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Yes, You Can Buy Unclaimed Amazon Packages (And Save Up To 80%)

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If you haven’t heard of unclaimed Amazon packages, oh man — you’re in for something good. These unclaimed packages are just what you think they are, undelivered orders. This usually happens when Amazon gets an incorrect address or a customer refuses to accept a package.

So what happens to these packages? Amazon will often try to resell the items at a discounted price. And I’m talking at up to 70% to 80% off the original selling price. Not only does this prevent waste, but this program also helps sellers not fully lose out on a sale.

We’ve got the scoop on these mysterious parcels making the rounds on TikTok and how they can save you a bundle. Let’s dive into how you can buy unclaimed Amazon packages and whether it’s worth it.

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Amazon unclaimed packages include returns that were never processed or packages that were simply never picked up at Amazon Lockers or Amazon Hubs. When these packages go unclaimed, Amazon sells them at a discounted price instead of returning them to their inventory.

2. What are in these packages?

a person on a laptop looking up amazon boxes on ebay

These packages remain unopened until they reach the customer who purchased them, so you never know what you’re getting with each package. I’ve watched TikToks where shoppers open a box to find baby toys or random home decor. It’s a grab-bag kind of situation, like a blind bag for adults.

3. Are these Amazon unclaimed packages worth it? Well, not always.

amazon boxes on dollies coming out of a delivery cargo van

Are these mystery boxes worth it? It depends on your shopping goals and willingness to take a risk. Getting unclaimed Amazon packages up to 70% to 80% off means you can score some incredible deals on items like kitchen supplies, pet toys, tech, and more. And yes, the surprise factor can be fun.

But it also means you may end up with stuff you overpaid for, don’t need, or have zero interest in. Not to mention, sorting through these packages and selling or donating unwanted items can be time-consuming. Be prepared to invest the effort.

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4. Where can you find unclaimed Amazon packages?


1. You can find unclaimed Amazon packages in bulk on online marketplaces.

Amazon typically sells unclaimed packages in bulk through third-party liquidation auction sites like Direct Liquidation, QuikLotz, and B-Stock. That means a buyer’s out-of-pocket expense would be higher than if you could buy one box at a time, but if you’re someone who resells for a living, it can be very appealing.

To purchase, you just need to register on these sites, browse the available lots, and start bidding. It’s like an online Storage Wars. And because these are bigger bulk orders, they’re going to cost a few hundred to a couple of thousand dollars.

2. If you’re not shopping in bulk, check out a brick-and-mortar liquidation store.

I personally prefer to shop at a liquidation store or discount retail store. These stores may be a gold mine for buying unclaimed Amazon packages. In Central Texas, BinDrop stores offer opened and unopened packages in varying conditions. The location near me charged a flat amount for each item, ranging from $1 to $9, depending on the day of the week. So on Friday (right before restocking day) you’d pay $1 for anything in the store. Then on Saturday, you’d pay $9 for anything in the store. I’ve found BTS albums, insulated hiking backpacks, and cast iron cookware for just a few bucks.

I’m not the only one who’s had luck shopping this way. TikTok user @trimmellauren found her happy place at Black Friday The Store in Mooresville, Indiana. Her haul included a webcam and random tools.



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3. We don’t recommend buying packages through Craigslist, Facebook, or local meet swaps.

If you just want to buy a small number of these unclaimed packages for fun, you can find resellers that buy these packages in bulk and then sell the packages individually on sites like eBay, Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, or Poshmark. However, proceed with caution. You’re already taking a risk buying unknown merchandise, and you don’t want to get scammed. Here are a few tips that you should follow when purchasing unclaimed packages from resellers:

  • Always verify the seller’s reputation and review their listings carefully before purchasing.

  • Make sure the Facebook Marketplace listings you shop for are covered by Purchase Protection.

  • When shopping on eBay, look for resellers that display the eBay Money Back Guarantee.

You may also find supposed unclaimed Amazon packages at local swap meets. But we don’t recommend shelling out a bunch of money to buy packages this way because you have little recourse to get your money back if you get ripped off.

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