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ExpressBasics: How to Track Product Price History During Amazon Sales

Amazon’s Great Indian Festival sale is set to take place later this month and a number of people may be gearing up to shop for clothes, accessories, gadgets, appliances and other goods during the sale. However, selling prices can be very tricky these days, as a number of products are sometimes displayed with fake offers.

These often include a crossed out high price followed by a lower current price that prompts users to buy things in a hurry. For example, you may see a particular phone priced at Rs 30,000 while the off-sale price of Rs 45,000 is scratched off, making you believe that you will save Rs 15,000 if you buy the phone right away.

What if you could actually track product history and prices on Amazon? If you want to open Amazon India on your laptop/desktop using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser, you can do that. This is with the help of a neat extension called Keepa.

What is Keepa and how do I install it?

Keepa is a browser extension that you can install on Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. The extension will display a small window at the bottom of each product on Amazon’s website. Users will be able to check how much the price of any product has increased in the past.

To install Keepa on Chrome, simply visit the Chrome Web Store and search for the Keepa extension. Install it and you are good to go. You can also get the extension for Firefox from the Mozilla Add-Ons page. The extension should appear immediately at the bottom of your Amazon product page, and you should see a graphical view of product price history.

Here’s how the extension works. (PhotoExpress)

To install Keepa on Chrome, simply visit the Chrome Web Store and search for the Keepa extension. Install it and you are good to go. You can also get the extension for Firefox from the Mozilla Add-Ons page. The extension should appear immediately at the bottom of your Amazon product page, and you should see a graphical view of product price history.

You can also hover your mouse over the buttons below the chart to get more detailed information and compare international product prices (if available). Using this information, you will know at all times whether the price displayed to you during a sale or otherwise is in fact the lowest price ever recorded for the product.