Save Money Watching for Price Drops

Farecast.com

Farecast.com is a fairly popular site that many of you might already know.It is an excellent resource to check before purchasing an airline ticket and get a buy now or wait suggestion.

Farecast analyses past historical data and provide recommendations on if the flight ticket price you are interested in is supposed to stay the same or rise or drop (even by how much). This can be handy when you are unsure if a good deal might come along after you bought the ticket.

Farecast also shows how high low the current price is to the previous average. As you can see, my flight to Vegas right now is $64 less than the average and it is predicted to rise.

Also, you can get an idea on when to travel to a place if your dates are flexible. Or you can find out where to travel on particular dates based on flight ticket prices.

Farecast has a beta version of Hotel room prices too. I haven’t tried this yet but it’ll be interesting to see how this will work for hotels.

PriceAmbush.com

PriceAmbush.com is a shopping service that tracks product prices and emails if the price product drops. If you think, the price of iPod Touch is high right now, go to PriceAmbush and search for it. Then just click on ‘Add Alert’ to enter your email address and target price.

Also, check out the cloud tag to see the top products being searched by folks. Here is a sample how a search for Canon Rebel XTi looks like.

What are you waiting for? If you already know what you are going to get your wife this Christmas, jump to PriceAmbush and set up an alert to watch for price drops.

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7 Responses to “Save Money Watching for Price Drops”

  1. Mike Martin September 14, 2007 at 1:45 pm #

    There is another great site out there that you might not be aware of called Airfarewatchdog.com.

    These guys search thousands of fares by hand every day to come up with the best possible deals. They cover all of the discount carriers as well as specials listed only on airline websites.

    Plus you can sign up for a daily newsletter which let’s you know about the best fares from your city.

    Worth checking out…

  2. K-IntheHouse September 14, 2007 at 2:56 pm #

    Mike, thanks for stopping by to comment. I just checked it out and it looks like an excellent resource! Really appreciate the tip. :-) And welcome to ShanKri-la!

  3. TDavid September 15, 2007 at 1:06 pm #

    Money-saving websites rock. I knew about Farecast, but didn’t know about Price Ambush (thanks!).

    Along a similar vein, priceprotectr.com will watch for prices on things you just bought and email you when the price goes down so you can go back in and get a price comparison.

  4. K-IntheHouse September 15, 2007 at 1:40 pm #

    David.. welcome to ShanKri-la! Glad you took the time to comment. :-)

    I agree. Saving money with webapps is one of my favorite thing to do. I checked out PriceProtectr and it looks pretty cool. Maybe I’ll write a post on it too in the coming weeks. Thanks for the heads up.

  5. TDavid September 15, 2007 at 1:51 pm #

    yw K-intheHouse, I meant price match refund, not comparison in my original comment. My name is TDavid or TD for short as my friends call me :)

  6. adam green September 17, 2007 at 9:53 am #

    thanks ShanKri-la for mentioning the priceAmbush.com project!
    we’re hoping to continue some goodness – looking forward to watching price drops.
    –adam
    http://www.priceambush.com – clever & patient shopping

  7. K-IntheHouse September 17, 2007 at 11:59 am #

    @TD.. not a problem. I got what you meant in your comment. :-) And my friends call me K!

    @Adam.. thanks for taking the time to comment. I find yoiur product very useful in saving money with purchases. With Christmas shopping looming for a lot of folks, your service can save us a lot of money! Great job with PriceAmbush.

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