Saturday, June 05, 2010

Kindle Skills - Price Watch

June 5, 2010 Cindy O'Neal has a great Price Watch
It is easy to set up and works fine. If you would rather not fork out over 9 or 10 dollars for an electronic book, add it to your Price Watch and be notified with a lovely email the moment the price is lowered. You can decide at that time if you still want it or not.

Go to with your main computer web browser (don't think this will be very easy on your Kindle). Click the Kindle Search tab, then the words Price Watch in the top of the main area of this web page (under the words Advanced Kindle Search). In the Price Watch area, type (or copy from Amazon and paste) the ASIN number or Item Url (web page address) of the book on Amazon in question. Type the email address you want to be notified at, choose with the drop down arrow how long you want to monitor for this item, and click the Submit button to set it all in motion.

Any time you want, return to and check the status of any books you have on your Price Watch list. It is very intuitive and easy to use. Certainly you should have in your list of favorites or bookmarks. It is a great tool to use for Amazon stuff.

In the meantime...
Use your free time wisely and read all the free ebooks you have gleaned over the last few months. The publishers who are hitting us with this ridiculous pricing will come to their senses eventually. This is a very quiet way of letting them know who is really in charge. It is the quiet customers, the ones who never say a word they need to worry about, and I have a feeling there are plenty who are voting with their dollars (or lack thereof).