Sometimes getting the best Amazon deals can be a gambling game of guess and check. The product you've had your eye on is 40 percent off the original price. Do you snag it now or check back later to see if the price drops even more?
Instead of checking Amazon.com every day, waiting for a price change, you can let a site like Keepa.com do the work for you. It literally keeps an eye on deals and sends you an alert when products you want are reduced to your price range.
With the exception of eBooks and products with strict marketing regulations, Keepa records the price history of everything on Amazon.com. Product prices are updated several times a day but if you choose to track a product then it's updated every hour. If you import your Wishlist from Amazon.com then it will keep track of the items you've already shown interest in.
There are a few different ways to use the service. The "Deals" tab shows you a list of current discounts, starting with the largest percent off and then steadily decreasing. Click an item, and then click "Show on Amazon" to be taken to the Amazon page to buy that item.
Use the "Search" tab to find a specific product. Select the item from the search results to view its price history. From there, you can choose to get price alerts via emails, Facebook notifications or public tweets on Twitter.
Click on the "Apps" tab and you'll see the web browsers that support the extension. With this add-on, the price history is included when you look at products on the Amazon site. Watch the video below to see how the extension works.
You can also communicate with a Keepa chatbot through the Facebook Messenger app. Just add @KeepaTracker to your Messenger contacts. It works similarly to the "Search" tab; you message the bot what you're looking for and the search results are messaged back to you. Look at the results' price history and set up alerts through the app if you're interested.
The service is completely free and you don't have to create an account to use it. But if you do create one then you can manage your alert settings and which products you're tracking. Click the blue button below to try it now!
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