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How to Find the Best Tech Deals on Amazon


The problem with shopping on Amazon is that everything appears to be on sale. Oftentimes, items aren’t really being discounted; they seem that way because they’re priced less than the MSRP. When in doubt, a quick Google search will tell you if a deal is really deal. From there, here are a few other tactics to beating the Amazon system — we deploy such on our reoccurring Deals of Note (DON) series. See below.

1. Go to Amazon’s Gold Box Deals page (amazon.com/gp/goldbox). Here, you can find Amazon’s picks for the best deals of the day. Be careful, though, especially with tech products, because many of these discounted products can be older models.

2. If nothing immediately jumps out at you, scroll down the page and, on the left, click on one of the percent discount filters. You can search for items up to 70% off.

3. If you still can’t find a deal you like, scroll back up to the top of the page and click on the “outlet” vertical, located just below the main navigation. (Or just go here). Here, you can search discounts by category.

(Amazon’s navigation can be really inconsistent, so sometimes just browsing the site by section and looking for sale/discount links is another way to browse through the massive selection and find things.)

4. Go to Amazon’s Warehouse Deals page and search through the section you want. These products have been returned or refurbished. If you’re not bothered by something that might not be brand new, this is your page.

5. Go to Amazon’s Coupon page. Admittedly, this is a last-ditch effort, but sometimes you might find a quick discount code, but don’t hold your breath.

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