The Prime Days are over and you may be a little saturated with the topic of purchases, but it is now when knowledge has the most value how to track the best Amazon discounts… of the products that interest you. And is that if you can wait to buy something, isn’t it worth it when you save a bit? Well that.
As you will know if you are a regular reader, at MC we already echo the best offers from sites like Amazon or PcComponentes on their big days, but also weekly in our Red Friday section. Stop by it from time to time, because what we collect there is a selection with the best offers of the week. The same thing happens with Prime Days or PcDays: we only share the most outstanding discounts.
However, at MC we talk about technology and, consequently, the products that we include in these types of articles are what they are. For this reason and because your interest may revolve around very specific products, it is worth trying to get the best discounts on your own, tracking price variations on the items that really interest you. For this, there is no better tool than…
It could have a shorter name, but it is the least important of camelcamelcamela veteran Amazon price comparison service that, when used well, can help you save on specific products… and not fall for cheating discounts, which also exist, especially with campaigns such as Prime Days, Black Friday, etc.
Camelcamelcamel: price history
The first interesting functionality of Camelcamelcamel and its leitmotiv of origin is precisely the price history, with which to observe all the price variations that a product has had since it arrived at Amazon or since it began to be tracked, something that does not always coincide. It will always depend on the product itself. Simply enter the website and enter the name or URL of the product in question in the search engine.
Let’s take a product as an example to see what Camelcamelcamel has to offer.
Continuing with the price history, it is a very interesting function, since Amazon only provides this information a month in advance, so there are sellers who raise the price carefully, so that when the sales period arrives, it seems that they are offering a good discount. This function also serves to get an idea of the evolution of the price of a product and assess whether it is worth something to wait for it to drop or how much it could do.
This function allows you, in addition to consulting the price history of a product, to do so whether it is a product sold by Amazon, sold by a third party, or a second-hand product. It is information that may not interest you, but it serves to complement the previous one (and if you are not interested, you can remove it from view by unchecking the corresponding option).
As you can see in the example that we have taken, the day the product was added, the Logitech mouse, its price was 94.97 euros on Amazon and although it was around five euros cheaper from January to April, its lowest historical price was 80 euros in August 2020. Its most expensive price, on the contrary, was 131 euros in December 2020. And yes, you can get cheaper second-hand, although between the offer per item brand new third party has never been as competitive as Amazon.
In short, all these data are an indicator of the optimal or recommended price at which you could take the product, except for sudden drops due to product renewal -in this case, Logitech launching a new mouse model and lowering the price of the current one to settle the stock as soon as possible.
Camelcamelcamel: Discount Tracker
And of course Camelcamelcamel helps you track changes in the price of those products that you indicate, to notify you when they are discounted. To do this you will have to register for the service with an email account. To receive alerts, you can choose between an email message or a mention on Twitter, although you can also do it via RSS.
How exactly? In the same way: once registered in the service, you put the name of the product or the URL of the same in the search engine and complete the process by choosing if you want the tracking to be done at the price of Amazon, of a new or used third party; and indicating the price at which you want it.
When adding price tracking, You must indicate what discount you are looking for: a percentage below the current price, any discount (Any Price Drop!), a “good offer, which would be from 20% discount or the “best price”, that is, the lowest price registered till the date.
Are you an avid shopper and it bothers you having to go to the Camelcamelcamel site to add products? For that there is the extension for web browsers, Chromium (Chrome, Miscorosft Edge and other derivatives), Firefox and Safari, which encapsulates all the functions you need. By clicking the button when you are viewing a product on Amazon, it will show you the price history and the button to add it to your watch list.
Are you also one of those who have a long list of desired products on Amazon and are too lazy to transfer them to Camelcamelcamel one by one? Do not complicate yourself, since Camelcamelcamel makes it easy for you to import your wish list with just a couple of clicks; and from there do the same for the products you are monitoring.
Camelcamelcamel also offers a customizable section with discounts that you can easily follow with an RSS client, both for the products with the greatest discounts and for the most popular products, in both cases being able to filter by categories or use the search engine.
It should be noted that the scope of Camelcamelcamel is restricted to certain markets, so only Amazon users in Germany, Australia, Canada, the United States, France, Italy, the United Kingdom and, obviously, Spain, have this interesting tool at their disposal .