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Nowinstock.net Compliment - Handy site if you are looking for hard to find items

Review by Ben There on 2012-01-01
I just wanted to share a site I stumbled upon when searching for hard to find toys and gifts for my nieces and nephews this past Christmas.

Nowinstock.net is a website that pings the major online retailers for popular items. I was in search for a particular toy for my niece that everyone seemed to be sold out of, so I signed up for their free email and text alerts (you can chose just text or emails if you want, but I did both).

Sure enough, within a day I got an email saying Amazon had the product in stock, and I was able to order it. Within 10 minutes they were out of again, so if I had not acted then I would have missed getting the toy and possibly lost status as best uncle.

You can take your name off the emails and text whenever you want, but out of curiosity I chose to keep receiving them for a little longer because I found it cool to watch how quickly some of these things would sell out of stock. I also like how they show the time and date that each company last had the product in stock.
Comments:6 Replies - Latest reply on 2013-07-06
Posted by Anonymous on 2012-01-01:
Good review, Ben. I will have to check this site out. My mom always seems to want hard to find items so this might help me when shopping for future presents for her.
Posted by trmn8r on 2012-01-01:
Interesting idea. With all the complaints about websites cancelling orders it makes me wonder how accurate it is for more popular items. Nice tip.
Posted by Cwazychicken on 2012-01-02:
Just curious, how fast was the delivery? did you get the items you were looking for quickly? Reason i ask is if you did, then i would check out this site! If you are still waiting for it, then i hope it doesnt cancel on you as some people have had problems with orders being actually backordered when a site said available..
Posted by Alain on 2012-01-02:
Very helpful to know about this Ben! Thanks for passing it on!
Posted by Ben There on 2012-01-02:
Cwazychicken - everything was actually in stock, and arrived on time.

The only problem I had with items being out of stock over the holidays was at walmart.com saying things were available in my local store when they were not, but that was before I found out about this site.
Posted by ML on 2013-07-06:
found another site doing similar called zoolert.com

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