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Little-known to its millions of fans, the Amazon products we buy everyday are often available for 50-90% less… if we know where to look. These deals are available year-round, not just during events like Prime Day or Black Friday.
Here are 8 tech savvy tips for saving money on Amazon
1. Filter by Price
Set price ceilings so that your Amazon searches only show products below a certain price. For example, this link displays the best Amazon products in the Baby category for under $10. Here’s a complete table with Amazon’s very best products under $10, $5, and even $1.
2. Browse Amazon Gold Box
Browse Gold Box to discover “flash sale” style deals. Amazon curates this collection itself, so most of the options are well-reviewed tech, fashion, and home products.
3. Search Amazon Outlet
Outlet is like Gold Box, but focuses on Clearance Items and overstock. They’re out-of-the-box new, but discounted by the manufacturers.
4. Buy Pre-Owned from Amazon Warehouse
Whereas Gold Box and Outlet have new offerings, Warehouse is all used items (often Amazon customer returns). If you don’t mind pre-loved items, you save $2 – $5 on average and upwards of $10 for higher-ticket things.
5. Use Deal Sites
Websites like wyattdeals.com work with Amazon sellers to bring exclusive deals to the public. Wyatt Deals guarantees 50-90% off retail prices, with items available on a first-come-first serve basis. Membership is free.
6. Enlist the Help of Price Trackers
Have your eye on something special? Sites like camelcamelcamel let you track the price of Amazon items in real-time. When the item hits your desired price (say, 15% off), the app notifies you by email so that you can hop onto Amazon and buy it.
7. Install Browser Extensions
Honey is an extension for the Google Chrome browser that provides a feed of Amazon promo codes that other shoppers confirm as working. It’s the “wisdom of the crowd” at its finest.
8. Look for Kindle Books on Matchbook
Love to read? Amazon’s Matchbook page says it all: “For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now allow you to buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. Only books purchased online, sold and fulfilled by amazon.com qualify.” So, if you’ve bought a lot of print books on Amazon, you can now retroactively claim the digital versions at a deep discount.