The Camelizer

The Camelizer Firefox add-on 1.2

Price Watching Made Easy

The Camelizer is a plug-in app for Google, Safari and Mozilla Firefox which allows you to look at historic prices of virtually any product or services. Thinking of buying something soon? With the Camelizer you can see whether to do so right away or wait for the price to drop.

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PROS

  • Ideal for shoppers who use Amazon a great deal
  • Simple to use

CONS

  • Some problems with automated synchronisation
  • Not all delivery costs are included in the prices

The Camelizer is a plug-in app for Google, Safari and Mozilla Firefox which allows you to look at historic prices of virtually any product or services. Thinking of buying something soon? With the Camelizer you can see whether to do so right away or wait for the price to drop.

Market-beating technology

Essentially, the Camelizer is designed for online stores. So long as the internet retailer is supported by the plug-in, a toolbar will appear on your screen when you view a particular product. From here, it is just a click to be able to view the price history charts Camel produce without the difficulty of having to visit a third-party site. This means being able to make rapid and well-informed buying decisions without leaving a retailer's product page. The app works with the majority of Amazon's international sites (US, UK, DE, FR, CA, CN, IT, ES and JP). With it, you get convenient access to the complete buying history data already collected for you at Camel's site.

Pricing up

Although this app does a similar job to other ones, the Camelizer is the only one which accesses the specific data at Camel's website. Furthermore, it is easy to use with a single icon being placed on the address bar for you to click on when you want to look at pricing history.

I love shopping online, and if you do too, you're going to like The Camelizer. I know, it's a bizarre name, but don't worry - it doesn't have anything to do with camels, unless you want to buy one. If you're a frequent visitor to sites like Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, or Newegg.com, this Firefox add-on will allow you to follow the price trends of your favourite products, so you can check if there is a pattern and strike while the price is low.

Without any configuration options and just a little vertical tab on the left of the screen, The Camelizer is very discreet. The tab appears when you are on a product page of a supported website. When you click, you'll see you'll see a graph of the product's price variations over the last few months. You can also share the information using a plain link, on Twitter or via a variety of other services. The Camelizer's layout changes slightly depending on the retailer you are viewing, but the basic information is the same on all pages.

Clicking on The Camelizer's information will take you to a new tab that displays more details. From here you can isolate certain price patterns, search The Camelizer's website for similar products/manufacturers/categories, track the product (after you fill in a short form) or get an RSS feed of price changes. The Camelizer asks you to read a privacy policy before you install - here they disclose a minor commercial relationship they have with Amazon. This might make some users uncomfortable, but I applaud the forthright approach.

If you're a frequent shopper on the sites supported by The Camelizer, it's a great way of keeping your costs to a minimum.

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