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Shopper shares ingenious tip for getting deals on Amazon without waiting for sales

An Amazon customer shares a savvy hack for year-round deals, bypassing traditional sales events and helping people save money.

Shopper shares ingenious tip for getting deals on Amazon without waiting for sales
Cover Image Source: TikTok/@lexxlatt

People normally save up for when online shopping sites conduct big sales to purchase items on their wishlists. But for certain products, people can save a lot more. TikTok content creator, Lex (@lexxlatt) shared her own hack to save money on purchases from Amazon. The video has gained a lot of traction, with 446.8K views and 92 comments.

Image Source: TikTok/@lexxlatt
Image Source: TikTok/@lexxlatt

The woman begins the video by imploring viewers to abstain from buying anything from Amazon on days when they have a major sale. She explains, "You gotta wait about half a week to a week or two after." Lex mentions how people went "nutso" on days when there was a sale and ended up buying a lot of things that they did not need. As a result of this, a lot of customers actually end up returning their products.

Image Source: TikTok/@lexxlatt
Image Source: TikTok/@lexxlatt

She says, "So then when you go to put an item in your cart, they're gonna show you, 'See all buying options'." In this new menu, people will see products that have been slightly used. Most of the time, these used products are actually functional and in very good condition. The only reason most of it is seen as used is because it's either touched by someone else or has a small scratch.

Image Source: TikTok/@lexxlatt
Image Source: TikTok/@lexxlatt

Lex shares an example by holding up a laptop case that she bought with the hack, which was only $6.78 when its actual price was $22. She continues, "Laptop desk attachment for my treadmill, normally $66. I got it like for $38!" Lex clarifies that the hack was mostly applicable to accessories and smaller items, but occasionally, one could find a deal for costlier items, too.

Image Source: TikTok/@lexxlatt
Image Source: TikTok/@lexxlatt

She asked people to go check their wishlists because a sale had just gotten over, which meant that people would have returned a lot of items. Lex concludes the helpful video, saying, "You're welcome!" People found the woman's insights to be true and shared their insights in the comments section. @tyschmidt20 said, "Everything is more expensive on Prime Day. Literally, my whole saved item list was 40% more expensive with a 25 or 30% sale."

Image Source: TikTok/@ilovehaleyy
Image Source: TikTok/@ilovehaleyy

 

Image Source: TikTok/@bjones4545
Image Source: TikTok/@bjones4545

It's always best to be alert when shopping because deals do not always help one in saving money. TikTok user @bjones4545 shared a video where she shared how Walmart pricing was very tricky. The woman begins the video by showing viewers a cereal aisle at the store with a text overlay reading, "They try to trick you." She shares that she was at the store to buy granola bars for her daughters' lunch.

Image Source: TikTok/@bjones4545
Image Source: TikTok/@bjones4545

Two packets can be seen in the video. The 24-pack one is priced at $3.84, while the box 48 is priced at $6.47. At a glance, this may seem like a decent deal, but the woman shares how it was important to look at the "unit price" in such scenarios. Interestingly, the unit pricing of the box of 48 is revealed to be $15.9, the box of 24 at 16 and the pack of 10 at $14.8, which was evidence that the store was overcharging patrons for larger packages. 

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