There’s no question that we all enjoy a good deal, and there’s no better days of the year for that than Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
It’s no secret that Amazon is the go-to place for online shopping this festive season, but knowing when prices drop on products you want is an entirely different matter. The good news is there are plenty of ways to track price drops and be in the know to find the best price.
Here are the best price trackers you can use for Amazon this Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Happy shopping!
If you’re a frequent Amazon shopper, CamelCamelCamel.com is a must-know site. While it isn’t much to look at, it’s a fantastic resource. The primary function of the site is to track price history for nearly any product.
It’s as simple as copying the page URL for the item in question and pasting into the search tool at the very top of the page. Hit the search button and watch the CamelCamelCamel magic.
You’ll see info about the product and a purchase button as well as a detailed price history going back months or even years.
The site defaults to showing you Amazon’s price history, but you can track third-party vendors by using the dropdown menu, and you can specify a price at which to get sent an email notifying you about a price drop. If you just click the “Drops to” box, you can even set a percentage by which you want the price to drop before you get notified.
You’re covered with email notifications that arrive almost immediately. Add in a browser extension for Chrome and Microsoft Edge and this may be your new favorite resource for Amazon shopping in the future.
Similar to other price-tracking sites, Keepa has carved out its own little niche. Copy-paste the Amazon URL for the product you want into Keepa’s search box, and within seconds you’ll find a detailed price history for the item from Amazon, new, used, and even on eBay!
Keepa works in nearly a dozen locations around the world, including the UK, Spain, Japan, France and Australia. As a bonus, Keepa highlights support for tracking lightning deals, which is very welcomed, given how quickly they sell out.
Available as a browser extension for Chrome, Edge and Firefox, Honey is a great tool that delivers price updates from Amazon, eBay, and over 10,000 other online stores.
Once it’s installed, you can either register with an email address or just click ‘I’ll sign up later’ at the bottom of the page (though if you want to use the droplist to track prices, you should register).
With the extension active, go to your item on Amazon, then click the square Honey icon at the right of the screen. It will tell you if the item is a good deal based on its price history, and here you can also click “See price history” to see the item on Honey. You can then click “Add to Droplist” to track that item.
The price tracking and history aren’t as detailed as other sites on this list, but what really separates Honey from the competition is coupons. The company prides itself on searching the Web for coupons or promotional codes. Another Honey’s attractive features is its ability to instantly apply coupons to any product if available.
No matter which method or website you choose, tracking Amazon pricing has never been easier. The small amount of time it takes to copy and paste a URL or download an app is likely to save you hundreds of dollars a year. If you are not a fan of Amazon, do check out these Amazon alternatives where you can find great deals, too.