Chrome extension "Keepa" - Amazon Price Checker - Free
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Chrome extension "Keepa" - Amazon Price Checker - Free

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Found 19th Jun 2017
I think this is probably in the wrong place - hopefully, a mod will move it accordingly.

Adds price history charts and the option to be alerted on price drops to all Amazon sites.
Price History charts

Price History charts for over 200 million Amazon products, even for different versions, colors or sizes of a product.

This is a free Chrome extension - it automatically adds a chart to an Amazon product page, allowing you to see how the price has changed over a period of time. It's basically CamelCamelCamel, but has all the data added to the Amazon product page, so you don't need an additional tab open.

Anyway, I find it very useful, thought I would share.
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nige18226 m ago

This or 'The Camelizer' (from camelcamelcamel.com)? Both have similar …This or 'The Camelizer' (from camelcamelcamel.com)? Both have similar numbers of users.


Camelizer shows historic prices. This gives you alerts once products that meet your search criteria (oral b heads, for example) meets a specific discount. Both have different purposes.

I would love to use these extensions but don't forget, once you install them they can see EVERY WEBPAGE you visit... Like Online banking, emails, etc. Just because it says it only gives you data on amazon product pages, doesn't mean the developers physically can't look at (and mine data from) any other web page you visit...and the extension warnings state as such.
This is why apps are sometimes better.
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this is very useful. I love camelcamel bit always forget about it hidden away up top. have heat op
Is there's any way of getting this on iOS?
coathanger22 m ago

Is there's any way of getting this on iOS?


Not sure, sorry.

But, there is something similar for Android users: TryCamel
A very useful extension - thank you.
really cool, thumbs up here.
This or 'The Camelizer' (from camelcamelcamel.com)? Both have similar numbers of users.
nige182

This or 'The Camelizer' (from camelcamelcamel.com)? Both have similar … This or 'The Camelizer' (from camelcamelcamel.com)? Both have similar numbers of users.


I use Camelizer and its great, its that good I'm surprised another extension exists. As anyone used both and are there any differences?
nige18226 m ago

This or 'The Camelizer' (from camelcamelcamel.com)? Both have similar …This or 'The Camelizer' (from camelcamelcamel.com)? Both have similar numbers of users.


Camelizer shows historic prices. This gives you alerts once products that meet your search criteria (oral b heads, for example) meets a specific discount. Both have different purposes.

I would love to use these extensions but don't forget, once you install them they can see EVERY WEBPAGE you visit... Like Online banking, emails, etc. Just because it says it only gives you data on amazon product pages, doesn't mean the developers physically can't look at (and mine data from) any other web page you visit...and the extension warnings state as such.
This is why apps are sometimes better.
MadeDixonsCry

Camelizer shows historic prices. This gives you alerts once products that … Camelizer shows historic prices. This gives you alerts once products that meet your search criteria (oral b heads, for example) meets a specific discount. Both have different purposes.


Huh? The Cameliser sends alerts too.
Avoid this dodgy extension and just get userscripts/tampermonkey and the CamelCamelCamel userscript.
marra21 m ago

I use Camelizer and its great, its that good I'm surprised another …I use Camelizer and its great, its that good I'm surprised another extension exists. As anyone used both and are there any differences?


This embeds the charts directly into the Amazon webpage.
Also, MadeDixonsCry makes a valid point - no wonder some people use a separate browser/Google account for extensions like these....
these apps make a nice percentage off everything you buy

see if your favourite charity has an easyfundraising page with referral links to amazon and give them the referral instead
easyfundraising.org.uk/
speculatrix10 h, 22 m ago

these apps make a nice percentage off everything you buysee if your …these apps make a nice percentage off everything you buysee if your favourite charity has an easyfundraising page with referral links to amazon and give them the referral insteadhttps://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/


As much as I like the incentive of giving to a charity, you must remember this is a free app and software developers have worked hard to create this FREE extension. What I'm getting at is it would be good to reward these devs too as they have bills to pay and families to support just like we do. If people want to donate to charity, I think it's better to do so on another occasion. Afterall, this is how HotUKDeals is funded and how this community has been running for so many years.
Turret

Avoid this dodgy extension and just get userscripts/tampermonkey and the … Avoid this dodgy extension and just get userscripts/tampermonkey and the CamelCamelCamel userscript.


I'd be grateful for a little more detail on how to do this.
MadeDixonsCry

Camelizer shows historic prices. This gives you alerts once products that … Camelizer shows historic prices. This gives you alerts once products that meet your search criteria (oral b heads, for example) meets a specific discount. Both have different purposes. I would love to use these extensions but don't forget, once you install them they can see EVERY WEBPAGE you visit... Like Online banking, emails, etc. Just because it says it only gives you data on amazon product pages, doesn't mean the developers physically can't look at (and mine data from) any other web page you visit...and the extension warnings state as such. This is why apps are sometimes better.



Or just use trusted extensions only and Incognito mode for online banking.
Arold

I'd be grateful for a little more detail on how to do this.


1) Install either [Greasemonkey] if you're using Firefox or [Tampermonkey] if you're using Chrome.
2) Once the above is installed visit [here] and click install.

All done


Edited by: "Turret" 20th Jun 2017
Turret

1) Install either [Greasemonkey] if you're using Firefox or … 1) Install either [Greasemonkey] if you're using Firefox or [Tampermonkey] if you're using Chrome.2) Once the above is installed visit [here] and click install. All done


Thanks!
MadeDixonsCry

Camelizer shows historic prices. This gives you alerts once products that … Camelizer shows historic prices. This gives you alerts once products that meet your search criteria (oral b heads, for example) meets a specific discount. Both have different purposes. .



....except,like most people, I use Camelizer to receive Amazon price alerts once the price is the same or lower than my desired price, and not just to check for historic prices.

Edited by: "theyiddo" 20th Jun 2017
Turret

Avoid this dodgy extension and just get userscripts/tampermonkey and the … Avoid this dodgy extension and just get userscripts/tampermonkey and the CamelCamelCamel userscript.



What's 'dodgy' about this extension exactly?


You can't just go around saying something is dodgy with no evidence to prove otherwise, it's actually very useful and integrates perfectly into the site as if it was meant to be there - additionally it has a large amount of users and a lot of positive reviews with a developer that promptly replies to people that have problems, is that what you see as dodgy these days?

Turret

2) Once the above is installed visit [here] and click install.



Yeah because clicking a direct download to a random script file from a random person in the comments section definitely isn't as dodgy.
Edited by: "Steelman111" 20th Jun 2017
Turret

Avoid this dodgy extension and just get userscripts/tampermonkey and the … Avoid this dodgy extension and just get userscripts/tampermonkey and the CamelCamelCamel userscript.

Turret

2) Once the above is installed visit [here] and click install.


Oh my God, the js script is barely 16 lines of code, you can see exactly what it does! The extension on the other hand...
MadeDixonsCry

Oh my God, the js script is barely 16 lines of code, you can see exactly … Oh my God, the js script is barely 16 lines of code, you can see exactly what it does! The extension on the other hand...



Isn't Tampermonkey an extension too? So still kinda installing an extension then yes? If you are really paranoid then just don't install anything and check the website manually. Though of course persistent cookies could be a problem for you, perhaps avoid the internet to keep yourself secure?

Btw, I can see why some people might have concern in general over extensions, but we aren't talking about an extension with a dozen installs from some third party website or something. Both the Keepa and Camelizer extensions seem to have similarly high numbers of installs and are fairly recently updated. It is down to individual users if they trust individual extensions, but to me both of these look safe. And if you have any concerns, go on Incognito mode before doing anything secure such as online banking.
Edited by: "nige182" 21st Jun 2017
nige182

Isn't Tampermonkey an extension too? So still kinda installing an … Isn't Tampermonkey an extension too? So still kinda installing an extension then yes? If you are really paranoid then just don't install anything and check the website manually. Though of course persistent cookies could be a problem for you, perhaps avoid the internet to keep yourself secure?Btw, I can see why some people might have concern in general over extensions, but we aren't talking about an extension with a dozen installs from some third party website or something. Both the Keepa and Camelizer extensions seem to have similarly high numbers of installs and are fairly recently updated. It is down to individual users if they trust individual extensions, but to me both of these look safe. And if you have any concerns, go on Incognito mode before doing anything secure such as online banking.



You are right, the tampermonkey extension in the comment you quoted is an extension that can read all your website but there is an alternative that does not: chrome.google.com/web…-GB

Personally, I live in the dark ages and avoid all these scripts (I like my browsing as fast as possible) and don't use online banking.

Steelman111

What's 'dodgy' about this extension exactly?You can't just go around … What's 'dodgy' about this extension exactly?You can't just go around saying something is dodgy with no evidence to prove otherwise, it's actually very useful and integrates perfectly into the site as if it was meant to be there - additionally it has a large amount of users and a lot of positive reviews with a developer that promptly replies to people that have problems, is that what you see as dodgy these days?Yeah because clicking a direct download to a random script file from a random person in the comments section definitely isn't as dodgy.



nige182

Isn't Tampermonkey an extension too? So still kinda installing an … Isn't Tampermonkey an extension too? So still kinda installing an extension then yes? If you are really paranoid then just don't install anything and check the website manually. Though of course persistent cookies could be a problem for you, perhaps avoid the internet to keep yourself secure?Btw, I can see why some people might have concern in general over extensions, but we aren't talking about an extension with a dozen installs from some third party website or something. Both the Keepa and Camelizer extensions seem to have similarly high numbers of installs and are fairly recently updated. It is down to individual users if they trust individual extensions, but to me both of these look safe. And if you have any concerns, go on Incognito mode before doing anything secure such as online banking.



OP is a 'random person' too.
The script is just a few lines of code making up a harmless js file. Just about every website on the internet loads up multiple js files when you visit them. The fact I linked directly to it whether the code was malicious of not would have done no harm.

Greasemonkey/Tampermonkey are both Opensource so you know exactly what the extensions are doing unlike the one linked to by OP.
this is the best app on playstore. Great find!
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