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Rich price comparisons working again

We reported last week that some API problems had caused some of our price info providers to break, limiting our price comparison results almost entirely to Amazon and eBay. We don’t like that, our users don’t like that, and Google doesn’t like it either – in fact Google has stated in the past that a …

Limited results currently being displayed

We are currently transitioning some code to new APIs of certain product data providers we use. As a consequence our price comparison listings are not showing product prices from the usual range of retailers, but only from eBay and Amazon. We intend to remedy this as soon as possible as it is important for us …

Some issues with Amazon results and images

Just to let you know we seem to be having some issues displaying price comparison data from Amazon at the moment. We’ll try to get to the bottom of it, but hey, maybe some other retailers need too get a look in sometimes :). Also some users have reported images not being displayed in some …

Some eBay links not working

Just a quick note to apologise if the occasional eBay link doesn’t take you anywhere. We recently changed the way eBay links are redirected to their destination but we were unable to change them all sitewide with the result that there are going to be some old links around for a while that end up …

Expanding our database

It’s been a while since we made a significant effort to add more UPCs to our database – we have been fairly static around the 2 million mark for more than a year now. We were not actively pursuing the goal of ‘as many UPCs as possible’ because we were more interested in quality rather …

Fixed bug with $1 prices

If you browsed our site over the last month or so you might have come across some ‘bargains’ that were too good to be true! A Samsung S20 Ultra costing $1.00, that kind of thing! Well, unfortunately it was too good to be true. There was a regression in some recently rolled-out code. In programmer-speak …

Faster load times

Today we rolled out a much-needed update intended to incrementally speed up page load times. Users don’t want to wait too long to get the information they want, and Google likes faster pages as well. We implemented an update that was meant to parallelize some tasks when fetching or refreshing product info. This basically means …