If you’ve been reading KOAB for a while, you know that I love Amazon deals.
Amazon’s got great prices. And they are delivered right to your door. In two days. For free.
With the price of gas these days, alone, that’s a pretty awesome deal.
But you regular KOAB readers also know that many of my Amazon posts contain a little disclaimer that goes something like, “Amazon prices can change on a dime, so double-check the price before you pull the trigger”.
With all that pricing volatility and — let’s call a spade a spade — Amazon’s notoriously inflated “original” prices, it’s worth asking: How do you know you’re getting the best deal on Amazon?
Well, first of all, if you found it on KOAB, you should know that I really do my best to vet every single deal – and especially the Amazon deals. If I think you could do a bit better stacking a manufacturer coupon with a store sale, I tell you that.
Beyond your implicit trust in my integrity (;-)), I’m psyched to share with you another way to confirm whether the latest hot Amazon deal is really a rock-bottom price. Or just a hyped up frugal blogger’s post.
Thanks so much to KOAB reader, Becky, for first introducing me to the Camel Amazon Price Tracker. In the click of a button, Camel Camel Camel tells you the historic high – and low – price for any item sold on Amazon. It even differentiates between Amazon pricing and third-party pricing, hosted on Amazon.
If you use Firefox like I do, you can download the price tracker to your toolbar. A little black camel will show up in the lower right corner of your window. Open up any Amazon page, click on that tiny little camel and watch as a bar graph opens up with historic pricing information.
I love, love, love Camel! And I bet you will, too!
Have you used Camel or another price tracker to help you get the best deals online? Any other suggestions?