MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Now that Black Friday is only a memory and Cyber Monday begins, more than 200,000 overwhelmed consumers have turned to a free web tool called TrackIf to track the best, lowest prices on everything from toys to electronics. TrackIf works similarly to Pinterest, but instead of simply "pinning" or sharing things, TrackIf has the ability to track and alert users if the merchandise they want drops in price, hits target prices, is back in stock or has special offers like free shipping.
So what products are consumers tracking coming out of the busy shopping weekend and into Cyber Monday? As of this morning, the most tracked electronic gifts are:
- HDTVs: 4,798 people are tracking these, with Samsung leading the pack. 32" TVs are the most tracked, followed by 50" TVs.
- XBOX 360 Bundles: 2,926 people tracking
- Apple iPad 2: 2,897 people tracking
- Kindle Paperwhite: 2,100 people tracking
"There were wild fluctuations on many of these products through the weekend," said Doug Berg, Founder and Chief Tracker of TrackIf. "TV prices on Target.com changed an average of 21 percent while TV prices at BestBuy.com fluctuated an average of 37.9 percent."
TrackIf is a Minneapolis-based startup that provides a free web watch-list for anyone that searches or shops online. TrackIf actively tracks more than 1,000 sites online and alerts users on price changes, special offers, in-stock notifications, and new item posts for the exact products they want. Users also can use TrackIf to instantly see where any product is on sale across the web, and see the price change history of any product prior to purchasing to see if it's the right time to buy or track a product and purchase it later when it drops.
TrackIf is not limited to just products, but also helps users track house prices, cars and motor vehicles, appliances, stock prices, vacation deals, Craigslist and eBay auctions, concert tickets and more.
TrackIf launched in early 2013 and has more than 200,000 users and sends alerts on more than $1 million dollars per month in possible savings. Users can register and use the site at TrackIf.com, and also can download the browser plugins to easily track items as they visit sites. TrackIf also has mobile and tablet applications for use on the go.