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How My iPhone Saved Me Money on Shoes

Do you remember those reports last year of certain stores using a secret intranet that reflected different prices in the store, even though the real Internet site showed lower, "real" prices? I've always thought how great an iPhone would be in that situation. No quibbling about what's right and wrong, just the indisputable information, right in your hand.

Well, the other day, I got to take advantage of this! I had bought a pair of shoes last weekend for full price in a store that also has a website. The next day I showed one of my friends the shoes over iChat — to find that they were actually $20 cheaper online. Not one to let 20 bucks go to waste (that's like 12 cups of coffee!), I decided to take my shoes and my receipt to the store to see if I could get a price adjustment. To see how I got it with my iPhone, just

So I strolled in there, shoes and receipt in hand, and just in case — I had emailed myself the link to the shoes in case the lower price was questioned. And it was. "Yeah, they're still full price," the cashier said. "Sorry."

I remained calm and respectful, but said, "Oh, really? I just checked the website and they're a new price," and I showed him my phone. He checked out the screen, and once he looked it over, just said, "Ok, 20 bucks back on your card. . . ". I just smiled, but inside I was thinking, "Oh, snap!"

How awesome is that? SavvySugar will be so proud of me!

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