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Amazon ups and downs

Today I decided to get my mother a new tv. After 13 years of service it was time to replace it. After reading some reviews I went for the [amazon_link id=”B003WGFWUM” target=”_blank”]Samsung 46″ LCD: LE46C750[/amazon_link]. It comes with the 3D glasses and has a ton of features. This model is currently featured at some stores here in Germany for 890€ which is a very good price but somehow I dislike shopping big-size electronics at regular stores.

Amazon is my preferred online store because I really like their return policies. Unfortunately Amazon sold this model for 1100€ but after 1 day or so matched the local retailers low price.

The moment I was ready to order the price was back to 1100€. I found it very odd that the price would change so much in such a short period of time. I reloaded the browser a few times that day but it stayed at that price. The next morning the price dropped to 1000€ again and at noon time it was back at 890€. Another interesting fact was that the consumer electronics overview page always showed the highest price, only reloading the product page would show the price differences.

It’s unbelievable how much money you can save by just rechecking the price multiple times. But since some products show higher fluctuations than others it would be helpful to analyze the price history of  a given product.

There are some helpful add-ons for Firefox which give you a lot of information about previous price changes. I tested the Camelizer add-on and I think it is definitely worth checking out.

Camelizer Screenshot
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