Cool use of Amazon Web Services: ScoutPal

Use ScoutPal with any web-enabled cell phone or wireless PDA and find out the Amazon Marketplace value of books, CD’s, DVD’s, Video Tapes, or any other Amazon Marketplace Merchandise, while you are out bookscouting.

How many times have you come back from bookscouting with essentially worthless books? How many times have you passed over a book, only to find out later, when you look it up again on Amazon, that it was valuable and in high demand?

Bookscouting with ScoutPal is like hunting with Radar

You can quickly comb through stacks of books, zero in on the gems, and find the treasure!

ScoutPal is simple and easy to use. Just enter the ISBNs or UPCs, and ScoutPal will “Fetch” the information you need, and quickly present it to you in a concise form. Results include a summary of market prices and quantities, sales rank, editions and availability, and used/new/collectible details. You can customize the content and format of your results, and switch formats at anytime. You can also be alerted if there are Buyers Waiting.

Jeff Bezos mentioned this company at Web 2.0 as an example of the kind of one-person innovative offering that Amazon Web Services unleash.