Technology is taking the hassle out of tracking prices. You no longer have to stalk a sale thanks to these free apps and websites. See something you like, but want to wait until it goes on sale? These six tools make monitoring price drops mindless.
ShopAdvisor is a free app with the potential to save you big bucks. Use it to search for products or scan a barcode in a store to instantly access pricing history charts. You can also save an item to your shopping list and if the price falls at any of the more than 16,000 retailers ShopAdvisor tracks you'll receive an alert.
Prices Drop Monitor For Amazon
In case you haven't noticed, prices change frequently on Amazon. Know exactly when to pull the trigger on the purchase you've been considering with the help of the free Prices Drop Monitor For Amazon. Simply install it on your Mac or PC. Then drag and drop the items you're interested in to start saving money. You'll get a notification when the price falls. It works on any country's version of Amazon.
Another way to monitor prices on Amazon is with Camelcamelcamel. Find tons of data including price history charts for products sold by Amazon. Once you've created an account you'll get alerts when the products you've tagged drop in price. If you're interested in tracking a product on Best Buy check out camelbuy.com. Camelegg.com tracks prices on Newegg.com.
Pinterest isn't just for planning parties. It's also helping pinners score great deals. Simply pin a product you're interested in. If the price drops Pinterest will send you an email letting you know. The company promises to limit your inbox clutter by grouping these notifications into a single email.
There's nothing fancy about ShoppingNotes-- no accounts to register for, no software to download. Simply plug in the product page URL that you want to monitor and give the site an email address. When the price drops on that product they'll shoot you an email letting you know.
Yapta is a price monitor for airline tickets and hotel rates. Use the service to help you track a trip you want to book so you can pay the lowest price possible. Yapta sends out real-time iPhone alerts so you can jump quickly on good deals. Plus if a ticket price drops after you purchase Yapta will let you know in case you are eligible for a refund from the airline.
By Alison Storm
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