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Dec 03

8 awesome price tracking apps and tools

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You do not have to be a regular buyer to know that sometimes your timing is not just right. Of course once or twice, you have bought an item online then the next day you see its price down by almost half the price you got it at.

To avoid this, you can always look at the history of the prices and also compare prices of different sellers. But this is a lot of work to do on your own, and it makes you wish you could have a tool to track the prices and know just when to buy what. But you do not have to wish anymore because there are now tools to do precisely that and more for you. Here is a list of 9 awesome price tracking apps and tools you need to give a shot.

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1. Honey

Honey is one of the best price tracking add-on extensions you need to try out. It is available as a browser add-on and is compatible with Chrome, Safari, Edge, Opera, and Firefox. When you install Honey, you will continuously get notifications on price drops of more than 5%. Honey also looks for Coupons and promo codes on a retailer’s website from which you are shopping and automatically applies them to your card.

Besides that, the tool also offers its users a percentage back on purchases done in more than 4500 online stores, and it does this in form of Honey Gold. You can trade these Honey Golds and get gift cards to the likes of Groupon, Macy’s, and Amazon among others.

 

2. Paribus

Just like the other apps and tools listed in this article, Paribus also tracks and compares prices, but it also goes the extra mile of requesting refunds from retailers on your behalf. This is how it does it, after scanning your email for receipts, it will check the prices and compare them with the current rates, and if there is any difference, it will send a request for compensation. What could be better than that? All you need to do is sign up and let the app do its magic.

And that’s not all, for any late deliveries, the tool will detect it and send a request for compensation to the retailer. The best part is that it is 100% free with no hidden costs, not even ads. It also works with more than 25 major retailers, Amazon, Wayfair, and Walmart included. For more info check out The Money Pig’s Paribus Review.

 

3. CamelCamelCamel

We shall talk about the name later, but let’s see what this app can do. Camelizer, which is the browser add-on for this tool, tracks product prices on Amazon and send deals that match your history to your inbox. Camelizer also keeps a close watch on your favorite product and notifies you when the price drops.

Compatible with Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, this tool saves you the trouble of having to manually search for and view price history because you can quickly get the history graphs on the product pages. One outstanding feature about Camelizer is that it makes notifications through Twitter.

 

4. Wikibuy

You know when you buy an item from an online retailer, then immediately you make the payment, you see another retailer with an even better offer and at a lower price? When this happens, you either have to go through a whole process to cancel the order or just let it slide and take the loss. But Wikibuy saves you from this. When you are looking for a product, the app will notify you of the offers available. It also shows approximate turnaround time, price history of the product, and of course whether or not you can apply a coupon.

Wikibuy works on Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, and iOS apps.  It also allows users to earn credits that can be traded for gift cards.

 

5. Shop It To Me

Are you crazy about shopping for clothes? If yes, then Shop It To Me is precisely what you need to get the best deals. The tool searches for and tracks prices and deals on your favorite clothes and brands. All you need to do is key in your preferences, including your sizes, favorite brands, favorite cloth types among other details then the deals will be delivered right to your email. If not through the email, you can also see these deals on their website or the price alerts on your iPhone app.

The good thing about this tool is that it monitors prices of major clothing retailers like Bluefly, Walmart, JCPenny, among others, alerting you of every one of your favorite products that are on sale.

 

6. Invisible hand

Invisible hand is more or less the same as Wikibuy. It informs you of sellers with lower prices and better deals on products you are searching for online. Unfortunately, the app is only available for iOS devices. But you can use it as a browser add-on on Firefox, Safari, and Chrome.

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7. Keepa

For android users, Keepa is one of the best choices always. It tracks the price history of products, provides their price graphs, and gives alerts on the price drops. Also, with Keepa, you do not have to go online every time to check if your favorite product has been restocked, because Keepa will give you the alert.

Besides the prices, Keepa also keeps a close watch on your favorite products, categories, and stores and notifies you whenever there is a sales deal going on.

 

8. CheapShark

And lastly, for the game-holics is CheapShark. Unlike the other tools, CheapShark does not track prices on electronics, clothes or home appliances; rather, it tracks prices and discounts on games. CheapShark has a whole database of all the places where you can get amazing discounts on games. All you have to do is signup then start searching for the game you need, and you will get information on which sellers have it, the deals available, and much more.

This list of price tracking apps should be enough to mark the end of your regrets. Try out one or even all of them to see which one meets your needs.

 

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