Can you check the price history of products on Amazon? Amazon keeps on releasing different sales throughout the year. At times, it becomes really difficult for shoppers to understand whether they have grabbed a great deal or have fallen prey to the tricky low-price deals. A lot of shopping site does this- they create a sense of urgency amongst the users by crossing off a much higher price and displaying a lower price during the sale.
For example, you might have seen something like this- a particular refrigerator priced at Rs. 55,000 during a sale while the non-sale price of Rs. 66,000 is scratched off. Here, you are being tricked into believing that you are saving Rs. 11,000 straight. Now, let us see how to check the price history of any product on Amazon.
How to find the price history of products on Amazon?
You can view the product’s price history on Amazon using two Chrome extensions: Keepa and CamelCamelCamel.
Let’s talk about Keepa first. Keepa works for both local and international prices and lets you view price history directly from Amazon. It even allows you to set alerts for a single product or the entire wishlist and notifies you in case of the chosen price drop. The best part- you don’t need to make any account on Keepa to use it.
- Simply head to Keepa.com to install the extension.
- There, select the browser you are using.
- On the next page, click on Add to “browser name” to add this extension to your browser.
- Now, head to Amazon and search for the product whose price you want to track.
- Scroll a bit, and you will see a graph of price changes over weeks, months or years.
- There is also an option for “Track product”, where you can enter your desired price and start tracking that item.
CamelCamelCamel is another option to track price history on Amazon. Just copy and paste the product’s URL on the site and it will show you a graph of the price over weeks, months and years. Here also, you can set alerts for price drops.
How does a price tracker work?
A price tracker is a software solution that analyzes the price of the products over a span of time. It takes into account the price dropped or increased during a particular time period and shows the most accurate results to the users in the form of a chart or dashboard. Also, certain extensions allow users to create alerts and set notifications for specific price drops.
A price tracker is beneficial for both buyers and sellers. Buyers can compare prices and make the best purchasing decisions, while sellers can also adjust their prices based on the market value.