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I downloaded barcode scanner is this shopsavvy?

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    I downloaded a barcode scanner & it only seems to read the android download barcodes & nothing else. When I point it at a barcode from the store, nothing happens. The app just keeps focusing & unfocusing w/ green dots appearing.

    I can't find a download for "shop savvy" for some reason. Do I have one of the same?
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    I used the ShopSavvy & I thought it searches for other stores that have the product scanned w/ the location & price of item.
    I scanned a common item I had at my house & it said no other areas had the product. Why's that? It was Heinz catchup.
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    I scanned a book just now with ShopSavvy and it gave me 19 places to get it. Try it on something like that.
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    Barcode scanner here as well, I was in best buy the other day and they had bar codes you can scan to get more info on products. Worked great. I have scanned many other bar codes and it found them on the internet just fine. Also the installing of apps is sweet.
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    A long time ago I was in Borders and was one of the first times I had access to WiFi. I scanned a book with Shopsavvy and it said no network access. I turned off WiFi and scanned again. This time I got several places with varying prices. I learned then that not all WiFi is created equal.

    ShopSavvy also works good if you photograph the cover of a book.
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    When i first DLed Barcode Scanner, I scanned everything in my pantry just to test. I learned the warehouse club sized coffee is expensive to buy online... so it definitely scans more than QR codes.
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    Saw a jawbone in the mall at Radio Shack, it was $89.oo, scanned it and found it online for $47.00 so yes it is useful.
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    I scanned a loaf of Wonder Bread at my grocery store & it said it was a back pack selling for $19 on Amazon.com. What kind of crapola is that. Time to uninstall shopsavvy.
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    I use barcode scanner not shopsavvy, and why would you scan Wonder bread? I use it for slightly larger ticket items than a loaf of bread.
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    I stopped using ShopSavvy because it was using the GPS at random times, for no reason, when I wasn't even running it.

    I do not like that.
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    My 1st time using it & wanted to send it through a "test drive". If it's called Shop"Savvy", it should give you good results regardless of what ticket item it is.
    I did staple items like Heinz Ketchup, got no results. It said there were no other place that carried it.
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    Like I said I don't use shopsavvy, I use barcode scanner, not the same app.

    Just for grins I scanned the Heinz Ketchup in my fridge and it worked. Try barcode scanner. Then again the top result was Amazon. I don't buy my ketchup online so that's why I would not scan a loaf of bread or ketchup. Now a jawbone online that's almost half the price of radio shack at the mall, that's worth scanning.
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    I wouldn't buy anything from Amazon. It's not worth it.
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    amazon has some good gold box deals from time to time.
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    I have both installed. ShopSavvy works better for scanning those square bar codes you see online, takes you right to the app in the market.

    Barcode Scanner seems to work better for finding products on the internet like that Jawbone device.

    My advice is try them both and see what works best for you. I have the both for differrent uses.
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