How to Track Good Deals on Amazon

Camelcamelcamel is the website I use to see what’s truly a good deal on Amazon.  Just because there is a price cut on some product does that actually mean anything? Well if the price is discounted 50% but is still at its typical price that just shows the discount is meaningless.

How can you see if the price discount is truly a good price though? Camelcamelcamel is your answer.  It’s a plug in you put in your browser and anytime you’re shopping products and price you bring it up and it will tell you the price history.

Here’s an example:

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You see that Stanley Air Compressor. Says its list price is $99.99 but “with deal” it’s now $59.99.  Okay, is that truly a ‘deal” though?

Bring up camelcamelcamel and you can see the price history from Amazon going back years.  Price point today is by far and away the lowest it’s been since August 2011.  So, if this is something you’re in the market for, it’s truly a good deal.

But many, many times I see stuff as a “deal” on Amazon that when I bring up CamelCamelCamel it turns out not to be a deal, i.e., the price point is around where its historical price is. Nothing special there.

So, this website keeps the seller honest, at least for those consumers who are truly looking for good deals. Best of all, it’s free.

 

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