I remember I use to go to REI used gear sales, that take place on Saturday Mornings in their Parking lot. Where REI gets rid of the customer returns, open box , and slightly damaged goods for a pretty substantial discount.
But very time a sale is held, which was once every quarter, there would be a long line at REI by 7:30AM for a sale that starts at 8AM.
When they open the gates at 8 AM, there would be a stampeded on the stuff sitting in the parking lot.
For the 3 trips I took to the Used Gear sale, I think I only bought one thing, a used Pair of Vaude boots 40% off retail. I remember thinking to myself, there must be an easier way for a bargain hunter like me, who don’t mind buying like-new or gently used items.
Good news! Now there is — with Amazon Warehouse Deals.
Did you know you can find huge discounts on like-new, and used products on Amazon too, with Amazon Warehouse Deals?
This guide will show you how.
But first of all, what is an Amazon Warehouse Deal?
What is Amazon Warehouse Deals?
When a customer returns a product to Amazon, Amazon sometimes puts the returned item back into the regular inventory. But if the product or the packaging is damaged even slightly, Amazon will declare the item to be “un-fufillable”, as in not in saleable condition as New anymore.
When an item becomes un-fufillable, the seller of the item needs to either take the item back, or ask Amazon to dispose of it.
If the seller chooses to have Amazon dispose of it, the dirty secret is that Amazon sometimes doesn’t destroy the item, they actually will attempt to sell it as “Used”, at a lower price, in order to get rid of it.
There are also rare cases, when Amazon loses track of a batch of inventory, and then finds the inventory and has already re-imbursed the seller for “lost” inventory.
The newly found inventory may be sold under Amazon Warehouse Deals, as “Used – Like New”, at a discount.
Can I return Items bought from Amazon Warehouse Deals?
Absolutely. According to Amazon Warehouse Deals Return Policy
This is the beauty of the Warehouse Deals. Amazon offers the same great return policy as regular Amazon products. Even if the item is bought used, at a steep discount, you can still return it to Amazon. All items are Prime Eligible too!(You can try Amazon Prime free for 30 days!) So shipping is free and fast. Try comparing this to eBay or Craiglist.
How to Find The Deeply Discounted (70+% Off) Amazon Warehouse Deals
You can search for Warehouse Deals two different ways. This guide will show you the step-by-step procedure for both ways.
1) If you know what you want to buy, you have to search through the Warehouse Deals page.
2) If you just want to browse, you can browse category by category in the Warehouse Deals Page.
Find the Best Amazon Warehouse Deals for a Particular item
To find the best warehouse deal for a product you’re looking for, follow these steps.
1. Go to Amazon Warehouse Deals Page
2. Search for the Item You Want in the Search Bar
Type in the search bar for the product you’re interested in. Let’s say we’re looking for “Bike Helmet”
3. Narrow the Selection with Special URL Code
We can further narrow down to only the Best deals, by specifying that we want only the ones with 70% off or more from MSRP. We do that by manually adding the following text to the end of the URL in the web address bar.
You can specify a discount larger than 70%, but changing the 70 to a number you desire.
4. Choose the Item You Want to Buy
If you don’t see the item you want, you can try entering a slightly different search term. i.e. Bicycle Helmet instead of Bike Helmet. But each time you enter a new search term. You must re-add the &pct-off=70-&sort=price-asc-rank again to the web address bar.
5. Find the Color/Size Combination That Has the Warehouse Price
If the item has multiple sizes and colors like a helmet, or shoes there may only be one size and color combination that has the lowest Amazon Warehouse Deals price.
When you click on the item from search results, and arrive at the product listing page, the color of the Lowest Price will be already highlighted. But the size will need to be chosen from the drop down menu. You will need to try each size option, to find the size that has the lowest price.
For our example, the lowest Amazon Warehouse Deals price was $10.23, and was only for Gloss White in XL size.
6. Click on the Amazon Warehouse Deals Add to Cart
On the next page, you can add the item to cart and finish check out. The offer is from Amazon Warehouse Deals. So you get all the great benefits of Amazon Prime. The item is Like-New, so it might have minor scratches, or box may not be in the greatest shape. If you’re not 100% happy with it, Amazon offers great and easy return policy!
Browse Amazon Warehouse for Great Deals at 70+% off
If you’re not sure what you’re looking to buy, and just want to browse deals, you follow these steps.
1. Go to the Amazon Warehouse Deals Page
2. In a New Tab, Find the Node ID of the Category You want to Shop for Deals in
Open the Amazon Categories List in another window or browser. For purposes of finding Amazon catagorey node id’s, without closing the Warehouse Deals page. Node ID’s are just a number that Amazon assigns to each category. There is a node ID for every catagory, small or large.
In the second window or tab, click on the category you want to find Cheap Warehouse Deals in. Let’s say you love snowboarding, and want to browse for nice and cheap gear. Click on “Winter Sports”, then “Snowboarding”
When you arrive at the snowboarding category page, the node ID is displayed in the URL as 2342471011.
Highlight and Copy the Node ID. You’ll need it for the next step.
3. Paste the Node ID Along with Special URL Hack for 70%+ off Back into Amazon Warehouse Deals Page URL
Go back to the Amazon Warehouse Deals page tab, you opened from Step 1. and add the following text to the END of the web address.
Then click ENTER.
Now the page should display all Warehouse Deals 70% off or more, in the Snowboarding Category. Shop and buy all the deals to your hearts content.
If you want to shop in a different category, just replace the 2342471011 number with the Node ID of the category you want to shop in.
There you have it. Now you’re equipped to shop for deeply discounted Open-Box, Like-New products on Amazon. There can be great deals to be had with Warehouse Deals The deals are often better after the holidays, when there are many returns, and Amazon is looking to get rid of the returned inventory.
The Warehouse Deals inventory is usually one-off items though, they come and go fast. So Book mark this page, and check often. It should only take a couple of minutes! Have fun!
Found a great deal in Amazon Warehouse Deals? Let me know in the comments!