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7 Tips for Shopping on Amazon

December 6th 2016 by
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Amazon has become the go-to global marketplace to find what you want at a good price. Amazon serves over 300 million customers, with about half of U.S. households holding a Prime membership.

Don’t forget to stay savvy with this online e-commerce giant though – here are seven tips to help you out.

Get a Refund for Television Price Drops

If you buy a television through Amazon (and it’s sold through them), keep an eye on the price of the television over the next week. If you see the price drop, you can ask for a refund on the difference.

Rumor has it that may be true for some other high-ticket items, so it never hurts to ask.

Use Price Trackers

Amazon is known for their bargains, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re the best. Use Google Shopping or Price Grabber to make sure you’re getting a deal. And browser extensions like PriceBlink make it even easier.

Check Out Bargains

Speaking of bargains, Amazon Warehouse and Amazon Outlet are both places to check out. You can shop for slightly used or returned items that are still 100% functional – just a lot cheaper!

Know Return Policies

Depending on the merchant, you’ll have different return/exchange policies, so check it out before checking out.

Even if you’re shopping directly from Amazon, they do have some non-returnable items. Wine, gift cards, and insects are on that list.

Trade Your Old Stuff

You can sell your old books, music, toys, etc. for an Amazon gift card. The best part is: the shipping is on them! You can declutter and make money at no cost to you.

Check Out Amazon Family

Prime members can set up Amazon Family to get great discounts on baby items – like 20% off diapers.

Schedule Recurring Deliveries

You know the basics you need every month: soap, paper products, cleaning supplies, or whatever it is your family goes through fast. Amazon allows you to set up recurring deliveries of these products, which is convenient for you, plus you’ll enjoy discounts on these items.


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