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MARTIN Lewis’ MoneySavingExpert has explained how shoppers can get big discounts on one of Amazon‘s little-known websites.
In its weekly newsletter, the consumer champion said shoppers should head to Amazon Warehouse for big savings this month.
Amazon shoppers can get 30% off Amazon Warehouse items until the end of the monthCredit: Alamy
And now MoneySavingExpert has revealed how savvy savers can get an extra 30% off on items from the the website up until March 31.
To get the deal, head to the Amazon Warehouse website.
Not all items are included in the offer, so make sure the product you want is marked up “Save 30% at checkout” in its description.
What condition are Amazon Warehouse items in when they’re resold online?
YOU can get a great bargain on Amazon Warehouse’s website.
But as items on sale may have been owned previously or returned, it might not be in brand new condition.
Amazon says it checks the quality of all of its products before reselling them online.
Based on this check, it will be given one of four labels so that shoppers know what condition the product is in.
What are these four labels and what do they mean? We explain all below:
Used – Like New
- If your item has been given this rating, it means it is in “perfect working condition”, Amazon says.
- The item works like it should do and no accessories are missing
- The packaging may be damaged slightly
Used – Very Good
- This means your item has not been used very much and fully functions, Amazon says
- The item may have minor imperfections, and may arrive in damaged packaging
- Some non-essential accessories might be missing, but these will be outlined in the item’s description online.
Used – Good
- Your item may have already been used moderately, but is fully functioning
- It may show signs of wear and tear, but should be minor, and the item’s packaging may be damaged
- The item may be missing some valuable accessories, and it might not work until you’ve purchased those accessories separately
Used – Acceptable
- The item will have “clear signs of usage”, Amazon says, but still works
- It may show signs of previous wear and tear, such as scratches, dents and worn corners or edges
- It could come in damaged packaging and could be missing valuable accessories – which means it may not work until these parts are purchased separately
The discount should then be applied automatically when you’re checking out your haul.
These products are inspected by Amazon before being relisted – and it means shoppers can get big price items at lower prices.
But because the items have been sold before, they may have already been used so you should be aware that there may be some signs of wear and tear.
Some bits might even be missing from your purchase – you should read the product description to check if this is the case for your item.
Oli Townsend, deals and features editor at MoneySavingExpert.com said: “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 – especially at the moment with the extra 30% off thousands of Warehouse items until the end of the month.
“You’ll get an idea of an item’s condition before buying but often it’s just the odd blemish on the box or some cosmetic wear-and-tear most wouldn’t care about.
“What’s more, you still have a right to return the goods in 30 days, just as you would normally at Amazon.”
However, before you splash out, make sure you compare prices online as you may find that the same item – or something similar – is cheaper elsewhere.
We spotted that some items were nearly 50% less than what other retailers were selling them for on the Amazon Warehouse website.
Here’s a couple of the best bargains we spotted:
Lenovo Chromebook S345 14 Inch FHD Laptop
Was: £185. Now: £152. Save: £33 – buy now
This could be a good investment if you need a new laptop.Credit: Amazon
We spotted this 14 inch Lenovo Chromebook going for £185, and after the discount was applied, was even cheaper at £152.
It has a battery life of up to 10 hours and it comes with 4GB of memory.
This is £117 (43%) cheaper than what Curry’s is selling it for at £269.
George Foreman Charcoal BBQ, Black
Was: £79. Now: £55. Save: £24 – buy now
You could fire up the grill in time for March 29, when two households can mix outdoorsCredit: Amazon
This George Foreman Charcoal barbecue is going for £55, down from £79 after the 30% discount was applied.
We think it would be great to buy in time for when lockdown restrictions ease and Brits can host barbecues outside again on March 29.
The same barbeque at Argos is £15 (21%) more expensive, and is being sold at £70.
Lucky Voice Karaoke Machine
Was: £41. Now: £28. Save: £13 – buy now
This karaoke kit could provide some great entertainment over the Easter holidaysCredit: Amazon
If you’re a karaoke fan and you want to belt out some tunes while bars remain closed, then this Lucky Voice Karaoke Machine could be a good buy.
It’s on sale for £28, down from £41 with the discount is applied.
On Lucky Voice’s own website, it’s going for £53 – which is £25 (47%) more expensive.
Fellowes Sola A4 Home Laminator
Was: £17. Now: £12. Save: £5 – buy now
You can get a fiver off this laminator with the 30% discount code applied
If you’re looking to get your workspace at home more organised, this A4 laminator could do the trick.
Amazon says it won’t jam, so you can laminate essential documents with more ease.
We spotted a similar laminator from the same brand being sold for £11 more at Robert Dyas.
We’ve also found you can get some good deals on the Amazon Outlet website too.
It’s different to Amazon Warehouse, as this is where thousands of overstocked or clearance items go to be sold.
We found that 10% had been knocked off this ASUS Chromebook, which was £200 but is now £180.
And this two pack of solar glass lanterns are £11, down from £18.
Martin Lewis urges married couples to claim a tax break refund before April 5 – or miss out on £200.
He also today warned workers to check their tax codes are correct – or you could miss out on thousands of pounds.
In last week’s episode of Martin Lewis’ ITV show, he also revealed other ways to get an up to £2,000 boost by cashing in on government rewards.