Amazon Has a Secret Online Outlet and the Deals Are Good
Check these overstock sales first before ordering anything on Amazon.
Savvy shoppers know that Amazon Prime members often see better prices than non-members, but did you know that there's another way to save big while browsing Amazon? There's a website within a website just for clearance buys with discounted electronics, homewares, appliances and more up to 80 percent off. Yes, really. Amazon Outlet is kind of like the front dollar section of Target mixed with that random clearance aisle in the back of TJMaxx peppered with a little bit of Best Buy Black Friday sales. And don't get the "outlet" part confused with Amazon Second Chance. These products are brand-new, have never been opened and are massively discounted. It's a good rule of thumb to check this page first before doing a general search as you might find exactly what you're looking for already on sale. We've poured through the outlet's dozens of categories and highlighted the best sales, from bedding 80 percent off to lawn equipment under $80. There's a little bit of everything here. So, take a peek at our top picks and treat yourself to some seriously sweet deals.
DEALS UNDER $10
Amazon Outlet has an entire section just for items on sale under $10. And there are some really good finds in here such as essential storage buys like clear drawer organizers to large storage baskets as well as giftable items you can stock up on now to save stress later like this chic matte black wick trimmer that will pair perfectly with a candle gift and DIY embroidery kit for the crafty people in your life.
HOME + FURNITURE DEALS
We had to refresh our browsers to believe some of the deals we were seeing on home decor and furniture. Some of these discounts are better than anything we've seen at overstock websites or even Black Friday sales. There are so many good buys under $100, from tables to bedframes to ergonomic chairs, and we spotted this duvet set for more than 80 percent off!
Whether you need to stock up on cooking essentials or you're shopping for countertop appliances, the kitchen section of Amazon Outlet is packed with savings. We spotted this vacuum sealer bag for just $28 as well as a stainless steel mixing bowl set that would perfect for any college kid moving into their first apartment.
DEALS ON ELECTRONICS
Unlike Amazon's Daily Deals, Amazon Outlet doesn't have a lot of big-ticket items such as TVs. But it does have great savings on smaller gadgets such as fans, headphones, gaming accessories and any kind of charging cord. Seriously, if you lose a cord, check Amazon Outlet before buying a new one for full price.
PATIO + GARDEN DEALS
Gourmet grills for nearly $100 off. Patio shade under 10 bucks. The lawn and garden section of Amazon Outlet is full of discounts if you love to soak up the sun and throw backyard parties. And right now, you can score solar-powered pathway lights for just about $2 apiece!
TOOLS + HOME IMPROVEMENT DEALS
The Amazon Outlet website describes the virtual storefront as "overstock items at under-budget prices" and that couldn't be more true than in the home improvement section. There are so many smart savings here, from name-brand power tools to small tools under $10. We even spotted this emergency preparedness kit for more than 30 percent off.
PET SUPPLY DEALS
You can even browse hundreds of deals for your furry and feathered friends, too. This is a great place to shop for new pet beds, toys and food puzzles as well as travel accessories such as car seat covers and carriers.