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I'm thinking of a button that says: "Check this out!" so I can let my wife, my parents, or friends know of a cool set (in the hopes they buy it for me).
This would probably require a) a bit of discussion about the best and most useful way to do things and b) a bit of work from forum posters when they post a relevant thread.
I'm thinking that when you're browsing a set that it would be very useful to see current and historical pricing information ie. "Was on special offer at tesco for £4.75", "freely available at Argos for £18" (effectively using the data in the shopping threads in the forum to extend the amazon functionality to other vendors). User addable fields for price, vendor and a forum URL might be a simple start.
I suppose this is a sort of cross reference into the forum posts which are organised by vendor to be useful for actual quick buying.
I'm definitely not sure of the best way to do it, or whether it's even possible, but I wonder, first, if anyone else even thinks that it would be useful?
Also "was available" often clouds judgement. You have to assess whether something is a good deal now, not when there was a pricing error or excellent deal that will never be repeated.
Any info would have to be manually posted by users, so maybe people should just delay.
You could make the same argument on "was available" on the amazon price histories. I'd say it's all part of the rich information you might want to look at when buying. And that was why I thought that all info should have a link to the relevant forum post so that you can see the context.
Maybe it would be possible to encourage a certain pricing posting format in the forums, which allows for a useful searches starting from sets later, as a starting point, only adding those searches to the main site at a later stage.