Smells like deals, right? It is the week of the Hot Sale and we see discounts everywhere. Browsing the Internet in search of the best deals can be exhausting work, especially due to the volatility of prices and the tricks of some entrepreneurs before the week of discounts arrives. Today we will talk about how to avoid falling into fraud with Keepa.
One of the main tactics of the trader is that prior to the Hot Sale they increase their prices so that when discounts are applied they do not lose value or, where appropriate, make prices even more expensive due to the season due to the urgency of purchasing. What they do is sell a false idea of offer and if we are not aware of the daily and constant change it is unlikely that we will be able to face it.
However Technology provides us with tools to distinguish whether or not we are facing a scamIn this case, one strategy is to support our decisions based on the history of prices offered by the Keepa extension.
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What is Keepa?
Keepa is an extension that can be installed on various web browsers, mainly Google Chrome, and its function is to provide us with a database of price variations within the Amazon platform.
If you are a frequent user of the website, you will know that it has many suppliers and although prices tend to vary from seller to seller. with Keepa you can make sure that you don’t get “a pig in a poke”and although it will not be a millionaire, you will know if it is the right time to make your purchase or if it is better to wait for the season to pass.
How do I install Keepa to my browser?
The application is free and you can add it to your browser from your provider’s extension store, In the case of Google, it is known as the Chrome Store, and all you have to do is search for it in the browser and click on the add extension button, then it will redirect you to its official page (you can also visit it through the following link : https://keepa.com/#!)
Although its use does not require registration, If you want to use all the tools it contains, it is best to link an account for a more optimized and personalized operation. Among the benefits that you can access are alerts for when your desired product reaches your ideal margin, or a comparative table with the prices of other countries and even a tab for daily discounts that are rarely seen.
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Using it doesn’t have much science, it will be enough to open the extension when you are in the Amazon store and locate the product you want. Immediately a graph will be extended where you can access the tab marked as “Price History”.
From this graph you will be able to identify when its lowest price was, the current price it handles, the most expensive moment in which it has been found and of course the average cost to which it is accustomed. With this data you will realize if the price has risen or if it really is a bargain, in the first case you can choose to wait for the season to pass and see how the price is returning to normal and for this, if opened an account, you can set an alarm.
We recommend you always use the average price for your alarms, since seeing the super discounts of a product again is something rare, unless it is a sale. In the end, the best decision is up to you and if you need the device urgently you can always look for other suppliers, not only national but also international, with the help of Keepa, but keep in mind that the extension only considers the partial cost on Amazon, so the expenses You must take them into account so that it does not cost more.
Keepa won’t save us a million, but it will make us more conscious when buying online recognizing that sometimes patience is a virtue and that supply and demand is only for the most astute surfers of the Internet.
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