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Amazon Prime Day: Three tricks to get real discounts and avoid false offers

There is less than a week left for Amazon to celebrate one of the most important dates on its calendar, Prime Day.

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Amazon Prime Day: Three tricks to get real discounts and avoid false offers

There is less than a week left for Amazon to celebrate one of the most important dates on its calendar, Prime Day. What was initially a day of offers only for the company's Prime members, is now two days in which it is possible to find discounts on many products.

Since this event began in 2015, the numbers of Prime Day have not stopped growing and last year Amazon announced that it had sold more than 250 million products surpassing all other Prime Day events in terms of sales volume. Adobe Analytics estimated that sales during the 2021 event exceeded $11 billion worldwide, representing 6.1% growth over 2020.

Of course, Amazon discounts are not exempt from commercial strategies and it is possible to find false offers, in which the previous price has been inflated and the discount is not real.

To discover what these traps are and make a purchase with a real offer, there are different tools on the Internet that can help the user.

This web tool is a favorite for uncovering trading scams and fake price drops.

It's as simple as going to the Amazon page where the product you want to buy is located and copying and pasting the URL into the search field on the Deals Checker website. Immediately a table will appear in which to discover in recent months how that product has changed in price, knowing its lowest and highest price.

Taking, for example, the Acer Aspire 3 A315-56 laptop, which according to Amazon already has an early Prime Day offer of 24%, we see that its price has dropped a lot since June 25, which was at 557 euros, but in May It was sold cheaper than currently with the offer, at 349 euros.

In addition, on this website it is also possible to see a graph with the price history of the last 6 months or from when the item is available on Amazon, if it is more recent.

Deals Checker works with Amazon and many other websites, so it's perfect for checking prices before making any suspicious purchases.

Before buying, it is best to compare. Seen what has been seen with the offers, it is possible that Amazon is not the cheapest place to get the best price, or yes. But the ideal is to control more businesses to find the best offer.

Doing it one by one would take hours, so it is advisable to use websites such as Idealo where, simply by entering the name of the item you want to purchase in the search engine, different online sales options will appear, sorted by price: from the best price to the most expensive.

From the website itself, it is possible to access these stores and calculate the shipping costs so as not to have to add unwanted extras.

There are many tools that allow you to receive email alerts when a product goes up or down in price on Amazon, although the best known are CamelCamelCamel or Keepa.

These websites, which also have browser extensions, are more focused on getting a specific item that has been looking for a long time and you want to get it at a low price, it doesn't matter now or in two months.

Most work only with Amazon and allow you to select the country from which you buy and the product you want to create an alarm. It will be necessary to give the email so that these tools notify when the price goes down or up, and they are also capable of offering very complete graphs to control the variations in the cost of that item.

There is no better trick to get a good deal than not getting scammed. According to Check Point, cybercriminals are already preparing for the occasion and their team has found almost 2,000 new domains in these first days of July with the term "amazon" of which 9.5% were suspicious. Last year, of the more than 2,000 that were created, 78% turned out to be malicious. "Phishing and scams will be the order of the day during the days before and during the shopping event," they warn.

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