Amazon is one of the biggest e-commerce sites in the world. Cost-efficiency and convenience, are two of the main reasons why most shoppers prefer to buy from Amazon. However, you might be shocked to know that you might be losing money by making some common mistakes when shopping on Amazon. If you want to avoid losing out, watch out for the following:
Mistake #1: Missing out on ‘secret’ Amazon sections
Amazon has a few secret departments that can help you score some surprising deals. Some of these include Most Wished For, Cheap Read for Kindle, and Coupons. You never know what you may find in these departments, so it’s worth a look. Don’t forget to check out these sections before you make a final purchase.
Mistake #2: Not using rebate apps
Rebate apps like Ibotta® can help you get cashback on your Amazon purchases. But to get the cashback you are required to visit the Amazon site via the app and make a purchase.
Mistake #3: Getting hung up on popular colors
Did you know items cost more in popular colors? Yes! Do a cost comparison to know the price difference. If you’re not looking for an item in a specific color, choose the least popular color option and you might save some extra money.
Mistake #4: Not being aware of dynamic pricing
Amazon uses dynamic pricing. This means that if an item is in high demand, Amazon will increase its price. So, it’s important to pay attention to the changing prices. If you’re not in a hurry to buy an item, notice the change in price over time. That will help you to determine whether the item’s price is worthwhile.
Mistake #5: Buying the latest product when it releases
Similar to other online retailers, Amazon offers lower prices on items that are out of season. These products include gadgets, electronics, clothes, and houseware. If you’re willing to wait and buy out of season products, you might be able to get a better deal.
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