Shopping Tip: Amazon Price Drop Guarantee

Written by dad - 5 Comments

With the holiday shopping season fully upon us, I just thought I’d throw out this quick money-saving tip…

As you may or may not know, Amazon has a 30 day price drop policy. In other words, if they lower their price on something that you’ve purchased within the past 30 days, they’ll issue a credit. The catch here is that you have to ask for it.

If you want to get a price drop refund, just follow these simple steps:

(1) Visit “Your Account” and look at all invoices from the past thirty days.

(2) Click on the item names to pull up the current item description/price and compare to the price that you paid.

(3) If you paid more than the current price, copy down the order number and go to:

» Returns and Refunds Contact Form

(4) Check of the item(s) in question and then click the e-mail button. Select “Refund Inquiry” as your subject.

(5) In the body of the message, tell them that the price dropped and that you want to be credited for the difference. It might help to mention the item name as well as old and new price, but I’m not sure that’s entirely is necessary.

That’s it. And keep in mind that this even works if you used a coupon and/or “Buy Both & Save” deal and the regular price later drops, even if the new ‘regular’ price is higher than what you paid after the coupon/discount.

Again, here’s the link to get started: Returns and Refunds Contact Form

Published on November 26th, 2007 - 5 Comments
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Comments (scroll down to add your own):

  1. Really? Seems like a lot of work, but have you gotten some post-purchase deals?

    Believe it or not, I used to work for Amazon.com (I was their first corporate-based returns manager). Crazy this time of year, but hope you are finding some good deals.

    Comment by Rob at Kintropy — Nov 27th 2007 @ 2:03 am
  2. Yes, we’ve saved some money this way. It’s really not that much work to check the prices, and then asking for the money back is pretty easy. Of course, in some cases it’s a tiny price difference and hardly worth the trouble. But in other cases (esp with big ticket items) it’s definitely worth the small amount of time/effort.

    Comment by dad — Nov 27th 2007 @ 8:37 am
  3. Thanks for the tip! (In fact, I just blogged about it.) This would work well with the Firefox add on PriceDrop.

    Comment by Chief Family Officer — Nov 27th 2007 @ 11:53 pm
  4. If you go to http://www.refundplease.com/ and enter the Amazon item # or ISBN, price you paid, date you bought it and your email address, they will automatically track the price and send you an email if it drops!

    Comment by Caryn — Nov 29th 2007 @ 4:24 pm
  5. Caryn, you beat me to it, was going to mention that. It has saved me cash many times!

    Comment by David — Dec 2nd 2007 @ 12:35 am

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