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Mobile apps for Black Friday shopping

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Black Friday shopping is a challenging adventure and an adrenaline rush to the most experienced shoppers. This year there are several free apps for your smartphone to make the day a little easier.

With retail stores releasing their Black Friday deals earlier and earlier each year, it's important to stay refreshed on the competition.

If you've got your highlighted sales papers, tank full of gas and good night's sleep, make sure you download one of these free apps to your phone to help you out.

Amazon.com offers a free smartphone app called Amazon's Price Check App. It compares the price of large name brand store products to Amazon's price by scanning their barcodes on your phone to ensure you're getting to best deal before you make that purchase. You can also say the name of the item you're looking for and it will pull of the price of it on amazon.com.

Another option is the Red Laser App which helps you compare prices from your local stores. Instead of driving all over town on Black Friday, scan the item you desire and let the app compare the price of all nearby retailers.

Google Shopper is another free smartphone application that online bloggers say is "probably the best." This app can search hundreds of retailers and compare the prices of the item you want based on the cost of shipping, so if you're looking for an overall deal this is the app for you. It has lots of information, for be warned, it may not be the best app to use in a hurry.

If you don't need to buy on Black Friday, then the Decide Mobile App may be the one for you. This app tracks the fluctuating prices of popular items over time to let you if Black Friday is the best time to buy, or if you'd get a better deal if you waited.

This app does have a few limitations in the free version, but is still a very good resource.

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