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Amazon: How to Track a Product to Get the Best Price

While I have most of the items I need for baby number two there are a few odds and ends that I need to buy again. On the list is a light weight stroller that will hold an infant car seat. I gave away the one we used for my son, because it was much too short for my 6’1” frame.

After being frugal to a fault and holding on to it for much longer than I should have I passed it on to a good friend of mine. When I gave that one away I knew if I ever got pregnant again that I would need to buy another one.

With a few months to spare before the arrival of our next child I drove to Babies-R-Us and tested out strollers. I wanted to find the tallest, most light-weight option and ultimately decided on the Graco Snugrider. I searched around for the best prices and found that the going rate was roughly $89.

I didn’t need this item right away, so I set up Amazon tracking via CamelCamelCamel. It’s extremely simple to use. Just create an account, copy the URL for a particular Amazon item and paste it in the CamelCamelCamel search box. Then set your desired price and click the Start Tracking button.

My favorite part about this website is the historical price chart it provides for each Amazon item.

Amazon Tracking

With a quick glance you can see the highs and lows over the course of one month or one year. This helps you gauge the current price and decide whether or not it’s a good deal to buy now or wait a little while.

I decided to wait awhile and received an alert on January 26th that the price had dropped to $63.99. That’s a huge difference from the $89 high: a $25.01 difference to be exact. The moment I received that alert I became an instant fan!

This won’t save you money if you need to purchase an item immediately, but if you have time to spare it’s definitely worth a try.

Oh and don’t forget to check out this Amazon Sales Estimator too.

Note: I did not receive any compensation for this post. I just think it’s a really great website and wanted to share!