<firstimage=”//static.makeuseof.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/amazonbox.jpg” />Everybody loves a good deal. When shopping at websites like Amazon, you simply expect competitive prices, but how do you know if you’re scoring an item for a bargain price or actually overpaying?
Enter the world of Amazon price watching and tracking. The prices of a lot of the products available at Amazon do tend to fluctuate over time. They’ll go up and down constantly, and that’s where these websites can come in handy to keep tabs on all the price changes.
Never overpay again! Shop smarter and save some dough on the way by knowing exactly when it’s the right time to buy and when you should probably wait.
Here are the 3 best Amazon price watch trackers for the bargain hunter.
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The useful AmazonPriceTracker is one of the best tools on the Web to track any Amazon product. Start out by simply typing in the item’s URL, ASIN (Amazon Standard Identification Number), or just any keywords into the text entry box right on the homepage to find the product.
Once on the product’s page, basic details such as the category it’s listed in, its sales rank, and customer review rating are displayed, but what we’re really interested in is the item’s price history information. Right off the bat, the site provides the product’s current, lowest, highest, and average prices. Just below that is a helpful chart tracking the Amazon price with specific dates.
Be sure to also take advantage of the website’s price drop alert feature, which will send you an email when the price of the item drops to or below how much you’d like to spend on it. Just type in your email address, your target price, and hit the Submit button.
Another great site to check out is camelcamelcamel. Again, just enter in the Amazon URL, ASIN, or keywords to locate the product. Displayed on each item’s page is a comprehensive price history chart, tracking not only Amazon’s price, but also third party new and used prices. You can even specify the chart to display only a range of one, three, six months, or a year.
For a more detailed analysis, click on one of the tabs for everything you need to know about the product’s price changes.
The website is also chock full of a lot of useful features. As well as providing price watch and availability alerts to your email address, you can also get alerts sent to your Twitter account. Just hit the Create a price watch for this product button to type in your desired price and submit your information.
Its Firefox and Google Chrome extensions also put a Track Product button right on the pages of retailers for easy access to camelcamelcamel’s price history charts. You can read up on The Camelizer in the 3 Google Chrome Extensions to Save $$ When Shopping Online.
If you’re looking for a more simple alternative, turn to The Tracktor. The site takes a dead-easy approach to it from the get-go.
Once you’ve found the product’s page, just basic information about the item is displayed, along with a chart tracking new and used prices. There is a price drop email alert feature available, but you must first create an account to use it.
If you’re looking for more ways to get a good deal, check out these price comparison apps that you can take with you on the go.
Have any of these websites helped you out when shopping at Amazon? Do you know of any others? Let us know in the comments.
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