There is nothing more irresistible than a good sale. Amazon is offering its Prime Day event for shoppers to score deals, but it’s also introduced something lesser known that offers year-round discounted prices: Amazon Outlet. Here’s a quick look at how the Amazon plug works.
What is Amazon Outlet?
Overstock is also a real problem for Amazon. We have no idea how it can keep all the zillions of orders they receive every minute, but like every other retailer, they need a way to weed out the stuff they have too much of. It’s not much hyped like their other sections, but Amazon Outlet is a very important part of the Amazon family of brands.
Of course, if something is overstocked, there’s probably a reason for it. There’s a fair chance it’s cheap, plastic, and ultimately not terribly necessary. However, just like in a real mall, you can sometimes find a few diamonds in the middle of a sea of seedy sand.
How does Amazon Outlet work?
Outlet offers thousands of discounted items in just about every category you can think of. Here are some ways to shop:
1. Look for super discounts
For the hardcore bargain hunter, check out the Super discount section, which offers a whole bunch of stuff under $10. We can’t promise it’s all useful (there’s, for example, a twerking bear), but deal hunters know that sometimes you have to sift through a lot of junk to find treasure.
2. Browse Best Sellers
You can also take a look at their Best Sellers section which is more a reflection on the weirdness of human beings than anything else.
3. Filter by category
When in doubt, shop around. Like Prime Day, getting the good stuff just takes a few legwork. Luckily, it’s not real groundwork, and you can do it from the comfort of your desktop, tablet, or phone.
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*First published: July 25, 2019, 12:52 p.m. CDT
Colette Bennett is a writer/editor specializing in internet culture, skincare, and all things geek. Her work has appeared on CNN, HLN, Engadget, Colourlovers and Continue Magazine. She also writes horror and science fiction novels for Corona Books. Her first novel is to be published by Rebellion Publishing in 2021.