I know a lot of Mom’s readers enjoy Amazon shopping so I wanted to share my favorite cost comparison tool, CamelCamelCamel. CamelCamelCamel is an Amazon price tracker. If there is an item that I would like but don’t need quickly, I set an alert.
I research the item I want at Amazon.com. In a separate tab, I open CamelCamelCamel.com and paste the Amazon item link into the search bar. From there I am able to see historical pricing data for the item. I get an idea of what an average price is for the item, the lowest price, and the highest price.
CamelCamelCamel suggests a good deal and percent discounts at several levels. Type in the price you would like to pay, enter an email, and you will be notified when that item reaches that price.
I did this last year when I purchased by Garmin Forerunner 25. After losing my FitBit on a run (I was carrying the little sensor in my pocket) I started my search for a GPS watch. I was picky about what I wanted- No smartphone needed, GPS enabled, not giant, no touch screen. When I finally settled on the Garmin I set up a price alert for $70. It was listed at $120 at the time and is currently at $94.90. It took a little while, but I finally got an alert about a month later that the price had fallen to $69.95. I scooped it up and I’m so happy with my purchase.
Now I use CamelCamelCamel whenever I can wait on a purchase. I do it for weird things too like bulk recycled toilet paper. It seems like a strange thing to cost compare on, but I can see that the price has swung between $39 and $50 in the last month.
If you’ve been on the fence about an air fryer or Instant Pot, this is a great tool to try. Mom would say to go ahead and purchase them already, but I recommend trying CamelCamelCamel.