The Greatest Resources for Online Pricing History Research.

The Greatest Resources for Online Pricing History Research.You're in the right place if you've ever felt like you were taken advantage of by paying too much for something that was marketed as a "great deal.". Prime Day and Black Friday are ...

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The Greatest Resources for Online Pricing History Research.

The Greatest Resources for Online Pricing History Research.

You're in the right place if you've ever felt like you were taken advantage of by paying too much for something that was marketed as a "great deal.". Prime Day and Black Friday are notoriously intense online shopping days that can easily lead to overspending, as retailers have a history of quietly raising prices prior to big "sales" or tricking customers into spending more money than they meant to. However, there are concrete actions we can do to get ready for big sales like Black Friday, which is coming up soon.

How to track prices and view price history.

Determining the optimal time to purchase something necessitates maintaining a close eye on constantly fluctuating internet costs and having some understanding of past price fluctuations. Thankfully, there's no need for you to do it all by yourself: these are the top resources for tracking prices and looking up past prices to make sure you're getting the best deal around.

Melt, melt, melt.

One of the best ways to monitor Amazon product prices is to use CamelCamelCamel. To utilize the site's features without ever leaving Amazon, you can either install the browser extension (available for Chrome and Firefox) or simply copy and paste an Amazon link or product name into the website's search bar. This CamelCamelCamel chart illustrates price fluctuations from third-party Amazon sellers who list both new and used items, as well as price changes made directly through Amazon.

If you create a free account, you can configure alerts to receive emails from the website informing you when an item's price falls below a specific threshold, if it can be purchased used for a specific amount, or if it's at an all-time low and now is a good time to buy. It is even possible to map out the ideal time to strike by viewing past historical highs and lows.

Another fantastic browser extension that works with Amazon products is Keepa, which displays the price history right on the Amazon website.

Love, honey.

With its automated coupon and price-tracking alerts, Honey is more than just a price-checking tool. Not just Amazon, but a wide range of retailers' prices are compared by the Honey browser extension. If you're willing to wait for a deal, you can set up a Droplist that will alert you when the prices of any items on your list decrease. You can benefit from creating a Droplist in the following ways:.

The first benefit is that it will keep the things you want to monitor accessible and organized. Secondly, it will monitor those products' prices and notify you when any major retailer offers a sale on them. Before the sale, you can check the prices to see if they are really a good deal or just a ploy by the retailers to con you. You can even compare them to other big-box stores to find out who is offering the best value. Here is where you can set up your droplist.

Additionally, while you're shopping on a retailer's website, the Honey extension locates promo codes and automatically applies them at checkout. Additionally, users who make online purchases at more than 4,500 stores can earn Honey Gold, which is a percentage back. Gift cards to retailers like Amazon, Groupon, Macy's, and others can be exchanged for gold.

You can use Honey with Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, and Opera.


In addition to providing you with the most recent discounts, coupons, and other offers from around the internet, SlickDeals' web-based price tracker is a great way to keep an eye on the prices of almost any product on Amazon and a variety of other well-known retailers, including Newegg, Gamestop, Chewy, Home Depot, and many more.

Only a few well-known products' "deal histories" are displayed under the "price intelligence" section of the service; unlike some of the others in the roundup, it does not provide you with a comprehensive price-history tool. But from the moment you create an alert, it will monitor the item's price and notify you through email if the price falls below a predetermined threshold. Aside from that, you can always go back to the price tracker, log into your account, and view all of the items you've tracked on a single screen.

Capital One Purchasing.

While you shop on Amazon, Capital One Shopping—formerly known as Wikibuy—comparisons prices from other sellers. In addition to providing a summary of pricing history, an estimated delivery time, and the total price—tax and shipping included—the browser extension will alert you if a product you are interested in is cheaper elsewhere. It will also add any coupons that you are able to use. Capital One Shopping will alert you when the price of a product you've viewed decreases. Shoppers can receive credits for their purchases at select websites that Capital One Shopping has partnered with, such as Walmart and eBay. Gift cards or purchases made on the Capital One Shopping website can be made with that credit.

You can use the iOS app to scan barcodes and search products to compare prices from your phone, and the extension is compatible with Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari.


CheapShark infiltrated the nominations as a fantastic choice for gamers wishing to economize on video games, despite the majority of the other nominees concentrating on items like electronics, clothing, home goods, and appliances. All of the best locations to find game discounts are combined into one location with CheapShark, which also offers a searchable directory and a database of the most recent prices from a variety of websites, including Steam, GoG, Green Man Gaming, GameStop, Amazon, and more. It's obviously only applicable to video games, but you can search for a game's name to find out not only how much it will cost to buy, but also whether you can buy it at all and which retailer carries it. You can even narrow your search by games that are currently discounted at the stores you've chosen, if you'd like.

When you look for a certain game on CheapShark, you can see the lowest price that it has ever been, when it was last at that price, and if you want to get notified when the price drops again, you can choose to purchase it from the retailer of your choice or not.


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