camel camel camel {Works for Me Wednesday}

I have recently {re}discovered an awesome website that I think everyone who shops on Amazon should know about.  I first heard about camelcamelcamel.com from Amanda.  I filed it away in the “oh that’s neat, I should remember that” part of my brain…and promptly forgot about it until Michael brought it up this weekend.

So here’s what you do: you find something you want on Amazon (not a hard thing to do, hmm?).  As you probably know, Amazon prices jump up and down wildly from day to day and of course you want to get the lowest price, right?  Copy the URL of the item you want, paste it into the search function on Camel Camel Camel, and it will immediately tell you how much the price of that particular item has gone up and down in the past few months.  That way you know how low it has been recently and if you are patient you can wait until that item goes that low again.

How will you know without checking every day, you ask?  Well, that’s easy – Camel Camel Camel has a place where you can type in your desired amount.  When the item you are tracking dips to that price or below, Camel Camel Camel will send you an email so you know immediately.  It’s amazing.  You do have to create an account, but it’s free.

We used it this weekend to get a great price on a stroller.  After lots of research and hands-on testing, we decided to get a BOB Revolution jogging stroller.  They are a bit pricey, but worth it as far as we were concerned.  Obviously we are in no rush to need a jogging stroller just yet, so Michael suggested we put it on Camel Camel Camel and see how low we could get the price.

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We added it to our tracking list Friday night.  Saturday we spent the day driving around Nashville going to these bargain stores that we had heard of where they have name brand stuff that was overstocked (Essex Bargain Hunt, in case you care) looking for a BOB (I had heard of people finding great deals on BOBs there).  After a long day with absolutely no luck, we ate dinner and were about to head for home.  Right as we got in our car after a delicious meal at the Cheesecake Factory, Michael got an email that our stroller had dropped $10 under our desired price!

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You better believe we snatched that sucker up just as fast as we could!  It had been at $319.00 on Friday when we started tracking, we put in a desired prince of $300.00, and on Saturday got the email that it was down to $289.00!  That’s the lowest it’s ever gone besides Black Friday of last year.  As of this posting, it is back up to $325.00.

It should be here tomorrow :).

What a great find!  And I am soooo glad that Michael reminded me to add it to Camel Camel Camel on Friday or we would have totally missed that deal!

After we got home Saturday night we added several more pricey baby items that we’re wanting to our tracking list.  With some, like the carseat we want, the chart shows that the price has never dropped, so we know that the price is listed for it pretty much what we’ll pay.  However, lots of the other items have been much lower in the past, so we started tracking them, put in a desired amount, and hopefully over the next few months they will drop below that amount and help save us some moola.

If you haven’t used Camel Camel Camel, I highly suggest it – especially if you are planning to purchase something fairly expensive!

That works for me!

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  1. THANK YOU, for the mention of “Camel Camel Camel”! I had never heard of it before, but you better believe I signed up immediately after reading this blog post. We buy most of everything on Amazon, and yes, their prices are all over the place. We love Amazon, though, so Camel Camel Camel fits right in for us. (Don’t forget to first shop through ebates.com for Amazon, as lately Amazon is listed there and shoppers will get around an extra 3% cash back through Ebates!)

    • Thanks for the reminder about Ebates. I’ve heard lots of people mention Ebates on some of the money saving blogs I follow, but I’ve never taken the time to investigate for myself. I think you’ve motivated me to check it out and start using it :).

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