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My Experience with Live Search Cashback

May 26th, 2008

Much has been written about Microsoft’s bribery search engine – Live Search Cashback. I like a deal as much as anyone, but this almost seems ridiculous. Anyways…I’m shopping for a couple of unique items for my car stereo in order to hook up my iPod, and here’s my experience:

1) I typed in the product name I’m looking for “FMMod01″, into the box at the top of this page. Here are the results. Looks like there are some options at a decent price, hopefully.

2) After clicking on Compare Prices, I see the list of merchants. Oh, Crutchfield! Fantastic…love ordering from them, even if it costs a little more. And look at that discount! 50% cashback…score!

3) At this point I’m getting excited, so I click Go To Store and see this:

OK, what!? It went from 50% cashback savings to a whopping 0.0% cashback savings!? I decide to enter an email address, hoping that the savings will switch back as quickly as before, but the next page shows this:

Well that really bites! Two thumbs down for live search cashback – I’ll just stick with Google and evreward.com.

Tyson Search, Technology

Hey Tylerites… (an update)

May 25th, 2008

A few months ago I told you that I registered TylerTXBlog.com. If you live in Tyler, TX (and I know some of you do!), head on over and participate in the polls and blog posts. Also, please subscribe to the RSS feed. Let me know if you or anyone you know would be interested in writing for the blog.

Tyson General