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Suggestions for smartphone deal alert

ratibars 159 83 September 25, 2015 at 11:01 AM
Can someone suggest how to set up a deal alert for smartphones alone? Currently I have set it up as phone|smartphone but I get too many false alerts because accessories such as cases, headsets etc also trigger that alert just because the word phone or smartphone is in the post. I want alerts only when a complete phone deal appears. Please help.

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Can someone suggest how to set up a deal alert for smartphones alone? Currently I have set it up as phone|smartphone but I get too many false alerts because accessories such as cases, headsets etc also trigger that alert just because the word phone or smartphone is in the post. I want alerts only when a complete phone deal appears. Please help.
Unfortunately a lot of the time OPs do not actually say 'phone' or 'smartphone' but just brand and model like LG G3 or iPhone 6 etc, so it can be tough.

If there are certain brands you're wanting to see, maybe try this: Set a category deal alert for the Phone category. (not the smartphone one, as users often forget to use that tag). Not all users actually use Phone category even when it is a phone either, so you will miss some.

Then add the brands you want in your keywords, such as: Samsung|LG|Nokia|Lumia and so on, then exclude the cases and such like so:
-(case|cases|headset|headsets|headphone|headphones)

So the deal alert would be:
Category: Phones
Keywords:
Samsung|LG|Nokia|Lumia|Moto|whatever -(case|cases|headset|headsets|headphone|headphones)

It won't be perfect and may miss some, but it will help cut down on some of the extra stuff.
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Quote from widgit View Post :
Unfortunately a lot of the time OPs do not actually say 'phone' or 'smartphone' but just brand and model like LG G3 or iPhone 6 etc, so it can be tough.

If there are certain brands you're wanting to see, maybe try this: Set a category deal alert for the Phone category. (not the smartphone one, as users often forget to use that tag). Not all users actually use Phone category even when it is a phone either, so you will miss some.

Then add the brands you want in your keywords, such as: Samsung|LG|Nokia|Lumia and so on, then exclude the cases and such like so:
-(case|cases|headset|headsets|headphone|headphones)

So the deal alert would be:
Category: Phones
Keywords:
Samsung|LG|Nokia|Lumia|Moto|whatever -(case|cases|headset|headsets|headphone|headphones)

It won't be perfect and may miss some, but it will help cut down on some of the extra stuff.
Thanks so much.
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