About Us FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

We're currently in alpha release.

This means that things are working, but you may experience a bug or two as we're polishing things and growing our product database.

Feel free to send a message to [email protected] with any comments or suggestions. We'd love to hear from you!

General

What's the goal of the site?

Product prices fluctuate all the time on sites like amazon.com. If it was easy to see the price history, then you could buy on the right day/week/month that the product was on sale. That's where we come in. By showing you price history and sending you alerts, you can get better deals on products on a regular basis.

Does it cost anything to use the site?

No.

Amazon has country specific stores, which ones do you support?

Currently we only support amazon.com.

How do you make money to keep the lights on?

frugalprice.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

Someone told me you have a Reddit bot, is that true?

Yeppers, we do. You can find out more about it in the /r/FrugalPrice wiki

Pricing

How accurate are the prices?

We try to get the latest prices from our sources as often as we can but we can't guarantee they are always up to date. If you find a deal that you like, you should follow the link to amazon.com to verify.

What is list price, average price and percent off?
List price is sometimes referred to as MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price). It is a suggesion on the final retail price by the original manufacturer. This was once useful for determining the value of a product, but nowadays has become irrelevant as few retailers actually sell items for that amount. We use the average price for the product for doing price comparisons and showing the percentage off for the product. The average price a product has been selling for is a more accurate gauge of what you can expect to pay.

Privacy and Cookies

Do you use cookies?

We use cookies to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media and analytics partners. Nothing nefarious, we're just trying to figure out how people are using our site so we can make it more useful. For more detailed info see our Privacy Policy.