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.