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#1 FYI

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 10:19 AM

I am aware I am only a decade or so behind the rest of humanity, but I just discovered Amazon.com for saving money.

What items have you purchased on amazon.com?

So far all I've done is diapers, wipes and snack baggies. Looking for what else I can do and actually save money on gas, at store, time, etc.
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Posted 03 May 2011 - 10:26 AM

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 10:49 AM

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 10:54 AM

perfume for my wife. purim costumes
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Posted 03 May 2011 - 11:00 AM

Fruit leathers. Fruit ropes. Used clothes, costumes, books, computer stuff. Watches.
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Posted 03 May 2011 - 12:24 PM

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 12:54 PM

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 01:10 PM

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 01:25 PM

I use Fragrancenet.com for perfumes. They have great prices, ridiculous sales, and they sell sample vials of many perfumes for a buck or two. You can get free shipping codes as well. If you go through this link, you get an additional 10% off.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 06:16 PM

Electronics. Amazon apparently sells more cameras than other famous camera/electronic sites, including B&H, which is one the top internet sales sites in the world.

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 01:49 AM

get Amazon Prime. its free for students (i think) and $79 a year for everyone else. you get free 2 day shipping on any item that says prime, plus free access to a lot of movies to watch instantly.
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Posted 15 May 2011 - 09:32 AM

I am aware I am only a decade or so behind the rest of humanity, but I just discovered Amazon.com for saving money.

What items have you purchased on amazon.com?

So far all I've done is diapers, wipes and snack baggies. Looking for what else I can do and actually save money on gas, at store, time, etc.


Almost everything other than produce. I have an Amazon credit card too. I think there will only be a year or two before they start having to charge tax though. Our country is too far in debt to let them continue their tax loophole practices. So take advantage of the savings while you can!
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Posted 16 May 2011 - 08:45 AM

I don't pay for Prime but the groceries I buy, which are always fabulously priced, almost always ship to me the next day without having to pay any extra shipping charges (I buy usually Subscribe and Save, which is disconted AND free shipping).
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Posted 16 May 2011 - 09:09 AM

coffee roaster, grinder, french press, double-walled coffee cups, book on home roasting - didn't save a ton, but was able to buy it all in one place, and no shlepping

vegetable cutters, bento boxes, book on bento making - bento stuff is hard to find locally and really expensive online, so savings here were great, and selection better

15 lb of cat food, 24 13-oz cans cat food - I think it's understood that this is super convenient to have delivered when I don't have a car (and far, far cheaper!)

lory nectar - specialized pet food, nobody sells it locally (yay, amazon!)

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 10:57 AM

I hate buying items there that i might end up having to return, especially if they're bulky.

Returning to online stores except Zappos is a pain.
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Posted 16 May 2011 - 11:27 AM

I hate buying items there that i might end up having to return, especially if they're bulky.

Returning to online stores except Zappos is a pain.

I only buy stuff I'm 99% certain I'll be happy with, like diapers, exact type of dvds, etc. I don't try new stuff via amazon. (Ok. I'm a scaredy cat and rarely try new stuff, period)
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Posted 17 May 2011 - 07:53 AM

I think shoes is a lot more risky than other items which is why I refuse to pay for shoes I can't return free unless I already know I can wear that pair. I have a couple of pairs of shoes I didn't bother returning collecting dust (thinking that as slippers I couldn't go wrong; but I could) and it's just such a waste.
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Posted 25 May 2011 - 10:58 PM

I buy around 10 items a month off Amazon at the least! Everything from furniture/decorations to books and games etc. When I buy off Amazon I try and use GoodSearch and raise some cash for a charity of my choice. Their customer service is also awesome, I had an order that never arrived and was listed as "delivered" and they replaced it and next day shipping no problem.




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