If you’re having trouble keeping up with which deals are going on and are looking to hop on the hottest deals before they’re gone, here’s a quick tip if you’ve got a fast eye: Slickdeals Live View.
Watch the deals as they get posted
As you can see in the picture above, there are 3 columns in the Live View — Latest Posts, Latest Threads, and Latest Rating. The Latest Posts column scrolls as people comment on deals. I find this super useful because you’re constantly seeing the latest comments. Sometimes, there is a price mistake or stacking coupon or related deal mentioned within a thread that I might never have seen if not for this column. That said, it moves fast at times. It can be hard to keep up with it.
The middle column, Latest Posts, shows each deal that gets posted as it gets posted. This way, you’ll see each deal as it gets posted, increasing your chances of being able to take advantage of it before it’s gone. This is great for catching limited-quantity or hot deals.
The third column, Latest Ratings, shows you which posts recently got a thumbs up or down. Truth be told, I don’t pay much attention to that column.
It’s a bit overwhelming
Sometimes, things fly by and when you blink you’ll literally miss things. However, I find this view great for times like Black Friday and Prime Day. As Prime Day is upon us, I’ll surely be spending some time looking at Live View. In fact, when I went to take the screen shot above, I got sidetracked when seeing the comment about someone getting the Segway miniPRO for $231.
I wasn’t fast enough to get on that before the price went back up to $499….and I was bummed! My wife and I actually have 2 of these already — and they are a blast. The dog loves “going for a roll” and family and friends seem to enjoy them when we pull them out to play. And laugh as you may, they get a smile everywhere we roll. At $231, I would have definitely considered another….if I had only been watching instead of writing :-).
Slickdeals is one of many great resources for finding deals. With Prime Day here, I find the Live View the most useful of the many deal sites on the Internet as it lets me see everything people are saying instead of having to click on individual threads to get the story. That said, it’s definitely a bit overwhelming at first and it can be hard to keep up. I keep an eye on it and use Ctrl + Click to open any thread that looks interesting in a new tab without taking my eye off of the Live View. It took a while to get used to it, but this is definitely my preferred way to view Slickdeals during hot times like this. If you haven’t yet signed up for a free Amazon Prime trial to take advantage of the Prime Day deals, see this post for a link to sign up for free. Also see this post for information on possibly getting a coupon if you have a move planned, permanent or temporary.