AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) — Amazon Prime Days are coming July 12-13. If you’re unfamiliar, shopping holidays are a creation of Amazon and have been bigger (at least for Amazon) than Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
The Retail Me Not app predicts Prime shoppers will spend an average of $388 on Prime Day this year.
Prime members can expect deep discounts on Amazon products and everything from electronics to toys to apparel. A fun part of Amazon Prime Days is the lightning deals.
Low prices that only last for an hour or until things sell out. Unless you spend all day watching for a low price, you might need the app called Keepa. Or you ? Keepa is a free app for iPhone, Android devices and web browsers.
Like other apps, it sends alerts when an item you’re tracking drops in price. We searched for a portable movie projector in the Keepa app, which led us to the listing on Amazon. Right now it sells for $90 new.
We’d like to know if this becomes a lightning deal on Prime Day so we can set an alert to get notified if it does.
You simply enter the price you are looking for, and if it reaches that price or less, you will receive a notification on your phone. This ensures that you won’t miss a Lightning Deal if you open the notification.
This is useful, but Amazon’s shopping app does the same thing if you add the item to a wishlist. If the price drops, you will usually receive a notification.
Keepa prices are not always accurate. It lists the projector’s current price as $89.99, but it’s actually listed for $80 on Amazon with a 15% coupon. Prices change quickly
But here’s why the Keepa app is useful. It has a price history. At the push of a button, Keepa’s tracker shows the same projector hovering around $90.
Looking closer, we can see that at the end of April, the price dropped to $68.84. It fell back to that price in June.
This tells us that there is a good chance that it will hit that price again. Keepa also warns me that the projector will be part of a lightning deal at a certain date and time. It’s pretty handy.
Keepa also displays prices for used and refurbished items. Do Prime Day shoppers need the Keepa app? Amazon’s shopping app does a great job of alerting you to price drops and lightning deals.
If you’re doing Prime Day prep work, Keepa might be worth keeping on your phone.
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