Yeah !! you know about it, you've been shopping a lot online. You've spent ages, hopping from site to site in search of the lowest price and have become a shopping-ninja. You can even find the best price from the millions of results Google returns in just (0.47 seconds).
But still there are few things you may have missed. So I (ex-shopping-ninja) thought of sharing my observations to help fellow buyers.
The Best Price Hunt - You put in lot of efforts in finding the lowest price before making a purchase. Online purchase decisions, mostly are not instantaneous (I am not talking about tickets here). Hunt continues till you're not sure on the champion seller. (which may even take a week or two)
But is it the best price at the time of your purchase ??? Well may be !!
Or may be not, because Product Prices Fluctuate . Yes !!! they do a lot. AND I am not talking about the depreciating price of electronics over time. C'mon...everyone knows that a blackberry released at 20,000 may drop to 15,000 after six months.
What I noted is - Online stores keep changing the prices many times in a month and sometimes even 3-4 times in a week. And fluctuations mean both Price Hikes and Price Drops.
[Image - HTC Radar price at 5 major Indian online retailers for last 30 days]
So If you follow the prices before making a purchase, you may get a price drop.
( I now follow the prices before buying. )
Hope you grab the best deal at the Right Time.