Thursday, August 20, 2009
So I found out about Pebble.com recently, an up-and-coming site in the same strain ans things like Shopzilla. And I was a little hesitant — another shopping site?
The answer is yes. And no.
What makes Pebble different is that it’s part-forum based, meaning that you can ask, answer, and read questions on the products. Rae’s interest => intrigued! I love a site that lets the consumer talk about the product (re: Sephora post-revamp. I love you, Seph.) and ask all of our questions, no matter how confusing our questions may be ^^
I lost a part to my ice cream maker recently*, so let’s start there. Enter stuff into the search bar, as you normally would, and feel free to refine on the left hand side.
Now here comes the part that Pebble says makes it different — customers. Let’s click on this “top rated” one.
From there we have a further breakdown, and it shows us different sites that sell the item.Now that the basic stuff is over…
I like that you can ask questions and get answers. I have to admit, that’s pretty nifty. I also like that it’s kind of like Amazon, showing ratings when they’re there and letting you know which seller has it for the cheapest. The super-comprehensive search refining is great too, with options designed for each product rather than a general set with only price range, store, etc.
Pebble still needs a lot of refining — see the image below to find out why!
The verdict? I’ve never been too thrilled about shopping sites, mainly because I like to shop in person. (I need to feeeel things!) However, for a shopping site, this is a pretty darn good one. Shopaholics out there: anyone want to back me up on this?
*the, uhm… stirring bit -.- I know, brilliant, right? So now all we have is a large frozen bowl.