November 16, 2007

My Grocery Price Book

Posted in Uncategorized tagged at 2:43 pm by snowflakesaver

With all of the recent posts on the personal finance blogs about price books, I thought I would go ahead and make one. It has been an enjoyable process that fits neatly within my mild OCD tendancies and my new bargain research hobby. I decided that the best place to store the price book was here on the blog in a continually updated post. I started out with Google Spreadsheets, then moved to Google Notebooks, to Google Docs, and finally just went back to hand coding the HTML lists in Ultra Edit Studio (personal favorite text editor for MS Windows) and then pasting the final HTML here. This allows me to clean up the list and keep it slimmed down.

This price book only contains information from a few recent receipts that I found on the top of my stack of “to scan” papers. I will be adding many more as find more and do the weekly shopping. The next big step will be to reorder the categories so the more common items will be at the top.

This current theme and basic layout of the price book list has been chosen to be easily viewable on the iPhone and to transfer quickly over the AT&T cellular network which is really slow in some areas.

If anyone has any suggestions for improving the data or formatting, please let me know.

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