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Shopping on Amazon: The Best Deals and Where to Find Them

Have you ever bought a new car and found out that it’s worth $5,000 less once you drove it off the lot? Well that’s what happens when you buy anything new. I’m letting you in on a little known Amazon secret called open box and used items. Let someone else eat the depreciation while you reap the rewards.

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A great way to save money, and help out the environment a little bit is to buy used items rather than new. Today it is sooo easy to find good quality, used merchandise online. A little hidden gem on Amazon is their open box or used items.

When someone returns an item that is opened, but basically not touched or used, Amazon resells them as an open box item. These items are sold at a huge discount, why not take advantage?! One person’s Amazon return is another person’s treasure… am I right?? 😉

Not many people know about this department on Amazon. Next time you need something, check out the open box section. Thank me later….

Top three big savers on Amazon with their open box program (Click on the links to check out today’s open box inventory):

  1. Electronics ~ Check deals here

    I put this one on the top of my list because the discounts are the best. Electronics are at a higher price point overall, so the discounts on the open box electronics are the greatest. Makes treating yourself to a tablet feel sooo much better!

  2. Kitchen Gadgets ~ Check deals here

    Kitchen gadgets is probably the category that I spend the most time looking through. I love new kitchen gadgets, but hate paying full price. And just like electronics, the price for small kitchen appliances can be high. You already know, the higher the price point, the deeper the discount.

  3. School Supplies ~ Check deals here

    Since school just started some teachers, students, or parents may have realized that they need more supplies!! These costs can add up, so save your wallets by buying these discounted. Soon after school starts is the best time to find the best variety of school supplies in the open box department. This is because people realized that they bought the wrong calculator or art supplies, they will return it, and Amazon sells it for a discount. Scoop them up while you can!

Not only do you get great merchandise for cheap, but there is definitely some fun in checking out Amazon to see what they have added to the open box inventory. Used or open box items change constantly, so it’s like a treasure hunt!! You know that thrill of consignment shopping or garage sale shopping? It feels great when you find that exact item that you have been looking for.

Don’t get crazy though! Remember, budgeting is about buying what you need. Use this Amazon hack to buy things that you need to buy anyway. I know it’s tempting, but don’t go crazy buying things up just because the price is so great. Have fun finding your next deep discounted score!



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