Do you buy electronics and more on Amazon, Newegg, or other sites? If so, I’d like to introduce you to a new, free service that will help you get the lowest price.
Many people don’t realize that prices fluctuate constantly, particularly on websites like Amazon, which allow third party vendors to continually undercut one another.
For example, consider the price variations for a Samsung 59-Inch 1080p 3D Plasma HDTV over three months (Jul 10 to Oct 10, 2011): $1,850, 2,251, 1,920, 2,000, 2,251, 2,145, 2,218, 2,225, 2,145, 2,200
You could have spent as much as $2,251 — or as little as $1,850!
Wouldn’t it be great if you could catch these price fluctuations at their lowest point? Now you can, with a free, easy to use tool called BuyLater (You can install it quickly at www.BuyLater.com). BuyLater is a browser extension (compatible with Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Safari) that adds a button to Amazon and several other shopping websites. Simply click the BuyLater button to track an item and you will receive an email when the price drops. The best part is that you don’t ever have to leave the site you’re shopping on.
BuyLater is a great tool for anyone who shops online. You can track prices on Amazon and other websites for every type of product imaginable. BuyLater is especially useful when you’re waiting to make a large purchase. For example, the price for a Cartier Women’s Pasha Stainless-Steel Ceramic Black Dial Watch over three months (Jul 10, 2011 to Oct 10, 2011) has ranged from $4,092 to $3,783 — a variance of $309!
BuyLater makes it easy to be an informed shopper and save where it counts, which means that you can focus less on shopping and more on what you love. I’ve used it to track food items, soy candles, electronics, and more and was amazed at how often the prices changed.
Why is it free? The company makes its money as an affiliate of Amazon (and other sites that offer an affiliate program), so you pay nothing!
Here’s my take on it. Just as buyer reviews on Amazon and other sites have changed the way you decide what you buy, BuyLater will change when you buy.
Full disclosure: My son is one of the developers of BuyLater and I’m so proud!