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DealTime.com Launches Localized Service in Germany

Online comparison shopping service DealTime.com launched a new site offering German shoppers access to deals offered by local merchants on the Web in Germany, including shopping catalogs, which are popular with shoppers there.

The site lets German users search the Web to find the products they want at the prices they are willing to pay in Deutsche marks. The launch in Germany follows the opening of a UK site.

German merchant categories include computers, flowers and gifts, appliances, software, home and garden, electronics, and office supplies, with additional categories scheduled.

"By localizing our service in Germany and other international markets, DealTime users can search local merchants, get the best deals on a variety of products, and pay merchants in local currency," said Dan Ciporin, president and chief executive officer of DealTime.com. "In addition, German consumers can avoid the international shipping rates, custom duties/taxes and foreign exchange fluctuations normally associated with shopping on Web sites that mirror their offerings internationally."

The flagship DealTime site allows consumers to compare models, brands, merchant types and prices from merchants across the Web, as well as off-line sellers. DealAgent, DealTime's dynamic pricing engine, aids merchants and manufacturers by providing aggregated indication-of-interest data about consumer buying activity through DealTime.