widget’ that will be used to highlight great deals, keep track of prices of popular products or simply highlight releases that are being most discussed amongst the SDE community.

It occurred to me a few weeks ago when the Pink Floyd Early Years 1965-1972 box set was going up and down in price like a rollercoaster (it still is!), that it would be cool to develop something that was like a ‘price tracker’ and could sit on the homepage to keep you informed. So that’s what we’ve done.

The widget will always display ‘live’ pricing, but as stated in the intro, it’s not just about deals (standard deal alerts will continue, as normal) – the new sidebar widget will be updated regularly to alert you about hot new products and stuff we love, so do keep an eye out (top, left) for what’s on display!

For simplicity, for the time being, all prices will be displayed in pounds, but when you link through (to Amazon, JPC or HMV) prices may be in either pounds, Euros, US dollars or Canadian dollars depending on where the store is. I’d welcome any feedback for future improvements. Thanks.

Paul Sinclair / SDE Editor

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19 responses to Introducing… the SDE Alert widget

  1. Kennysucina says:

    Great to keep up to date with the current deal price of £226, as I got it for £142 delivered to Spain on a Lightning deal. Yippee

    Got The Last Waltz at the offer price too. Only trouble is I do not have an bottomless pit of money!

  2. Simon F says:

    Pink Floyd @ £225! I feel physically ill having shelled out full price for it last November. Aggggggghhhhh!!!!!!!!!

  3. Daran says:

    Any chance Paul we can ‘program’ it with things we want to keep an eye on?

  4. baward says:

    Thanks Paul. If there aren’t plans for it, perhaps a ‘my desired price’ flag could be included, for those who can only spend up to a maximum of £xx.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Good stuff… definitely going to be developing the widget to offer more user interaction.

  5. eric slangen says:

    Very nice, thanks

  6. Jim says:

    Australian $ if possible would be nice but I guess that would depend on your number of downunder readers.

  7. Mark Vick says:

    Any chance we could turn this into a desktop widget for PC?

  8. Philip Cohen says:

    The Pink Floyd deal lasted less than one day. The price skyrocketed to £357

  9. Enrico G. says:

    Any chance we could have prices displayed in Euros?

  10. Mark says:

    Nice Paul, thanks.

  11. PAUL BAKEWELL says:

    SDE app ?

  12. Paolo Meccano says:

    I’m finally seeing the widget now that I have a new phone, but only if I remember to scroll down to the bottom of the page. It would be more prominent (and useful) if it was placed at the top, perhaps?

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