Retailers are notorious for inflating prices prior to posting Black Friday deals. Once the ads start being published, check the price history to find out if the advertised savings is truly what it seems. Those prices can go up and down more than a roller coaster, so buyer beware.
There are a number of sites and apps you can use to track the price history. Find out the best time to buy, instantly apply coupons, and find out whether or not your Black Friday steal is real.
This site monitors price changes and can even notify you of price drops for specific items. If you install the browser add-on available for Firefox, Chrome, and Safari, you can view the price history of items directly on sites you visit. This is a great way to know if the deal you are getting is really the best one. You can also import your Amazon Wish List and get notified when items on your list drop in price.
This great add-on not only shows the price history of products but also tells you where you can get a better deal. The 30-Day price insights show you the highest price, lowest price, and savings if you buy today vs. other days. This tool is excellent for seeing how a product’s price fluctuates over time.
Honey has both a browser add-on and an app. The tool automatically tries to apply every coupon possible while you are shopping to make sure you are getting the best price. For example, Honey will direct you to another Amazon seller if the product you are buying is available for less. No more looking up coupon codes or wondering if you are missing out on a secret sale with this app.