You won’t need Black Friday deals if you use this Amazon shopping hack

Most shoppers wait all year to take advantage of the lucrative Amazon deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If I say you can make all 365 days of the year a Black Friday or Cyber Monday with the help of an Amazon shopping hack, would it interest you? Of course, it would. Moreover, this hack is pretty easy to use, but you will have to dig deeper on the site as Amazon makes it pretty hard to trace such deals.

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Amazon Warehouse Deals: what is it?

The Amazon shopping hack that I am talking about isn’t actually a hack, rather it takes you to a different place on Amazon’s site to search for the items. Thus, the Amazon shopping hack that I am suggesting is to look for an item on Amazon Warehouse Deals as here you will always get an item that you want at a discounted price. This way, you will not have to wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday.

Before we look into it, it is important to know what Amazon Warehouse Deals are, and why they’re always on discount. The products offered under Amazon Warehouse are used or refurbished.

When talking of used products, people mostly think of a second-hand product that the first buyer sold after using it for some time. Though that can be true, it is not always the case. The scope of used items is much bigger than that. Often a product listed as a used item may have never actually been used at all.

For example, suppose you purchased an iPhone from Amazon. When you got the product, you realized that you wanted a different color, so you returned it. Now that the iPhone box is opened, Amazon won’t be selling it as a brand new product. Thus, it lists such products under Amazon Warehouse Deals at a reduced price.

This is not something that only Amazon does; other retailers do it as well. So, this way, you get the product (as good as new) of your choice at much less than the retail price. There is, however, one difficulty that you need to overcome. Amazon does not make it easy to locate these deals. Therefore, you should know where and how to look for these deals.  So let’s start.

How to use this Amazon shopping hack

The first thing that you have to do is go to Amazon.com and then search for “Amazon Warehouse” or “Warehouse Deals.” Once you land on the Amazon Warehouse Deals, you can search for the product category that you are looking for, similar to how you would on any online selling portal.

This is the easy part, where you just have to search for a product category, such as a gift for boys, and more. Things get a little more difficult when you want something specific, and this is where you need to follow a set process to get the best deal.

First, search for the item that you wish to buy as you would on Amazon.

Next, once you have found it, don’t add it to the cart yet, but rather on the page, look for the words “New & Used Offers” or “Used” or “New & Used” or “Buy Used.” You can try to search these words using the browser’s “find” function as well. Usually, these words will come with a link and price listed beside them.

Finally, once you find the link, click it and then look for the items with “Amazon Warehouse” listed as the seller. Such items will also have the Amazon Prime logo displayed near the price. If there is more than one item in stock at Amazon Warehouse, it could mean the items are in varying condition. In such case, there will be a separate listing for each item.

Choose the product you want, and buy it.

Why trust Amazon Warehouse Deals?

All items in the Amazon Warehouse come with a 30-day return policy. This means, if you feel any product is not working as intended or is not in the condition you expected, you can always return it.

Moreover, the company follows a 20-point inspection process to determine the quality of the product before it is listed. Also, they provide a complete description about the condition of the product, so that you know what to expect.

Another important thing that helps you determine the condition of the product is the grading system that Amazon uses. Amazon assigns one of the below five grades to the product it sells under Amazon Warehouse, which are:

Used, acceptable – this means that the product is used, but is still in good working condition.

Used, good – it would mean that the product was used consistently, but is in good working condition.

Used, very good – this grading means that the product has seen limited use, was well taken care of, and is in great working condition.

Used, like new – such products won’t have any signs of wear and tear, but the packaging may be damaged.

Renewed – this is the highest grade for a product on Amazon Warehouse. Such items look like new and have been tested and inspected by experts.

It must be noted that Prime subscribers won’t get a bigger discount on Amazon Warehouse Deals. However, they will still be eligible for free shipping.



About the Author

Aman Jain
Aman is MBA (Finance) with an experience on both Marketing and Finance side. He has worked as a Risk Analyst for AIR Worldwide, and is currently leading VeRa FinServ, a Financial Research firm. Favorite pastimes include watching science fiction movies, reviewing tech gadgets, playing PC games and cricket. - Email him at amanjain@valuewalk.com