Check Amazon Prices Over the Phone

Have you ever found yourself in a bookstore or record shop wishing that you could check how much a certain item costs at Amazon before deciding whether or not to buy it? If so, then I’ve got the perfect solution for you. Just grab your cellphone and call So what the heck is Amabuddy? It’s a free online service that allows you to call in and enter an ISBN number to get Amazon’s current price on any book or CD. The best part is that they bookmark items that you’ve queried such that you can pull up a list from their site (using your phone number) when you get back home — they make a commission if you click through and buy from their site. Their toll free number is currently down, but pretty much every cell phone now offers free long distance, so this shouldn’t present any problems. If you want to try it out, give them a call at (617) 712-3574.

7 Responses to “Check Amazon Prices Over the Phone”

  1. Anonymous

    I used this today, at a library booksale. I actually used it to find out whether it was worth buying a book to resell on Amazon’s marketplace. I was able to elimiate quite a few purchases by finding out they were only selling for pennies on Amazon. And I’ve seen an ad for a similar service that wanted $4.99 a month! This is fantastic, thanks so much.

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