Track price drops with ShoppingNotes.com

This free service sends you e-mail alerts when there's a price reduction on a product you're tracking.

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Rick Broida is the author of numerous books and thousands of reviews, features and blog posts. He writes CNET's popular Cheapskate blog and co-hosts Protocol 1: A Travelers Podcast (about the TV show Travelers). He lives in Michigan, where he previously owned two escape rooms (chronicled in the ebook "I Was a Middle-Aged Zombie").
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Want to know when there's a price reduction on that PS3 you've been eyeballing? Or the Amazon Kindle? Or just about anything else sold online?

ShoppingNotes.com tracks individual products and sends you an e-mail alert whenever there's a price drop.

There are two ways to use ShoppingNotes. First, you can copy and paste a product-page URL into the site's Web form, then enter your e-mail address for receiving alerts. Alternately, you can install the ShoppingNotes bookmarklet, which greatly simplifies the price-watch process: when viewing a product page, just click the bookmark.

You can also sign up for a free ShoppingNotes account, which lets you view and organize your alerts, get up-to-date prices, and so on. Definitely a handy little service for anyone waiting for a bargain to come along. Of course, there are loads of other price-watch services--this one just happened to cross my radar. If you've had good luck with another service, tell me about it in comments!