How to Get the Best Deals at Amazon? Use the Amazon Price Tracker!

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.

With the click of a button, the Amazon Price Tracker, 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?

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  1. caroline says:

    oh. my. wow. (to quote you…) What a great tool!

    I also recommend and when you are looking to hit $25 so you can get free shipping.

  2. I LOVE the Tracktor’s pretty little Safari extension – shows me a graph with prices automatically on every Amazon page!

  3. You can try They track prices and give you a nice menu to browse from so you can find the deals in a given category.

  4. While I like camelcamelcamel, I’m starting to love they seem to have less data than Camel right now but I prefer the cleaner design.

    • Mara Strom says:

      I’ll have to check that out, Donna. I like the plug-ins for Firefox and Chrome that I have with Camel – and the ability to set a price alert!

      • If you like what you have with camel, you will love pricezombie. I gave up on camel after they quit listing newegg. pricezombie has browser extensions and price alerts just like camel, but they support a ton of stores besides amazon. That means you will know when a price really is good, and not if it is good based on only amazon pricing.

  5. Andrew Liva says:

    I was using before I found What I like in pricedas is that it checks prices very frequently (every hour I think).

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