Back in December of 2017, I was tipped off by Tim Celeski that I could pick up a Yost woodworking vise for a good deal on Amazon. So, I pulled the trigger and picked up the Yost M9ww 9″ rapid action woodworking vice for a whopping $64.
At the time I knew this was a good deal, but I wasn’t aware of just how much the price fluctuated. It wasn’t until a reader wrote me to ask about how I got the vice for such a good deal that I started to look into the data.
It appears that I managed to walk into a great deal. I use a browser plugin called Keepa to track Amazon prices and I hit rock bottom on this vice. By the time the review was released in the magazine, the price had doubled!
I doubt that I am the only one that shops for tools on Amazon frequently. Have any of you found a good Amazon shopping strategy?
– David Lyell
p.s. While writing this blog post, I noticed in my Keepa dashboard that the price of the Tormek TT-50 Truing and Dressing Tool is down $11 since the last time I looked at it! A couple weeks ago it was $91 and now it’s $80!