Although Amazon just wrapped up its fall Prime Day event, Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday remain the biggest shopping days of the year. Fortunately, as in previous years, we’ll be working to highlight the best prices on tablets, phones, TVs, gaming gear and other tech throughout the deal-packed week, whether you plan to shop in person or online.

You can always count on us to post the best deals you need to know about, but if you want to be among the first to spot price drops on the products you’re interested in, you’ll want to prepare with price tracking tool. We’ve included a few of our favorite examples below, pointing out how each can help you track deals in slightly different ways, each with their own special features.

They’re all free to use, and once you’ve added products you’d like to monitor, you can rest easy knowing you don’t need to take any further action until it’s time to make a purchase. Just make sure you keep email notifications turned on to see updates as they arrive.

A quick note: although there have been more exclusive online deals in the past two years than in previous years, this is likely due to the fact that many people were still shopping online due to the pandemic. While in-person shopping is by no means as popular as it was before 2020, it’s possible that 2022 will see some exclusive in-store deals.

CamelCamelCamel tracks the price of every product sold on Amazon and can send you alerts when an item drops to a certain threshold. Once a product reaches your desired price or below, you will receive an email to let you know. You can use the extension price chart to determine what price is likely to happen, but this is always a shot in the dark. This price tracker also only works for products on Amazon, so you’ll need to use one of the trackers below if you want to track price fluctuations at Walmart, Best Buy, and other retail sites .

To track prices and receive email notifications, you’ll need to create a free CamelCamelCamel account. We also suggest installing site browser extension, The Camelizer, which currently works with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Microsoft Edge. The handy tool lets you see pricing trends on a product-by-product basis and lets you set the price you want without ever leaving Amazon. It’s fantastic, easy to use and works in a number of countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, Italy and Australia.

As soon as a product drops below the amount set in your price alert, you will receive an email immediately. And if you already have a wishlist saved on Amazon, you can easily import it in CamelCamelCamel.

Like CamelCamelCamel, the Honey browser extension can track the prices of items you’re interested in and will alert you when it finds a deal. However, unlike the price tracking site above, Honey will also scan every site you visit for offer codes that can be applied to your checkout total to save you even more money. Look for the orange Honey icon that will appear on the right side of your browser window when you get to a product page (you can move its location as you see fit, but it’s there by default). If you click on this icon, you can see the coupon options. take a closer look at historical price information and compare prices at different retailers.

Honey works with Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and a number of other prominent retailers, and you can add items to your “Droplist,” which is a watchlist of your desired price list. The handy Honey plugin also offers a “Smart Droplist” feature that automatically adds frequently viewed items to your Droplist.

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Slickdeals brings together some of the best deals on the internet as discovered by its team and community of users. Its site also lets you browse coupons and create deal alerts based on specific keywords, but the latter work a little differently on Slickdeals than with the above sites.

You can enter a product name, such as “Nintendo Switch OLED,” “Sonos,” or a retailer name, and once it’s added to your list, you’ll be notified of a deal alert if it meets your criteria. You can set it to alert you to literally every deal related to your keyword, or you can filter deals so that you’re notified if, for example, a deal is popular enough to reach Slickdeals‘ front page or if it has earned a high rating from the community. If you like to browse deals, it’s usually a good idea to visit Slickdeals often, especially since it recently launched a Black Friday component that lets you preview circulars for Best Buy, Target, and other retailers.

As you might guess from the name, PC Part Picker helps you determine which computer components are compatible with each other and which are not, making the already daunting task of putting together a DIY PC setup a little easier.

This alone makes it a crucial tool for both veterans and people new to building PCs, but it’s also an excellent price tracker that shows you a detailed chart illustrating current and previous movement in the price for a particular component. It allows you to create the computer of your dreams and can alert you by email about price drops for every component from major retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg, B&H Photo, and more. That way, you can wait to buy everything until that CPU or graphics card drops to a lower price that you know it’s reached before.

For a more unbiased approach to see if you’re getting a good deal, just use the Microsoft Edge browser. Over the past few years, the browser has been able to tell you when you’re looking for the best price on a particular product from a number of retailers. If you are, it will tell you. If not, it will direct you to a retailer where you can get a better deal. It’s so simple. Microsoft Edge is available on Windows PC, macOS, and Linux, as well as Android and iOS.

Trust the experts

We’re a discerning bunch here On the edge, so don’t worry if you go into Black Friday / Cyber ​​Monday without any preparation. We’ll round up the best tech deals and keep our coverage up to date with new sale items while weeding out old ones to avoid any disappointment. While we usually suggest looking out for deals starting the day after Thanksgiving — or November 25, in this case — the truth is that a few retailers (read: Best Buy) have already jumped the gun and started offering some great deals leading up to the shopping holiday. So, bookmark our coverage, follow us on Twitter, and start saving some money for the busy Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday shopping events.