Economic savings editor Steve Nowottny has revealed that when shopping on sites such as the retail giant, it actually makes sense to ‘get more to pay less’.
Essentially, this means that if a shopper doesn’t order enough to amount to free delivery, it’s worth adding another item to the basket rather than paying for the transportation costs.
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Nowottny explained: “Always check what you need to spend to get free delivery – if you’re just below it, it can be cheaper to add an extra item than pay for delivery.”
The editor went on to say that he tested out his theory by adding a £49 John Lewis clutch bag to his Amazon basket. As the delivery totalled £3.50 – with it being a £50 threshold – he simply added £1 sellotape to the checkout.
Although it may not sound like you’re saving a great deal, every little helps.
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This isn’t the only way shoppers can save money when shopping on Amazon.
Basically, the retailer also has a page called Amazon Warehouse, which is the store’s returned items.
The site states that customers can ‘save up to 50% on used products’, which are inspected by staff before being resold.
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However, as the items have been sold before, it is possible that were will be some signs of wear and tear.
Addressing the Amazon page, a Money Saving Expert reportedly said in a newsletter: “Not very many people know about this hidden treasure trove within Amazon’s website, where all its returns are resold with big discounts.
“It doesn’t have every product, and those it does will be in limited numbers, but it can be a bit of fun searching for great bargains.”
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