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How To Track Prices on Amazon

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It's tough to find good deals online, because any savvy Web retailer will tell that you're getting a bargain whether it's true or not. It sometimes seems like every product sold online is marked down by $50. I just learned about a tool that helps you sort through that and determine which deals are really deals on Amazon.com. It's called CamelCamelCamel.com, and it allows you to track how the price of the product you want has changed over time.

Take the Kodak Zi6 video camera. It's currently $135.74 on Amazon, marked down from $179.99. In reality, it hasn't been $179.99 in a long time. On CamelCamelCamel, I learned that its average price is $135.14, but it has cost as little as $129.99 during the last two weeks. And I can set up an email alert, so I'll be notified whenever it falls below $120.

UPDATE: I just found out there are other camel sites for other web retailers, including camelegg for NewEgg, camelbuy for Best Buy, camelstock, for Overstock, and camelcamper, for Backcountry.

Have you tried it? Do you like it? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Last updated: May 12, 2009




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