questionsanybody put items in their amazon cart to watch…

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No, but I do use camelcamelcamel.com if I want to know the price history of a product on amazon.

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Yep, I do the same thing for items I want but will only buy when they go on sale, like the LEGO Tantive IV.

I also do it for items that are out of stock, I bought some Le Souk plates that way.

:)

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I thought it was me...it happens rather often.

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I do this all the time. I probably have 20 items in my cart right now. This way, I can keep track of when something I want goes on sale and snap it right up. I have saved as much as 50% on items I don't need in a rush but want to pick up sooner or later.

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yep. had some items in my cart since last summer, lol

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Yes, but I use an app called Prices Drop Monitor (that just beeped at me, lol) instead of my cart.

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I have tons of items in my cart that I'm keeping an eye on. Some for me. Some for friends and family for gifts. It is interesting that with some items, the price changes multiple times a day but with other items, the price is frozen for months on end.

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Yep, I have probably about 10-15 items in there right now. Sometimes you have to be quick to jump on the deal or else the price will bounce back up, sometimes even in the same day it seems. I blew it when the Star Wars Bluray pack dipped down and then bounced back when Walmart ran out of its stock online.

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Yes, I have over 100 items in my Amazon cart. I should really go through them all, I'm sure there are at least 20 items I am no longer interested in.

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@trinnic: !!! It has a chrome extension and works for newegg and bestbuy too! How awesome, thanks!

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OMG, I thought I was the only one! @trinnic: I'm gonna check out that website right now, sounds good.

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@rprebel is that app android? That sounds good too!

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I had one item that crept down from $36 down to $17, about fifty cents at a time. Just as I was about to snatch it up, it jumped back up to $36 again. And for the last six months has fluctuated between $34-36. Of course I can't spend that much for it now!

@trinnic: awesome! +1

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I kind of did at first with a camera and impulsively checked the cart nearly every hour for any changes.

Thanks to camelcamelcamel.com though I don't have to worry anymore. But man I do really wished they made a mobile app for it.

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@dfunk29: Sorry, it's Mac and iOS only. There's a similar app for Windows, but I don't know anything about Android. Surely there's something like it...there has to be.

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I have like 40 things in my cart too. I check every time I stare at my phone deciding what to procrastinate on. camelcamelcamel.com is good for checking what is a good buy price and to guestimate how long you'd have to wait for a price drop. But I won't rely on it to give me an alert for when a price drops. It is not updated often enough. I find out about significant drops several hours before camel even shows it on their site. If the price changes again before camel refreshes the price, it doesn't get logged. I've seen price dip and jump in 5 mins. I believe Amazon has some kind of traffic based pricing on things they don't get huge traffic volumes on. So if a price looks good, make sure to snatch it quick.

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I don't recommend this being abused, but technically, if the price drops a lot before you even get the item, you can place the order again at the lower price, and refuse the package for the previous order. USPS and probably other companies will let you return to sender as long as the package was unopened. Amazon will give you full refund, including shipping, for refused orders.

You can contact Amazon and use this as a bargaining chip and claim that if they adjust your price they would save on shipping costs. They will tell you that they cannot do any adjustment after the item was shipped. That's BS. Just yesterday, they told me they can't do an adjustment after shipping, but they gave me $10 on a "promotional certificate" when the price of an item (ASIN B003ZSHDEK) dropped $10.52. That same night, the exact same item dropped another $9.47. I contact them again. They said they can't give me another promo cert, but issued me a $9.99 refund, described as a "price adjustment".

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I do this with any item I think I might want later but want to get at a better price. And also because it's interesting to wee what they do with some of those prices. I suspect sometimes they keep certain items artificially high, then drop them down to regular price for just a day to catch people who think they're getting a deal.

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Been using this to price watch for years... I currently have 2 pages of items waiting for price drops... Also started using the Camel app' a few months ago to check pricing histories...

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I have a wish list that I use for this purpose. Doesn't clutter up my cart and it tells you on the page how much the price has gone down since you added it to the wish list.

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I do this, too.

Something else I do, something strange, is I don't visit the product page too often, because, get this, I'm afraid I might trigger a price increase. Wacky.