MARTIN Lewis has revealed how to find hidden discounts on Amazon when purchasing returned products.
The online retailer resells the products that were returned through their Amazon warehouse.
Often, items are returned because they are no longer wanted or because they are not in perfect condition.
Some products may have imperfections, such as scratches, but are in good working order while others have not been used at all.
Despite this, Amazon is reducing its prices in order to move its inventory.
The tip was shared in the latest MoneySavingExpert newsletter and the money guru continued to discuss it on his ITV program, the Martin Lewis Money Show, last night.
Before you part with your money, be sure to read the description so you don’t have any nasty surprises when your item arrives.
The Amazon site will tell you the quality of the product and why the price has been reduced.
The Sun has found that you can take £ 89 on an Acer Swift laptop, for example, because the box it comes in is damaged.
On Amazon Warehouse, the laptop costs £ 410, but brand new on Amazon’s main website it would set you back £ 499.
We also found a sim-less Samsung Galaxy S20 5G mobile phone on Amazon Warehouse for £ 676.72, instead of £ 799 on the main Amazon website, saving you over £ 122.
The catch with the phone is that it has a few small scratches on the back of the handset and it lacks the USB charging cable.
Even if the goods have already been returned to Amazon, you do not lose your right to return something if it does not meet your expectations.
Customers will have another 30 days to return the item for a full refund.
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You can find the Warehouse section in the drop-down menu next to the search bar on the Amazon website.
The offers are then grouped into categories, such as home and kitchen, or computer and accessories.
But Martin warned, “Watch out, they put up their best ad offers – which are not their feedback. ”
Of course, it should be borne in mind that the range is limited as it all depends on the items that were returned to the retailer.
So if you see an offer that you want to take advantage of, it might be worth closing it before it goes away because it won’t be replaced.
There are many offers available for free delivery to Prime members, otherwise there is a charge but the price depends on the product.
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