Keepa browser extension for Black FridaySource: Windows Central

Black Friday is considered the biggest shopping day of the year, and in 2021, stores like Amazon will be offering a lot of deals, even before Thanksgiving Day and through Cyber Monday (and beyond).

Although during this time, you will be presented with a lot of bargains from Windows 11 laptops and desktops deals to office supplies, and many other items for home and entertainment, you're likely to stumble upon offerings that might not be good deals, and this is when Keepa can come in handy.

Keepa is an online service that tracks the price history of products on Amazon. The extension for Windows 11 and other operating systems gives you an embedded view of the historical data within the product page to make sure you can make an informed purchase. Also, if the item isn't at your desired price, you can create a tracker, and you will receive a notification as soon as the price drops to something you can afford.

In this Windows 11 guide, we will walk you through the steps to set up and use Keepa to track an Amazon product's pricing history to get only the best deals on Black Friday 2021.

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How to install Keepa on a web browser

Whether you use Windows 11 or Windows 10, you can use Keepa in the most popular browsers, including Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome as well as Opera and Safari.

Install extension on Edge

To install the Keepa extension on Microsoft Edge, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Open the Edge Add-ons store.
  3. Click the Get button.

    Keepa for Microsoft EdgeSource: Windows Central

  4. Click the Add extension button.

Install extension on Firefox

To install Keepa in Firefox, use these steps:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Open the Firefox Add-Ons store.
  3. Click the Add to Firefox button.

    Keep for FirefoxSource: Windows Central

  4. Click the Add button.

Install extension on Chrome

To install Keepa for Google Chrome, use these steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Open the Chrome Web Store.
  3. Click the Add to Chrome button.

    Keep for ChromeSource: Windows Central

  4. Click the Add extension button.

Once you complete the steps, Keepa will install on the browser to help you check the price history of products during the Black Friday 2021 sales event from Amazon.

How to use Keepa to check price history on Amazon

To check Amazon products price history, use these steps:

  1. Open the Amazon store.
  2. Sign in with your account (if applicable).
  3. Search for a product to purchase during Black Friday 2021.
  4. Confirm the Keepa embedded information below the product.
  5. Click the Price history tab.

    Keepa Amazon product historySource: Windows Central

The Price history page includes the graph showing the price history of a particular product from Amazon and third-party sellers. The orange chart shows the product sold and fulfill by Amazon. The purple chart shows the history for third-party sellers, and the gray chart is for used products from third-party sellers and Amazon.

On the right side, you have various options to customize the view. You can click each item to show or hide information to focus only on the data you need to make an informed decision.

The Range option (at the bottom of the list) lets you change the history range. Usually, you want to use the "3 Months" or "Year" options.

Once you analyze the data, you can determine whether the product has a Black Friday price or something you can buy at any other time. However, you should not rely only on historical data. It's also recommended to research online to make sure the product is the same or cheaper elsewhere. Sometimes, this can help save a significant amount of money.

Black Friday list on KeepaSource: Windows Central

How to use Keepa to track prices on Amazon

Although you can use the extension to check the price history of Amazon products during Black Friday, if you want to track products and receive alerts, you will need to create a free account.

Create account

To create a Keepa account, use these steps:

  1. Open the Keepa website.
  2. Click the Register button in the top-right.
  3. Click the Register tab.

    Keepa new accountSource: Windows Central

  4. Confirm the account details.
  5. Click the Register button.

Once you complete the steps, you can add Amazon products to track their prices and get alerts.

Create price tracker

To create a tracker to monitor an Amazon product during Black Friday 2021, use these steps:

  1. Open the Amazon store.
  2. Sign in with your account information (if applicable).
  3. Open a product page.
  4. Click the Track product tab.
  5. Under the "Tracking mode" setting, choose the Basic option.
  6. In the orange box enter the desired price for an Amazon product.

    Keepa track Amazon productSource: Windows Central

  7. In the purple box, enter the desired price for a product sold by a third-party seller.
  8. Use the Track for drop-down menu and choose how long to track the product.
  9. Click the Start tracking button.

After you complete the steps, Keepa will monitor the price and notify you when it reaches the desired price.

As you create more price tackers, you can view the complete list on your Keepa account, where you can also delete items you no longer need.

How to customize settings on Keepa

In your Keepa account, you can also manage various settings to make it a little easier to track prices during Black Friday 2021, Prime Day, or any other sales event.

To change the Keepa settings, use these steps:

  1. Open the Keepa website.
  2. Sign in with your credentials (if applicable).
  3. Click the account menu button in the top-right and choose the Settings option.
  4. Click the Notifications tab.

    Keepa main account settingsSource: Windows Central

  5. Select the options to get notified about price alerts, including email, Telegram, web push notifications, or RSS feed.

    Quick note: Keepa also has a mobile app for Android and iPhone devices, which allows you to manage your account, trackers, and get notifications right on your phone.

  6. Click the Website tab.

    Keepa Black Friday 2021 SettingsSource: Windows Central

  7. Under the "Chart appearance" section, you can customize various settings, such as:

    • Graphs to show — Specifies which sellers to see in the product page "Pricing history" embed.
    • Range — Sets the default time range for the price history of the product
    • Filter extreme values — Removes (extremely) high prices from the history view.
  8. Under the "Tracking settings" section, you can change default tracking settings, including:

    • Tracking mode — Selects the default tracking mode when creating a tracker. The "Pro" option is only available for subscribers.
    • Desired price reduction preset — Changes the default percentage reduction price when setting up a tracker.
    • Merchants to prefill with desired prices — Automatically enters the desired price based on the price reduction preset.
    • Track for — Sets the default time range as you create a new tracker.
    • Alter rearm timer — Continue receiving alerts after the price has reached the desired price.
  9. (Optional) Under the "Add-on settings" section, you will find customization settings for styling the experience, including vertical and horizontal sizes, default view, and more.

Once you complete the steps, the changes will save automatically, and they will become the default when using the extension on the browser.

Since Keepa is a browser extension, these instructions should work whether you use Windows 11, Windows 10, macOS, or Linux.

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