So like most people in the world I shop at Amazon.com and prices on there can fluctuate.
Sometimes a little, sometimes a lot but there were a bunch of times when I'd manually check prices day in, day out and I'd still buy something and a few days later the price would drop and I'd just hate everything.
Anyway, a while ago, someone told me about CamelCamelCamel, and it's basically a website with the most terrible name ever, but it tracks prices for Amazon products, and you can see like the items history, and the lowest, highest and average price, and you can get alerts when it hits the price you want, and it's just totally useful.
The thing is so that this site has turned me into some kind of weirdly intense Amazon shopper.
I mean, I'm not involved in any stocks or investments.
But the way I use camel.
That's kind of how I imagine strung out stock brokers to be.
Even with mundane stuff I buy like toilet paper or shampoo.
My internal monologue goes something like this.
The lowest price this shampoo's ever been was $5 four months ago.
Now it's $10 bit the average is $8.
So hell no I'm not going to buy it.
But I gotta wait until the supply and demand pushes it back down to $8 market price.
So then maybe I'll buy it.
Okay maybe at seven.
Then I'll buy it then.
Only when it's seven.
I'll buy then.
And in the end, all this tracking of like, dishwashing soap, and Glade Plugins saved me like what, $6?
But I don't really care, because I feel like one of those smart consumers everyone keeps talking about.
Well, I feel both smart, and also embarrassingly cheap.
But, you know, I can handle that.