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How to use CamelCamelCamel

by on October 17, 2021
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At Techlicious, we are big fans of CamelCamelCamel. When we tested it against other price trackers, we gave it our Top Pick award for the best Amazon price history tracker for it's ease of use and excellent pricing data. Here’s how to get started with CamelCamelCamel so you can start saving, too.

How to use CamelCamelCamel

You can use CamelCamelCamel two ways: you can use the CamelCamelCamel website or install the Camelizer browser extension.

How to use the CamelCamelCamel website

1. Go to the Amazon page of the product you want to research.

2. Copy the URL in your browser’s web address bar.

3. Go to camelcamelcamel.com

4. At the top of the page, inside the box with the text “Find Amazon Products,” paste the URL of the Amazon product and then press the Enter key.

CamelCamelCamel website homepage with a red arrow pointing to a box with the text: Find Amazon Products.

At the top of the product page on CamelCamelCamel, you’ll see a photo of the product, the product name, and the price. Below, you’ll find the option to set up an Amazon Price Watch. Input your email address and the price you want to pay. If and when the price drops below that amount, you’ll receive an email notifying you of the price drop.

Further down the page, you’ll see a chart with price history for Amazon, third-party sellers, and third-party sellers offering the product used.

CamelCamelCamel page for the Instant Vortext Plus air fryer. Image of the air fryer on the left with the product name and Amazon Price on the right. (Also, there is a button to view the product on Amazon.)Below is a box to input your email and the Price Watch price. Below the Price Watch box is a graph showing the Amazon price, the third-party seller price and the third-party seller price for the product used. Below the graph are the highest and lowest prices for Amazon, third party seller and third party seller used.

How to use the CamelCamelCamel browser extension

There’s also a CamelCamelCamel browser extension (for Chrome, Edge, and Firefox) called the Camelizer that brings the power of CamelCamelCamel directly to the Amazon shopping experience. Once you install the extension, price information is just a click away on any Amazon product page.

1. Go to the Amazon page of the product you want to research.

2. Click the Camelizer button in your browser toolbar to see the price history for the item you’re viewing.

A box will pop up with a chart that includes price information for Amazon, third-party sellers, and third-party sellers offering the product used.

If you want to know when the price drops, you can input your email. To set a price threshold, input the price in the box to the right of the current price for Amazon, Third Party New, or Third Party Used.

 Amazon page for the Instant Vortex Plus air fryer. Image of the air fryer on the left. To the right is a graph showing the Amazon price, the third-party seller price and the third-party seller price for the product used. Below the graph are the highest and lowest prices for Amazon, third party seller and third party seller used. To the right in the last column are boxes to put in the price for the Price Watch feature. Below that is a box to input your email and a button entitled Send Price Watchlist.

Is CamelCamelCamel accurate?

Generally, CamelCamelCamel’s information is accurate. The service monitors 6 million products in nine geographic locations daily and, in some cases, even multiple times per hour. However, with Amazon product prices fluctuating as often as every 15 minutes, the lowest or highest price may not be captured on a given day. So, it's often better to look at price patterns over time, rather than a single highest or lowest point. For example, does a product frequently go on sale around certain holidays? And if so, what has the past sale price been?

CamelCamelCamel prioritizes refreshing the price information for products that are being monitored by the Price Watch feature. So, if you’re interested in tracking a specific product, it’s worth creating a tracker.

The other factor that may impact the price accuracy is whether the price featured on the page is the Amazon price or a third-party seller price. CamelCamelCamel usually assumes that the featured price is the Amazon price, though it does factor in other information to make an educated guess.

I've been using CamelCamelCamel for more than five years, and in my experience, the service has provided information that’s accurate enough to make better buying decisions.

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For the past 20+ years, Techlicious founder Suzanne Kantra has been exploring and writing about the world’s most exciting and important science and technology issues. Prior to Techlicious, Suzanne was the Technology Editor for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and the Senior Technology Editor for Popular Science. Suzanne has been featured on CNN, CBS, and NBC.



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