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As someone who has been on the hunt for an obscure product for some time now I know the power that Amazon Watcher can wield.

My 8 month old daughter has been eating an Israeli cereal by a brand called Taami. I was always able to buy it in the store around my neighborhood in good old Brooklyn, New York. But one day it wasn’t available anymore.

They stopped producing it and I went to Amazon. I was able to buy a few cases that lasted me until a month ago.

Now it really isn’t available anywhere and everyone has been waiting patiently for it to come back in stock. I have called distributors, importers and the company’s CEO! Nothing but nothing…

So here is where Amazon Watcher makes my life a little more sane. I no longer have to keep pestering all these people trying to find out when I can get my daughter’s favorite food again. This little application monitors my product on Amazon via its ASIN number. Every product on Amazon has this ASIN or if it is a book it has an ISBN number.

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I pop this little number into Amazon Watcher, give it my user name and password for Amazon, tell it the conditions….in this case it is, when it is in stock,buy it! Send me an email, open the page on my screen and automagically buy me 25 cases.

This application can also monitor for price drops on any product on Amazon and either buy it or alert you to its new low price. For Amazon Watcher to buy for you, you need to have purchasing options set up in your Amazon preferences.

Awesome program! I highly recommend it and if any of you have a hot lead on where I can get some of this Taami Baby Oats cereal – let me know! You will have a new best friend for life :)

The author of the program has another great use for his Amazon Watcher. Check it out in their own words:

Tired of missing hot deals on Amazon.com as they are gone within minutes? AmazonWatcher is a software tool that allows you to monitor the availability and price change on hot items and helps you catch them before they’re gone.

Do you know Amazon has a 30 day price guarantee policy? If the price of the product you bought from Amazon.com dropped within 30 days after your purchase, you can get the price difference back! AmazonWatcher is just the right tool to help you catch the price drop and save you money.

  • Supports all 6 Amazon international stores
  • Sends alert email when price dropped or item in stock
  • Able to retrieve price even if the price is shown as “too low to display”
  • Can place order automatically if you choose to
  • No spyware, adware or any kind of malware
  • Works on Windows and Mac OS X

Yes you read that correctly. You can actually use this program to monitor a product you just bought to see if the price drops within 30 days of purchase. If it does you can get an email and a refund from Amazon! MakeUseOf.com brings the savings right back to you!

  1. Andy
    March 11, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Actually, I have a better method. Just add the item into your shopping cart and don't check out, then everytime it change the price, you can know that in your shopping cart. This method never expire!

    For amazon deals, you can use this tool: http://www.tophotdeal.com (amazon discount finder)

  2. Mike
    August 30, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    This tool is no longer supported.

    "Due to conflict with Amazon's terms of usage, AmazonWatcher software has been taken off-line indefinitely. "

  3. christa
    August 6, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Here's where you can get that cereal:

    aviglatt.com/Catalog_317.html
    chulon.com/item154585.ctlg

    So, when are we going to hang out, best friend? Holla!

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