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How One Startup Is Making Comparison-Shopping Even Easier

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Based in San Francisco

3 employees

250 million e-commerce pages scanned

65,000 price guides

2 million new pages indexed per day

What It Is

Ever fretted over whether that online deal for a used iPad or Trek bicycle was really a good one? Priceonomics has some answers. The site's algorithms scour e-commerce sites like Craigslist, eBay, Yahoo Shopping and Amazon, among many others. Then Priceonomics distills those disparate deals into comprehensive listings, analyzes the results and produces an easy-to-read guide that zeros in on a product's fair market value.

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