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Amazon Price Watch

If you're anything like me, you spend a large chunk of your money at Amazon. Most of the stuff that I buy online comes from here and it's not unusual for me to have several packages delivered from there within a week (I should really buck up and get Amazon Prime, but I hate to pay for shipping).

While some of you may know that Amazon does a pre-order price guarantee, did you know that they do a post-order price guarantee as well?

What this means is if price of an item you ordered in the last thirty days goes down, they'll refund you the difference. I've already made about $5.00 this week since Immortal Beloved and Sting's Songs from the Labyrinth both have dropped in price since I bought them about a week ago.

I've been meaning to see if there's a way to set up an RSS feed or something to track changes on individual items, but it keeps slipping my mind. However, I was thinking about this tonight, so I figured I ought to do a search first and see if anyone has something like this already made.

Sure enough, there's a site - Amazon Price Watch - that allows you to enter up to four items at a time in a form. Then, for the next two months you'll receive an e-mail notifying you of any changes to the item's price. That means that not only is this a great way to watch for any money due you on already purchased items, but it will alert you to any sale prices on items you want to buy. From now on, any items I purchase will be automatically added here so I can keep an eye on their prices.

I hope this helps others as much as I bet it's going to help me!

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You can add items to your cart and then click "save for later" and every time you go into your cart it'll tell you if the price changes.

It's great for items you're just not sure if you want to buy and then you see it drops in price...

.: Gary said on September 22, 2007 07:56 PM :: link it :.

You're too early! Come back at September 12, 2007 10:53 PM to see this post.

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