It’s the shopping season, and we’re all looking to get the best prices. I have been an amazon.com customer for a long time. I even bought my sewing machine on Amazon when there was no sales tax. I like putting items in the cart and saving them for later. I hate it when I put something in the cart, and the next day the price has gone up! I was considering buying a dress form, put it in the cart at $69.99, then saw it rise to $74, $76, and $78. I wondered if there’s a way to stay ahead of the price fluctuations and get a good deal, especially since Amazon no longer has price protection.
I discovered the answer is a site called camel camel camel where you can track the price history of an item, and even set a desired price, and have an email alert sent when it reaches your price.
I saw the graph for my dress form. Over a five month period, the price had ranged from a high of $99 to a low of $60, a $39 spread.
Do I really need it? Where am I going to put it? I won’t get it. But wait, the price dropped. The next day the price dropped again. Maybe I should buy it.
I bought it for $64.