Who doesn’t love shopping on Amazon?
It’s hard to beat the prices, but what if I told you that you can do better?
I’m not talking about shopping somewhere else.
I’m talking about better deals where you already shop. On Amazon.
Here are 9 tools to become a master shopper on Amazon…
What Works and What Doesn’t
There have been numerous tools through the years for shopping on Amazon.
Many of them have bit the dust like Jungle Crazy, Deal Locker’s Secret Amazon Discount and Refund Please. Those sites were great.
There used to actually be a website that allowed you to get paid when someone bought you something off your wish list…yeah, shut down. It was called AmzWsh and the entire idea of it seemed a little sketchy to me.
I’m actually going to keep this list up to date. I want you to be able to come back to list and use all the resources in the future, including resources I add when I find out about them.
Without further ado, here they are…
9 Tools to Become an Amazon Master Shopper
Check out these 9 tools and the 3 bonus tools at the end…
This one is a must, even if you don’t like camels. It’s a free service that allows you to follow the price of an item and then receive a notification when the price drops. It’s an automated way to save and keep saving. There’s really no reason not to use it.
2. Price Jump
Enter the URL of the product you’re interested in and this site will let you know if Amazon has the best price. It will compare other websites that sell that type of product. For example, if you’re looking at electronics, it will compare to places like New Egg and Tiger Direct. This an extremely simple way to save.
Visit: Price Jump
This is like buying used, but not really. Many of the deals are just open-box products. Never used, but the box was opened. The important part is that it’s all backed by Amazon’s return policy. There is nothing “as is” about Amazon Warehouse Deals. You buy a product, if it isn’t what it’s supposed to be, you return it. No risk.
Visit: Amazon Warehouse Deals
Markdowns, clearance items, overstocks and more. That’s what the page says. You can score some pretty great deals here, just make sure you don’t buy things just because they are on sale. That can get you in trouble.
Visit: Amazon Outlet
Trying to get to $35 for free shipping? Simply enter the amount you have left to reach $35 and hit enter. It will show a list of items you could add to your cart to get free shipping. This is a great alternative to buying useless junk, just to get free shipping. Buy stuff you actually need.
Visit: Amazon Filler Item Finder
This is an autoship type service. If you know you need certain products every month, subsribe and save. Save up to 15% and get free shipping.
Visit: Subscribe and Save
Everyone knows about Amazon Prime. Amazon Mom is also becoming a popular way to buy diapers at a discounts. But did you know about Amazon Student? If you’re an extreme Amazoner, parent or a student, these programs can save you some money.
Visit: Amazon Prime, Amazon Mom, Amazon Student
Yes, Amazon will usually price match. If you find a lower price elsewhere, just click on “tell us about a lower price”. Why not just buy the product there, instead of getting Amazon to price match? Because you can earn cash-back that I’m going to tell you about right now…
You should be getting cashback from Amazon. Ebates is one site that allows you to earn cashback while shopping on Amazon. We can’t forget the Chase Amazon Visa card. Earn 3% cashback on Amazon purchases? Yes, please. The best part is that you can combine the two.
Visit: Ebates, Chase Amazon Visa
Shopping isn’t all about Amazon.
Lest we forget the classics like eBay and Walmart. Here are 3 bonus tools…
1. Fat Fingers
This is a great way to find mispellings of items you may be looking for on eBay. It works best for things that are hard to spell, but you should always give it a shot.
Visit: Fat Fingers
2. Bay Crazy
Another great eBay tool. My favorite feature is the listing of auctions that are ending soon with 0 bids. You will find some great deals there. You can also use this site to search for misspellings, like Fat Fingers.
Visit: Bay Crazy
Finally, a tool for smarter shopping at Walmart. If you find a lower price after you bought something from Walmart, just scan your receipt and Walmart will give you a gift card for the difference.
Visit: Walmart Savings Catcher
What are your favorite money-saving tools?