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Prices On Amazon

Do you often buy things on Amazon? You could be overpaying without even knowing.

Amazon’s prices fluctuate, going up and down, apparently due to our (as the customer) shopping habits. You might check the price of an item one day and then it will have changed later that week. Supply and demand also probably had a factor in there somewhere.

So are you getting a good deal on the item you’re looking at purchasing?

This is where the website camelcamelcamel comes in. It tracks the price of items on Amazon, showing you the current price, and what they have been in the past. From that you might be able to see patterns emerging and figure out when the price may drop in the future, you may not. But you can also see the lowest price it’s been on Amazon since the data started tracking it, as well as the highest price.

For example, if you were looking at buying the GoPro 5. Click for link to camelcamelcamel.

The highest price it’s been is £399.99, lowest price £289.99, current price (correct at time of writing £329. So currently you’re £50 more expensive than the lowest price it’s been but £70 cheaper than the highest price. It was up at 384.89 just a few days previously and has had three price drops since. It’s the cheapest it’s been in the last 3 months but not as cheap as the all time lowest price which was in the last 6 months.

Whilst you could look at these figures for ages, this data is awesome for us as the potential customers.

Next time you’re shopping on Amazon, take a look at camelcamelcamel first and see what the price has been in the past. Happy data perusing & saving!

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