It’s Not Too Late to Avoid These 5 Amazon Prime Day Mistakes

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You still have several hours to take advantage of Amazon Prime Day 2020! This year, Amazon Prime Day did not happen in July due to the Covid-19 pandemic, so the store announced that it will run from Tuesday, October 13 to Wednesday, October 14.

Control your impulses
Buying a Snicker bar or two when checking out at the store may not be a big deal but purchasing electronic items that you just noticed on Amazon as you check out is not a good idea. To avoid impulsive buying, do not save your payment or shipment information on payment gateways. One effective method of controlling impulsive spending is by creating some space between the event and your response to it. Taking a couple of seconds to consider whether you need to buy a product before committing yourself can make a lot of difference. Unfortunately, the 1-click buying option makes it too easy to close a purchase without giving it much thought.

Do not fall for the exclusivity trap
Amazon Prime Day deals are only available to Amazon Prime members. This might make you feel like you have to buy more because you have already spent money to join the club, but the truth is, you do not have to.

In addition, if you are not a member of the Amazon Prime club, you can opt to sign up for a 30-day trial period for free or pay a one-month membership at $12.99. To avoid getting charged by Amazon at the end of the trial period, cancel your membership at the end of the trial period.

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Do due diligence on Lightning Deals
Lightning Deals refer to promotions where certain items are offered on discounts for a short period. These deals are time-sensitive, so if you do not complete your order within the stipulated time, you miss out.

Just because something is on offer for a limited period of time does not mean that you should buy it. At the same time, you do not want to miss out on a good deal just because you were late. To avoid these two scenarios, browse the upcoming Lightning Deals well in advance, and when you see something that you need, click ‘watch’ on the offer. This will ensure that you get a notification as the product goes on sale.

Keep your list by your side and follow it
Studies show that people often find it very satisfying when they buy items at lower rates than what they expected, or compared to the standard price regardless of the money saved. As a result, you are more likely to buy things that you never set out to buy just because they are offered at a lower price compared to the standard price.

To avoid trouble, make a list of the items you want to look over, and add them to your Amazon Wishlist. The store will notify you when your desired items are available on Prime deals.

Keep other retailers in mind
Amazon is not the only store with great deals. There is Walmart’s Big Save, Target’s “Deal Days”, Home Depot’s Flash Sale, and GlassesUSA BOGO deals. So, before jumping to buy something on Amazon, consider checking what other stores are offering.

Using the tips outlined above will help you save you money and keep you from heartaches not only during Amazon Prime Day but every time you encounter a sale.

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