I was in the market for a new cable modem. I did some research and found the one I wanted on Amazon. I put it in my shopping cart, but got distracted and didn’t order right away. When I got around to it later in the evening, I found the price had jumped from $82 to $88! That’s over a 7 percent jump and I really felt stupid for not ordering initially.
I figured there had to be some automated way to track Amazon prices and I stumbled onto CamelCamelCamel.com. I pasted the URL of the Amazon product page into CCC and saw this nice graph. Wow! I couldn’t believe how often and how much the price changed. I input a desired price of $82 and after about a week got a price-drop email. I quickly got onto Amazon and was able to buy the darn thing for $79!
I’m amazed that the site can track the prices of so many items. I tried to stump it and see if I could find something that didn’t have a price history, but couldn’t find one in my few attempts. I’m sure they can’t track everything.
Well, the service is free and seems to work quite well. I highly recommend it!