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    Default PriceSpy website problems

    Ever since PriceSpy upgraded (sic) its site a year or so ago, I've had major problems using it: slow to load, takes forever to act on filter choices and Apply Filters, keeps insisting no filters have been selected, and after a short while the whole screen freezes. I'm using a 2.0Ghz laptop with 2G RAM, connected via TelstraClear cable broadband, and don't have any such problem with any other website I can think of.

    Is it just me, or have others had similar difficulties? As things are, I can't complete the searches on PriceSpy that I want to.

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    Default Re: PriceSpy website problems

    I have never had trouble.

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    Default Re: PriceSpy website problems

    I gave up on it not long after the change, mostly the businesses didn't have stock. I went back to Ascent and Computer lounge, occasionally Playtech and PB tech
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    Default Re: PriceSpy website problems

    I've once seen it screw up the data, but otherwise find it, and the filters ok.

    On the other hand, the Ascent site can struggle on a bunch of filters.

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    Default Re: PriceSpy website problems

    I still use it but yes it can be annoying.

    You need a fast computer and good browser to use it, it's heavy on Javascript I think which makes it very bad on older browsers like IE6

    Either way, there are some alternatives:

    http://gearbot.co.nz/
    http://howmuchisit.co.nz/
    http://m.pricespy.co.nz/ (mobile version)
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    Default Re: PriceSpy website problems

    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    I gave up on it not long after the change, mostly the businesses didn't have stock. I went back to Ascent and Computer lounge, occasionally Playtech and PB tech
    I actually find the new website really good. Not the most pretty website, but it is pretty powerful. I saved heaps building my last PC on it. They also have pricing for other electrical items now

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    Default Re: PriceSpy website problems

    The filters are useful but everything else pretty badly done
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    Default Re: PriceSpy website problems

    As agent_24 said, there are alternatives, I like howmuchisit, you can just go to hmii.co.nz

    Also know the guy that did the bulk of the developing for it from another forum, good guy :-)

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    Default Re: PriceSpy website problems

    Thanks everyone for your advice - I'll try the alternative sites you suggested.

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