Check out the site CamelCamelCamel for a great money-saving hack for Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg, Zzounds, and BackCountry. First of all, the service is free. Second, it’s easy to use. Third, it can save you time as well as money.
I just go to CamelCamelCamel and enter the url of the item at Amazon I’m considering buying. A chart will come up for up to a year back, showing the highest price and the lowest price and the dates they were recorded. You’ll be able to set your price target at which you are willing to buy. You don’t commit to anything, they just notify you when the price target is met. Then it’s up to you to decide if you want to buy it or not at Amazon. I’ve noticed that frequently the lowest price is offered for one day only, so grab the deal when you get the email to be sure to get it at that price. It’s a flukey algorithm.