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Letting the kids do their own shopping via an iPhone app

We’re taking a new approach to Christmas shopping this year.

No, we’re not just being huge nerds who use the iPhone for everything. There is a method to the madness this time.

This app, called “Red Laser,” scans barcodes, then stores the items’ names and prices on your phone.

This is useful for a few reasons:

1) It keeps track of the best prices (online) for the items you scan.

2) It creates a working wish list on your phone.

3) When you empower the kids to do the scanning, as we did, it creates a sort of accountability/buy-in to the wish list.

It seems like a great idea now. Let’s see how it holds up when the kids change their minds the first of several hundred times between now and December 25.

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  1. October 21, 2010 at 9:14 pm

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