Chrome: Earlier this year, we highlighted the Amazon price tracker The Tracktor. They've released a Chrome extension that embeds the price history of Amazon products directly under the listed price for instant and easy comparison.
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Price comparisons and tracking are great, but if you have to visit a third-party site to access them, it's easy to skip looking them up. The Tracktor's new Chrome extension doesn't just add price tracking into Chrome like some sort of afterthought, it automatically embeds the price history graph below the current price for zero-effort price watching.
You can review the three-month, six-month, one-year and lifetime price histories for both the new and used versions of the item. In addition to easy reviews, the extension adds a Price Notification widget to the right-hand side of the Amazon interface so you can easily set a notice with The Tracktor to alert you when the price is at or below the amount you'd like to spend on the item. The entire interface, graph and widget is integrated well enough that a casual observer would simply thing it was an Amazon.com feature.
The Tracktor is a free extension for Google Chrome that integrates price tracking into the Chrome browser. For standalone price tracking check out the The Tracktor website. Have a favourite tool for tracking prices in online markets and receiving alerts when it's time to buy? Let's hear about your deal-hunting tools and tricks in the comments.
Republished from Lifehacker.