Saturday, November 20, 2010

What Santa and Scrooge Can Agree On

photo: Wikipedia
Firefox/Chrome nerdiness ahead:

The Camelizer is my new favorite Firefox extension.*  You can use it to track price changes in items at Amazon.  Let's say, for example, that you are interested in purchasing one Rapunzel Fairytale Tower.  You need it in time for Christmas, but you still have a little time to wait for the best price.  With CamelCamelCamel** you can 1) see the price history of the item, and 2) sign up to receive an email notice when the price drops by a certain amount or percent (you set the parameters).   You could also use it for mundane things like diapers: take advantage of sales by pouncing when the price drops below a certain level.  Cool, huh?   

An even cooler feature with CamelCamelCamel is that you can import your entire Amazon wish list to the site and track price changes for all of the items on it.  The people behind CamelCamelCamel also have extensions that work for Back Country, Best Buy, New Egg and zZounds.

*There is a Chrome extension, too, but I haven't tried it.  Much as I wanted to like Chrome, my Firefox is so pimped out that I just couldn't make the switch.

**If you don't want to download The Camelizer as an extension, you can still go through their website for the same services.

FYI: These sites are all free to use, and I'm not getting paid to use or blog about them.

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