I was standing in Staples today (yes, standing! In Staples! I was feeling a bit better, thank you for your prayers, and went out with my man after a week and a half of seeing nothing but this house's walls. But it was a big outing for me, so I'm a bit sore tonight on my spine and down my left pinched-nerve arm. But, still, I was standing and out today!).
So…I was standing in Staples today, grabbing the HP564 printer ink that I need when I had a sudden, "Ugh, what if this is a horrible price?" thought.
You know that thought? It's the one that comes to you when you're in the most convenient store, grabbing the thing you finally remembered you needed, and you haven't taken the time to price check anywhere.
I put the box down, thought about waiting, was wondering if I should (gas is expensive, why not just get it?), when I remembered to text Google: price HP564
Within a millisecond (they are fast!), Google texted me back with the three lowest prices on that printer ink. I found out that Staples was only .02 more expensive, didn't mind losing two pennies (gas is expensive), and left happy that I'd gotten a good price.
So I thought I'd tell you about it, in case you like texting and you like Googling. To start, you do this (click for more info):
(Don't tell the kids about the calculator one!)
If you're not a texter or a Googler, no worries. I won't be as geeky next time, okay?