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(Credit: (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Amazon Studios)) People tend to look for great deals on shopping online. Here are some secrets on finding deals with Amazon.Amazon—Secrets On Finding Deals
December 10
5:48 AM 2016

Shopping on Amazon the right way is more than clicking items and loading up your cart.  Once you learn a few tricks, you'll find sales and price cuts that you never imagined possible. Here are five insider secrets to save money on Amazon.com.

Shop The Amazon Warehouse And Outlet

Some of us like to browse. We prefer used bookstores, vintage clothing shops, and second-hand furniture stores. Amazon Warehouse is just that kind of place. Here you'll find returned and lightly used products that are still functional but don't qualify as "new."

Conditions range from "Refurbished," "Like New," "Very Good," all the way down to "Acceptable" and the product information includes notes on what defects or blemishes to expect on a particular item.  As you might expect, you'll find a treasure trove of electronics from video games and widescreen TVs to smart watches and Bluetooth speakers. This marketplace does have its risks. On the one hand, the items aren't in perfect condition, and most electronics do not come with warranties.

Find Amazon Coupons

"Coupon" conjures up images of cutting apart newspapers at the kitchen table. Amazon coupons are much simpler than that. You don't have to collect and organize little slips of paper, the way your grandmother does. Instead, you can just visit Amazon's coupon site, collect the ones you want, and redeem them with a click. Your savings will be applied automatically to the final bill.  You can also use the coupons' subscription service to keep the discounts flowing.

"Subscription" may sound suspect, but there is no additional fee. Amazon will help you keep track of your coupons on products you regularly buy. This is particularly convenient for cyclical household items like diapers, toothpaste and tortilla chips.

Get Mall-in And Online Rebates

When you request a rebate, you just enter your order number, and your email address and the system will track the rebate for you. If you're concerned whether the rebate will work, you can track the status instantaneously. It really makes it super simple to get a rebate. 

Check For Price Drops

Many customers don't realize that many Amazon prices fluctuate, based on supply and demand. Unlike a brick-and-mortar store, there's no banner over the front door to announce a major sale, so unless you're paying close attention, a sudden drop in prices can be difficult to spot.

Price Matching TV's

First, you have to be in the market for a new television. Second, you have to do your research. But because Amazon has a low-price guarantee, it's possible that you could nab an incredible deal on your next TV.

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