Martin Lewis reveals how to find hidden discounts on returned Amazon goods


MARTIN Lewis has revealed how to find hidden discounts on Amazon by buying returned goods.

The online retailer resells products that have been sent back to them through Amazon Warehouse.

Martin Lewis shared the tip with shoppers on the Martin Lewis Money Show on ITV

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Martin Lewis shared the tip with shoppers on the Martin Lewis Money Show on ITVCredit: ITV

Often, the items have be returned because they are no longer wanted or because they’re not in perfect condition.

Some of the products may have blemishes on them, such as scratches, but are in great working order while others haven’t been used at all.

Despite this, Amazon slashes the prices in order to shift the stock.

The tip was shared in the latest MoneySavingExpert newsletter and the money guru went on to discuss it on his ITV programme, the Martin Lewis Money Show, last night.

Customers can save almost £90 on a returned laptop on Amazon Warehouse

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Customers can save almost £90 on a returned laptop on Amazon Warehouse
Make sure you read the description though as some of the items are not in perfect condition

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Make sure you read the description though as some of the items are not in perfect condition

Before parting with your cash, make sure you read the description though so you don’t get any nasty surprises when your item arrives.

It will tell you the quality of the product and why the price has been reduced.

At a glance, The Sun found that you can bag £89 off an Acer Swift laptop because the box packaging is damaged.

It costs for £410 on Amazon Warehouse even though brand new they cost £499.

We also found a Samsung Galaxy S20 5G Mobile Phone sim-free on there for £676.72, instead of £799, saving you over £122.

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But it does have a few small scratches on the back of the handset and is missing the USB charging cable.

Even though the goods have already been returned to Amazon, you don’t forfeit your right to send it back if it’s not up to your expectations.

Customers will have 30 days to return the item to get a full refund.

Our tips for finding the best deals this Amazon Prime Day

IT might be tempting to dive in and snap up LOADS of items, but here’s how you can guarantee you’re getting a good deal on Amazon.

PREPARE Research the items you want to buy and find out the cheapest price. Websites like PriceSpy, PriceHistory and CamelCamelCamel will give you historical data on prices so you can see how much you should pay. You can also set up price alerts to let you know when the cost drops.

CHECK CAREFULLY Use FakeSpot to check whether the item is genuine or not. The site scans the reviews to see if they’re “reliable” or not so you can decide whther you trust the seller.

TRIAL IT FIRST Sign up to the 30 day Amazon Prime trial to take advantage of the Lightning Deals and free delivery. But remember to cancel the subscription before the trial is up or you’ll be charged the full £79.

SHOP NOW TO SAVE TIME Put the items you want in your basket ahead of Black Friday so that when the deals drop on October 13, all you’ll have to do is pay.

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You can find the Warehouse section on the drop down menu next to the search bar on the Amazon website.

The deals are then grouped into categories, such as home and kitchen, or computer and accessories.

But Martin warned: “Beware, at the top they put their best offer ads – which aren’t their returns.”

Of course, it’s worth bearing in mind that the the range is limited because it all depends on what items have been sent back to the retailer.

So if you see a deal that you want to take advantage of it might be worth snapping up before it’s gone as it won’t be replaced.

Many of the offers are available for free delivery to Prime members, otherwise there is a fee but the price depends on the product.

It costs £79 per year or £7.99 per month to be a Prime member depending on the payment plan you choose.

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The online giant has also announced its annual Prime Day is coming back again this year – and shoppers will get £10 free to spend too.

If you miss out on Amazon Prime Day, there’s always Black Friday or Cyber Monday.

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