Amazon Price Volatility

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by adk, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. adk macrumors 68000

    adk

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    I recently (and stupidly) decided to start feeding my dog a high-quality food that, although very expensive in local stores, was prices very reasonably on Amazon. Fast forward to today and the price has doubled. Can anybody recommend an app that keeps track of the price of a specific item on Amazon?
     
  2. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    camelcamelcamel.com is what i use. you can get email notifications based on a set price you are looking for


    out of curiosity what food have you switched to?
     
  3. balamw Moderator

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  4. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    Wow. Double? This frequently happens to me but never double in price. Also, it happens in reverse as in the item is significantly cheaper than original purchase price. I usually just keep it in my "saved items" and look at it sporadically and since Amazon lets you know this is the item you actually bought, you can be sure of the price change.
     
  5. wvuwhat macrumors 65816

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    Any chance you were buying from Amazon when the price was good? And, then Amazon went out stock, thus showing you the product from a 3rd party vendor. I've had this happen a few times to me.
     

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