Track prices online
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Your bank account can take a hard hit during the holidays, so you’ll need as many bargain shopping tips as you can get. Websites like Amazon are constantly adjusting the prices of items, meaning savvy shoppers can keep their eye out for savings if they check back frequently. But who has the time to refresh every few hours? Try camelcamelcamel.com: Search for any item and track its price history—it’ll show you a graph and the highest and lowest price positions it’s had over the past several days. Close to the lowest point? Snatch it up now. Also, try these other savvy tricks to save on shopping.
Believe in the Invisible Hand
Online shopping has become the preferred method of shopping for many people, thanks in part to the way Cyber Monday boosted online purchases. But odds are, you’re not using the Internet to your full advantage. Visit getinvisiblehand.com to install the Invisible Hand extension on your computer or download the official iPhone app. Whenever you’re browsing for items online from retailers like Lowe’s or Sears, it’ll automatically search alternatives and notify you if there’s a better deal elsewhere.