New Cell Phone Application Launching Saturday Could Hurt Brick And Mortar Stores

12.09.11 | Sarah Harnisch

   There's a new cell phone application available from Amazon that's angering brick and mortar retailers.  The Price check app which will begin operating Saturday, and it allows shoppers to price check practically anything in a store by scanning the bar code from their iphone or android device sending the price to Amazon.  Amazon will then offer a five-dollar discount on any item sold by the site.  The American Retail Industry Leaders' Association says it's hurting local businesses-- that, coupled with the fact that there's no online sales tax.