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10 Best Apps That Every Shopaholic Should Have

10 Best Apps That Every Shopaholic Should Have

There are plenty of apps available in the market to help you get a good bargain when you are out shopping. This Techspirited article looks at some of the best apps that every shopaholic should have.
Alex Mathew
Choosing the ap(p)t way!
A survey conducted suggests that about 47% phone users would prefer shopping through a dedicated mobile app, as opposed to shopping online.
Whether we choose to admit it or not, we all have a shopaholic within us. Yes, the amount we splurge, and the things we splurge on may be different, but we all secretly do. The Internet plays a perfect ally to shoppers, with scores of shopping sites, with goods at heavily discounted prices springing up everywhere. Our fast-paced lives haven't slowed down the progress of these sites either, as they have chosen to take to the mobile platform, and provide shopping info on the go. There are plenty of shopping apps available for smartphones, each trying to grab the attention of shopaholics the world over. Here's taking a look at the top 10 apps that ought to be on every shopaholic's smartphone.
Groupon
Groupon is one of the most popular shopping sites on the Internet. In its mobile avatar, Groupon list 50 to 90% discount offers in your area. The deals are updated in real-time, and you can choose to redeem them using your smartphone. You can also track the details and expiration date of your coupon using the app.

Download for:
Android
iOS
Windows Phone

Price - FREE
LivingSocial
A Groupon clone, LivingSocial offers a similar 50 to 90% discount offer as its inspiration. It offers the same functionality of purchasing and redeeming your coupons online, and keeping track of them. In addition to this, the app also features an exciting offer, wherein, if you refer three of your friends to pick up the same offer as you did on the app, you get yours for free.

Download for:
Android
iOS

Price - FREE
eBay
Anyone who enjoys shopping on eBay would feel right at home with this app. The app offers the very same features as the website, and users can buy or sell items, compare prices, and even place bids on products of their choice. It makes for an excellent option to keep track of your bids, and look out for the latest offers.

Download for:
Android
iOS
BlackBerry
Windows Phone

Price - FREE
Amazon Mobile
The retail giant, Amazon, comes to the mobile platform, and brings the same functions as its website, along with a few more goodies in tow. You can of course, buy or sell stuff, compare prices, read reviews about products, and even use the barcode scanning feature to find details about any product in the store. Users can also access and place orders at any Amazon store across the world.

Download for:
iOS
Windows Phone

Price - FREE
Newegg Mobile
A must-have for every Newegg user, this app gives you all the features of the shopping website on-the-go. You can read through the detailed review of products before you buy them. It also gives you access to many deals, like Shell Shockers, Daily Deals, and Free Shipping.

Download for:
Android
iOS
Windows Phone

Price - FREE
ShopSavvy
ShopSavvy is the ideal companion for people always on the look out for cheap deals. The app features a power barcode and QR code reader, which provides you with relevant information about the product, the prices, and the stores (online and retail). It even provides you with a map, directing you towards the dealer offering the lowest rates for a particular product.

Download for:
Android
iOS
Windows Phone

Price - FREE
RedLaser
RedLaser is a very handy barcode and QR reader. It provides you with details about the product, lets you compare prices, and gives you directions to the store. You can even search for deals and coupons on various products, and purchase them using the app.

Download for:
Windows Phone

Price - FREE
PriceGrabber
This app lets you get the best deal, by helping you look up product details, various offers, and the cheapest rates. It even lets you look up the merchant ratings before you make the purchase. You can choose to sort the results by price, rating, or popularity.

Price - FREE
The Coupons App
The Coupons App is every shopping enthusiast's dream come true. The app offers real-time discount coupons for various products and services. It even tells you about the cheapest gas stations nearest to your location. You can even choose to share your coupons with friends and family using the app.

Download for:
Android
iOS

Price - FREE
OLX
OLX is probably one of the best places to find a great deal. Your chances of striking gold are even higher if you are looking for a used product. The OLX app gives you the same features as the website, that of looking for products, posting ads, and comparing prices. This is a handy app to have if you are looking for a good bargain while you're on the move.

Download for:
Android
Windows Phone

Price - FREE
These apps are a blessing in the hands of a shopaholic, but definitely not so much if you're trying to cut down your expenses. Happy shopping then. Cheers.
Disclaimer: Prices mentioned in this article are subject to change without prior notice and do not include any promotions or offers.