You may know this already, but one of the great undocumented features on Amazon.com is the ability to track the price fluctuation on items you “save for later” in your Shopping Cart. Nearly every day, I hit Amazon and click on “Cart” to see what messages appear to let me know if an item’s price has increased or decreased (and they only appear the first time you access your cart, so don’t miss them!).

One of the items I’ve been tracking for a while is this Cuisinart 14-cup stainless steel food processor. Its retail price is $400, but the average Amazon price over the past few months or so has been about $180-190. Once or twice, it’s dropped to about $170, and I was sorely tempted to spring for it. But I always held off hoping it might go even lower one of these days.

Today it’s down to $149.99. Moreover, Amazon is having a promotion for $25 off when you buy $125 or more in their Kitchen & Housewares department.

Needless to say, I sprang.

(Clearly lots of other people are springing too. As I write this, this item is the #2 seller in Kitchen & Housewares.)

All told, I spent $126.95, and that’s including one-day shipping (only $3.99 with Amazon Prime) so I can get it tomorrow and play with it over the weekend. Whee!

Now I’m eyeing the KitchenAid Stand Mixer Attachment Pack set which is down to $89.99 when the lowest I’ve ever seen it drop before today was to about $120. I don’t know if I’ll really need most of those attachments when I’ll already have a really good food processor, and I’d have to put in some extra hours to cover my spending spree. But I’m wondering if it’d be worth having.

I’m in kitchen heaven!

6 thoughts on “I’m in kitchen heaven!

  • August 17, 2006 at 11:07 am
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    Oh, wow. Want.

    -J

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  • August 17, 2006 at 11:08 am
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    Ooh. Thanks for the tip on the KitchenAid pack – I’ve been wanting that set myself and putting it off, but I think it may be time to, as you say, spring.

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  • August 17, 2006 at 11:14 am
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    It’d be cool if they had some error in which you actually got a free food processor and $15 for your trouble.

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  • August 17, 2006 at 11:49 am
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    dude. so cool. i’m going to check out the blenders and try your technique. i used to do that with CDs and DVDs, but the fluctuation was never quite as dramatic or exciting b/c the prices, generally, were never very high.

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  • July 18, 2007 at 6:33 pm
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    odd1906evil@even2006good.com

    Interesting comaprisons can be made between how the gods inflicted Christianity upon Europeans and Latinos and how they imposed the institution that is the United States:::
    The gods forced Christianity on Europeans, creating necessity. They employed temptive tactics on Latinos, leading them to the missionaries with “civilized luxuries”.

    The Irish are special:::
    1. Defeated the invading rapist pirate Scandanavian Vikings.
    2. Were forced into emmigrating to the United States with the Potato Famine (1946-1957) as opposed to falling for temptation (request/comply), religious strife, political unrest, wanting more (greed).
    I suspect the Irish are at the top of the “food chain” of necessity, religious strife coming in a distant 2nd. As such the gods accept culpability, having forced them into the migration.
    Political strife are just abrasive, arrogant individuals unwilling to accept the rules of their motherland because of their disfavor.

    Rock ‘n’ roll is dead. It primarily taqrgetted an audience less disfavored than this Southern country/western demographic.
    Too many of you are proud of the perpetual nature of your music genre. The reality is country’western IS perpetual because the gods hate your guts and want you consumed by this music.
    Music is the worst distraction upon poeple because its appeal is maintained over time, unlike other tools they use in the media to prey on the disfavored (movies, etc)::You can listen to your favorite album again and again. Once you’ve seen a movie there’s no reason to see it again.

    Blacks be looking up at white trash too::::They’d be wise to improve their lives by upgrading from hip hop to raggae, but they are best served by not listening to music.
    Street racers would be smart to take their racing out to the dirt track, but they are best served by refraining from this activity.
    BBQ/meatheads would be wise to “Know your cuts of meat” and chose only Kosher beef/chicken, but they’d be best served by becoming vegetarian.
    It depends on what you want in life. Either you’re going to maintain your lifestyle or you will make the changes needed to optimize your empathy and understanding for others, in the process maximizing the time/priveledge level you will realize on the other planets.

    HTH isn’t merely a Jew repellant:::It was also a warning to not get involved in the Situation.

    “What do aliens have to do with Halloween?” “SILENCE!!!”
    Aliens have a LOT to do with Halloween. First they scapegoatted the Celtics when they pushed them into creating this “holiday” 1000 years ago and used this event to cost children in the modern era.
    One problem with the Irish is their corruptability, and many of them think they are earning because they are the source of this event. Quite the contrary:::They have lost time because Halloween is used to hurt children today.
    Black people need to be attentive:::Learn from other’s mistakes, for you have paid very dearly::::You are NOT earning because of hip hop or anything else. Scapegoatting is a way to hurt the grossly disfavored and ensure as few as possible make it in TheBigEnd.

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