LONDON 3M has developed a bargain-shopping widget with the help of its Post-it brand.
Inspired by usage of the classic Post-it note as a shopping list, 3M has developed an evolution of the shopping list for the digital age called Post-it Shopping Genius. How it works: Post-it Shopping Genius sits on your computer desktop, keeping an eye on the price changes for you, locating the cheapest price, and letting you know when it changes. The customizable application enables you to choose from thousands of electricals, durables and other consumer goods, and track up to five at a time.
The application -- which can be directly downloaded from http://bit.ly/Post-itGenius and is available on iGoogle, Mac OS X desktop and Windows 7 / Vista desktops -- displays up-to-date prices on many thousands of products, which are searchable within the tool.
In related news, 3M announced that it is offering a monthly monetary prize of 1,000 GBP ($1,542) or the value of a user's shopping list if less as an incentive to those who refer the Shopping Genius application to a friend.