iTunes Store Price Tracking

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jeb2u, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. jeb2u
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    Does anyone know of a website/app that will track iTunes music/movie/tv show prices? What I'm looking for is a service similar to what the AppShopper site/app does for apps, but for music/movies/tv shows for sale on the iTunes Store.
     
  2. Tim L. Walker
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    I know this thread is almost a year old, but I've been looking for exactly the same thing. Did you ever find such an app or site that tracks iTunes prices for TV Shows/Movies?
     
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    Strange... with all the app price tracking wites & apps out there, you'd think someone would have one for music/movies/tv shows...
     
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    Send a request to www.camelcamelcamel.com That might be something that would attract them. It's already a fantastic site for tracking Amazon, Best Buy and Newegg.
     
  6. Tim L. Walker
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    Good idea. I use camelcamelcamel for Amazon - would be exactly what I'm looking for...
     
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    I almost never buy music from iTunes. Has been more 100% of the time for me. I go to Amazon, and usually save about 30% on music over iTunes.
     
  8. Tim L. Walker
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    I rarely buy music from iTunes, but frequently buy TV shows...
     
  9. Tim L. Walker
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    Checked in with camelcamelcamel (never heard back) and AppShopper (not on their radar)... hope someone does something with this idea...
     
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    I had an idea...

    I'm also looking for a solution for searching for cheap movies. The prices on many older films go up and down constantly.
    For example, the other day, movies like Ghostbusters 1 & 2, 28 Days Later 1 & 2, King Kong (Extended), Alien 1 & 2 (Director's Cut), the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, and MORE were all lowered in price to $9.99… Two days later, and they're back to their normal prices. The sale was unadvertised, and only up for a day!
    Any system to monitor these random price drops would be stellar.

    Anyway.. the iPhone has a web app available in the iTunes store called IFTTT (If This, Then That). I think there might be a way to use itmsmoviedeals.com RSS feed to send a push notification or text message command straight to your phone whenever it's updated..
    I have not tried it yet though..
     
  12. ring33
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    check this App out Kinohunt
    It tracks both SD/HD rent/buy prices and send you push notification whenever there is a price drop. just like AppShopper for movies.
     
  13. Tim L. Walker
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    Do you know if it works for TV shows/seasons as well?
     
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    Check out: https://www.myilist.com/us it shows the best deals of the day and it tracks movie and tv show prices in any region and will send push notifications when there is a price drop on a movie or tv show that's in your wishlist
     
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    Yes! I use http://www.followthatpage.com to do it. Just got to what you want to track in iTunes and click to share the link. Open that link in a browser (it'll be a short URL) and then copy the full URL. Put that URL and your email in at Follow That Page and create an account.

    It will give you a text preview of the page. There is a section called Block Filter. You can give it the starting text and ending text of the block it should watch.

    For example, when I want to track a movie I found where the price displayed in the text preview at the bottom of the page. I set a Block Filter to only watch between the text "View in iTunes" and "iTunes extras" which has the price between those points. And that's it!
     
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    That seems like a lot of manual work, and will alert you when the price goes up which happens a lot and isn't helpful... have a look at https://www.myilist.com it does exactly the tracking / emailing you're after
     
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    It's way cheaper to buy tv shows and movies on Amazon. I don't bother with iTunes, as even if things are on sale, they are still much more expensive.

    Films and tv shows can be bought for $2 on Amazon. Never happens on iTunes.
     

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