Cheap Tricks: Using the Amazon Wish List



In the example below, Halo 5 was $49.99 when I started tracking it on December 26. The lowest price I had found until now had been $33.64. I put that price in the Comments section to remind me. The day I scheduled this post it came down to $31.98. Will this be the lowest price? It might dip down another dollar or two but this is as low as I've seen it in three months so I'm relatively sure this is a good price.

Personally, this is $32 too much for me, but it isn't my toy, so I must be magnanimous. You're welcome, Greg.



Comments

Rebekah Loper said…
If you do 'save for later' in your Amazon shopping cart, it notifies you of any price changes - up OR down. ;)
Angela Brown said…
I can honestly say I hadn't considered this before. Thanks for the tip!
Michael Keyton said…
Nice tip, but it was your last comment that made me laugh
betty said…
That is a good idea! I hadn't thought of that before, but especially for something you don't need right away, its a great tracking tool!

betty
Sarah Ahiers said…
Halo 5 was okay, we thought. Though the graphics were amazing

;)
Maria Zannini said…
Rebekah: I don't like using that feature. It's never notified me as the price changed, but it does tell me about it if I'm already in my 'cart'.

I prefer to see everything in a nice structured list. The comment feature is especially nice because I can not only add the price but also list other web sites or notes on comparable products.
Maria Zannini said…
Angela: I'm such a stickler for finding the lowest price. Amazon made it super easy--not just for their inventory but for products on other sites. I keep a running list of who has what.
Maria Zannini said…
Mike: It's a running battle between us. There's always some toy or game that he wants. He's learned to put it on the wish list and I take care of it from there. When it comes down in price I'll let him know, then he can tell me if he still wants it.

D├ętente. :)
Maria Zannini said…
Betty: I've waited as long as a year for something I've wanted. I made out recently on a great buy. I'll post about it soon because it turned out even cheaper than I expected.
Maria Zannini said…
Sarah: We'd read mixed reviews. Most of them complained about the multi-player aspect which Greg doesn't use so it wasn't an issue.

It'll keep him busy for a few hours. :)
Marguerite said…
Yes! I'm a total price stalker. The boys always want something expensive. Sigh.
Maria Zannini said…
Marguerite: We are so alike--except for the boys. I only have one--and he's expensive enough. :)