On your PDA, tap Start > Programs
> MediaScouter. The Detail screen will appear.
The Detail screen will give you a lot of information
from Amazon including the low prices for Used, New and Collectible, how many of
the items are currently on the market and the rank of the item. (The lower the number,
the faster the item will sell!)
More screen shots
will give a detailed explanation of all the components of the Detail screen or refer
to the MediaScouter 2.0 User Guide which you can find on the MediaScouter website
under the Version 2 link.
The Summ screen is a much simpler version to the main
Detail screen. It tells you the basic information: lowest Used and New price, #
of books, and the book's rank.
In the Search screen, you'll be able to search for
any book titles you want to confirm the authenticity or to see if there are any
duplicates or similar books.
Set Criteria Screen
Tap on Menu > Criteria
to get to the Set Criteria screen. From here you can
switch to one of two other customizable Criteria settings in both
Simple or Advanced criteria or you can stick
with the Default Criteria.
From the Set Criteria screen if your radio button is
in Simple Criteria and you put your radio button in
1 or 2 and tap on Set, you will get to this criteria screen.
In this area, you can set the criteria to get a buy or reject based on the dollar
amount input. This screen is sorted by rank range. When setting your criteria, you
should enter the lowest amount of profit that you would like to make on a particular
item in that rank. You may choose a different profit margin for each rank range
if you would like. The profit is calculated by the low price minus 15% commission
and minus deduct price (if you set one, details on setting deduct are in the Profits
section in the User Guide on the MediaScouter website under the Version 2 link.).
Scouting Mode Screens
To put your device into Scout Mode go to
Options screen under Menu and un-check the
Display Pricing Info/Profits Menu. Scouting mode
is useful for when you have a helper scout. By putting your PDA into Scout mode
you could send someone out to scout for you without this scout being able to see
how much money you are making!
This is what the Detail screen looks like in Scouting Mode.
No pricing info, just Buy, New or Reject.