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Wishpot Offers One Wish List to Cover Them All [Gift Ideas]

If you’re lucky, your friends and relatives know how to find your Amazon.com wish list. If you’re the one who has to direct them to it, consider giving universal wish list webapp Wishpot a try.

We put Wishpot in that spot because with Amazon’s Universal Wish List bookmarklet, it's hard not to consider the web's super store as a primary place for all your material wants. But Wishpot has a lot to recommend it, too—including Facebook Connect for those not wanting another log-in/password to track and, um, Amazon.com wish list importing. Be warned, though, that the Amazon.com import brings in everything on your public list, including items already bought for you that you might not see at Amazon, but haven't technically been "removed" from the list.

What really sells Wishpot is its similar “Add to Wishpot” bookmarklet and browser add-ons, its SMS functionality, and, most of all, its ability to alert you whenever there’s a price drop on any of your wish list items at a long list of merchants that Wishpot monitors. That way, if you’ve got a someday/maybe item on your list that’s just too pricey right now, but you see it suddenly drop 20 percent, you can choose to fulfill your own wish.

Wishpot is free to use, requires a sign-up or Facebook Connect access to save and share lists.






TicketFlow Scours Ticket Sites to Bring You Deals [Tickets]

Why leave price aggregation to the airline travel sites? TicketFlow aggregates concert data from thousands of venues making it a snap to find performances in your locale and price range.

Plug a band or artist name in and Ticketflow will pull from hundreds of ticket vendors to bring you all the available tickets. You can narrow the results with parameters like price, date, time of day, and location. Once you’ve settled on a venue, you can compare the seats available, right down to the section, row, and how many tickets are available.

For more concert-searching goodness, check out previously mentioned Livekick. If you’d love to see some set lists and memorabilia from past concerts you’ve been to, check out another cool concert tool we’ve covered called SongKick. Have a great concert resource? Let’s hear about it in the comments.





Windows 7 Will Cost Less than Vista [Windows]

If you’re looking to buy a new Windows system starting today or plan to upgrade immediately, you’re in luck: Windows 7 will be a free upgrade for new Vista buyers, and upgrades are going for half-price.

Microsoft announced today the basic structures for Windows 7 pricing, and the big headline is that Windows 7 will be, at every level, the same price or cheaper than Windows Vista. Starting today, Vista Home Premium buyers (both pre-installed and retail) get a free upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium when it lands on Oct. 22, Vista Business owners can upgrade to Windows 7 Professional, and Ultimate users get Windows 7 Ultimate.

Those with Windows XP or Vista already installed can start pre-ordering Windows 7 upgrade discs, costing $50 for Home Premium and $100 for Professional. Those deals are for a “limited time,” with no specifics given, from Microsoft directly and most computer retailers, and Ultimate may or may not see an upgrade pre-order deal.

Hit the links below for a seriously thorough and slightly compacted read, respectively, on Windows 7 pricing at every level, and tell us what you think of 7’s pricing strategy in the comments.





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