PriceWatcher
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Monitor hot items and price drops on Amazon.   Shareware ($1.99)
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  • Developer
    awatcher.net
PriceWatcher lets you monitor hot items and price drops on Amazon.com. Send alert email if you choose to.

Tired of missing out the hot deals on Amazon.com before they are gone within minutes? AmazonWatcher is a program that allows you to monitor the availability and price change on hot items. Also, it can monitor price drop of your interested items and send you alert email.
What's New
Version 1.7.5:
  • Fixed network issue
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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PriceWatcher User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Zx81 reviewed on 09 Dec 2012
Not working at all. 1,99$ lost.

"Due to an user abusing the usage of PriceWatcher, Amazon has disabled product inquiry service to us, resulting in PriceWatcher not functioning again. We are in contact with Amazon to solve this issue. We apologize for the inconvenience. Stay tuned."
[Version 1.7.3]


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Zx81 commented on 23 Sep 2012
Not working again and their site is replaced by this sentence
:"Due to an user abusing the usage of PriceWatcher, Amazon has blocked product inquiry service to us, resulting in PriceWatcher not functioning again. We are in contact with Amazon to solve this issue. We apologize for the inconvenience. Stay tuned."
One would at least expect to post on a product forum on the dev's site.
[Version 1.7.3]


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Brilormac reviewed on 25 Jul 2012
Usually works well but today encountered a cryptic "network error 301" with no further explanation. The developer website ( awatcher.net ) has a one line message saying a fix will be posted soon.
[Version 1.7.3]

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Zx81 replied on 27 Jul 2012
There does not seem to be a proper "developer's site" ; just one sentence on a blank page : "We are currently experiencing network problem with Amazon service. A fix will be posted soon."
I have a strange feeling...Hope I'm wrong.
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Barker commented on 01 Jun 2011
That's what I was looking for. A very basic app [though weighty]. Will be looking forward to updates.
[Version 1.7]


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Neartheredrocks reviewed on 12 May 2011
This is a nice and handy little application and the fact that it is free for use with up to 5 items makes it even better.
[Version 1.6]


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Snappir reviewed on 03 May 2011
24 MB !!!
that's too much
[Version 1.5.1]

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awatcher.net (developer) replied on 03 May 2011
Thanks for the feedback. As I said in an early post, the program was written using 3rd party cross-platform framework. That's why the binary is big. However, I do realize I should be able to reduce the binary size by half by stripping the 64-bit binaries as they are not necessary.
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Springheelmac commented on 12 Apr 2009
Damn, its gone and I really need this. Would anyone like to email it to me?
[Version 0.4.2]


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Xplicit commented on 12 Mar 2008
7.1MB for such a "small" app? That's quite a lot.
[Version 0.3.3]

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amazonwatcher (developer) replied on 12 Mar 2008
It uses cross-platform code, that why it is big, and also why it has a Windows version:-) If you're concerned about spyware and such, rest assured. It is 100% clean:)
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Tice commented on 12 Dec 2007
Great tool! Waiting for the option to watch non-Amazon sellers. That would make this app ultimate.
[Version 0.3.1]


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Robby.is.on commented on 17 Aug 2007
Thanks a lot for going to the trouble of re-releasing the app for drag&drop install. Very much appreciated! :)

I would also be interested in an option for watching non-US Amazon stores, in my case the German store.
[Version 0.2a]

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Amazonwatcher replied on 19 Aug 2007
FYI, new version has been posted and it supports 6 Amazon stores now!
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Mactester.com had trouble on 24 Jul 2012
Unhelpful, cryptic "Network error: 301" error dialog on app launch or manual check.

Un-Mac-like app-modal dialog (generic question mark icon, resize control that doesn't work) could be Mac-like sheet, and with badged app icon.)
[Version 1.7.2]

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Mactester.com replied on 24 Jul 2012
Anyway, MacUpdate info is out-of-date; current version is 1.7.3 and it's now called PriceWatcher.
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MacUpdate-Warren replied on 24 Jul 2012
I've updated our listing. Thanks!
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Amazonwatcher had trouble on 17 Aug 2007
Hi Robby, what system were you trying to install it on? This program only supports 10.3.9 or later. What error message does it give you when you install it?
[Version 0.2]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 17 Aug 2007
The point 'Robby' was trying to make is that because it requires a package installer, rather than a drag and drop install into the Applications folder, he does not want to try it... he is apparently wary of what else besides the application gets installed and where those other things (if any) get installed. Many people are wary of package installers when they feel a given software should be a drag and drop install into the Applications folder.
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Amazonwatcher commented on 17 Aug 2007
I see. I will update the installer to "drag & drop" form. Is that what most mac users like? Sorry I'm very new to mac software distribution.
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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 17 Aug 2007
Most users want to download an application and, after processing the downloaded file, want to simply drag and drop the application to their Applications folder.

Of course, some applications require dependent files to be installed as well (sometimes in the Application Support folder in OS X) but if an app does not require dependent files to be installed in various places in OS X, then people much rather drag and drop a given application into the Applications folder.

Hope I am stating this clearly...
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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 17 Aug 2007
Ok, thanks... the new download has been posted and it is a drag and drop installation.

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Surfspirit rated on 03 Nov 2012

[Version 1.7.3]


Downloads:8,212
Version Downloads:535
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Shareware
Date:02 Feb 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $1.99
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PriceWatcher lets you monitor hot items and price drops on Amazon.com. Send alert email if you choose to.

Tired of missing out the hot deals on Amazon.com before they are gone within minutes? AmazonWatcher is a program that allows you to monitor the availability and price change on hot items. Also, it can monitor price drop of your interested items and send you alert email.


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