Many times just finding a few coupons and sales isn’t enough. On certain products, you simply don’t want to spend the price currently advertised so you wait it out hoping that next time you check it will be lower in price. There’s an entire suite of tools out there for price tracking that makes this process simple. No matter if you’re looking to buy the product on Amazon or other retailers, you can get alerts when the price drops to the level you want as well as discover historical pricing to see if the price you want could realistically happen.
We’ve checked out dozens of different price tracking tools to find the best tools currently out on the market. These tools are mostly web-based, but a few also have IOS/Android apps as well as browser plugins. Most of these tools will only currently track Amazon, but you can find a few that compare with a couple other major retailers like Walmart.
CamelCamelCamel is a free price tracking tool that specializes in tracking prices on Amazon. To search, you can put in the URL or search by keywords. From there you can then keep track of the prices and be alerted on price drops as well as see historical pricing data for the product. As of right now you can’t compare or track prices from other retailers but when it comes to tracking prices on Amazon it’s hard to beat their tools.
The Tracktor is another Amazon price tracker that has historical pricing as well as alerts when the price drops. The website is pretty basic, but will give you everything you need to keep track of prices on just about every product available on Amazon. You can put in your email to set up alerts when the price drops to the price you want. The website also has a cool feature that shows popular products on Amazon that currently have the largest historical price drop.
Keepa is an Amazon price tracking tool that has a main focus on the browser with plugins for both Chrome and Firefox. As you see an item on Amazon you can tag it and you will be sent a notification when it goes on sale. They have one of the largest databases of products and historical pricing available. As of right now, like most of the other tools featured, they’re only focusing on products found on Amazon.com.
Lootr is yet another Amazon price comparison and tracking tool that is the best designed out of the bunch. You can set up price alerts for when the product drops in price as well as see the prices throughout the history of the product. They compare and track prices from both Amazon and Walmart as of right now. On select products, you can also see comparisons with niche retailers, such as Steam for PC games. The tool is completely free to sign up and use.
TrackIf is another beautifully designed price tracking tool that takes things to a next level by also having tracking available for retailers like Amazon but also Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Macy’s, Nordstrom and more. You can track the price of just about any product imaginable as well as set up alerts. Unlike many of the other price tracking tools featured, they not only have a browser tool but also an app for both IOS and Android.
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