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With Amazon Warehouse, you can save up to 50% on products. But Amazon Warehouse might just be the e-commerce site’s least talked about service. And after you learn about it, you’ll become a frequent shopper of the Warehouse deals.
Here’s the deal. The reason why Amazon Warehouse is so cheap is because it sells pre-owned, used, and open-box items. There’s always a risk with these kinds of offers but overall, shoppers (us included) have a pretty positive experience with Amazon Warehouse. You just got to know what to look out for.
With Amazon Warehouse, you can still use your Amazon Prime benefits — like 2-day shipping — and items are still eligible under Amazon returns. Even better: during Amazon Prime Day, you can even save an extra 20% on Warehouse items.
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What is Amazon Warehouse?
It’s a virtual warehouse that sells discounted, like-new, open-box, and used items in all categories — from TVs to toiletries and kitchenware to baby stuff. Just like how shopping at a big ugly warehouse isn’t as relaxing as a well-lit retail store with pretty displays, Amazon Warehouse feels messier than the usual Amazon experience. But it’s also where you’ll find some really good deals.
How do I shop the Amazon Warehouse?
Don’t worry, it’s not an actual place you have to go to. The quickest and easiest way? Follow this link to bring you to all the Warehouse deals. From there, you can shop by category.
Amazon Warehouse sells items that are returned by customers. These items are like-new, open-box, or pre-owned items. All Warehouse items are Prime eligible, so you get free shipping if you’re a member. Non-Prime members only need to spend $20 to get free shipping.
Related: Apple’s Refurbished Program: How It Works
Amazon inspects and rates every Warehouse product according to five “conditions.”
Amazon Warehouse has five different conditions to rate the shape an item is listed on the right-hand side of the product page. Here they are:
- Renewed: The item works and looks like new and includes any original accessories. Will most likely come in its original packaging. The product comes with the Amazon Renewed Guarantee, giving you a replacement or refund within 90 days of purchase if the product doesn’t work as expected.
- Used: Like New: The item works great but might not have all of its original protective wrapping or packaging. Comes with all accessories.
- Used: Very Good: Still in good working condition but may show signs of wear — like scratches or other cosmetic imperfections. May come with damaged packaging and could be missing some accessories. Missing accessories are clearly defined for each item.
- Used: Good: Visible wear, but the product is in good working condition. It could arrive in damaged packaging and have some missing parts, instructions, or accessories.
- Used: Acceptable: An acceptable item is visibly worn — including scratches, worn corners, or dents — but can still function properly. It may also be missing multiple parts, assembly tools, and/or instruction manuals.
Check that you’re shopping Warehouse items by looking for the condition near the price.
When shopping for Warehouse items, you’ll find that Amazon will flip-flop from new items to used items. Other than searching through the Warehouse area directly, you can also find Warehouse items by selecting that blue “used offers” button/link that’s easy to ignore on the right-hand side of product pages.
Act fast because quantities are limited.
Amazon Warehouse items aren’t in stock like typical Amazon products. The quantities per condition will vary. One moment you could be looking at a great deal on a Used: Like New product, and the next moment it’s gone.
That’s because Amazon Warehouse inventory is totally dependent on what is being sent to the warehouse from Amazon sellers.
All that to say: Act fast if you see a great deal that you really want.
Shopping the electronics is the best bang for your buck.
If you can get over any fear about having refurbished, used, or open-box electronics, you’ll save big. Much of Amazon Warehouse’s inventory is made up of unlocked cell phones, TVs, digital cameras, and lots of Amazon devices like Echo Dots, Fire tablets, Alexa accessories, and more. If you want a great deal, this is a way safer place to buy used electronics than your local seller on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace.
Here are some examples of big savings for the same product.
|Product||New Price||Warehouse Price||Savings|
|Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet, 10.1″, 1080p Full HD, 32 GB||$149.99||$69.99 – Refurbished||53%|
|Amazon Echo (4th Gen)||$89.99||$54.99 – Refurbished||39%|
|Hello Baby Monitor||$99.99||$62.25 – Used: Like New||38%|
|Samsung Galaxy A53||$446.99||$262.49 – Used: Like New||41%|
|Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earbuds||$199.95||$165.56 – Used: Very Good||17%|
Proceed with caution when purchasing makeup, skin care, and toiletries, as they could be used.
Despite Amazon’s five conditions rating warehouse items, ordering personal items from Amazon Warehouse can feel a little bit like a gamble.
We’ve ordered beauty products sold from the Warehouse before and they appeared totally brand-new and unused. Based on reviews of the Amazon Warehouse as a seller, this isn’t always the case.
Sure, ordering used beauty items from the Warehouse can certainly save you cash, but do you really want to put on a face cream that was opened and (potentially) had someone else’s fingers in it? Or a deodorant that touched someone else’s armpit? If having untouched merchandise is important to you — maybe you should skip them and shop on Amazon.com instead.
Save an extra 20% during Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday, and Earth Day.
During Amazon Prime Day, Amazon offers an additional 20% off select Amazon Warehouse items. Just look for the “Prime Savings save 20% at checkout” text on the product page. Once you add those items to your cart, an additional 20% discount will automatically apply at checkout.
I see these sales most often around Amazon Prime Day (typically in July), Black Friday (November), and Earth Day (April 22).
You can get 90-day returns with “renewed” condition items …
Amazon’s return policy of 30 days applies to all Amazon Warehouse purchases, but any product that falls into the “Renewed” condition category — the highest of Warehouse quality — has a total of 90 days to be returned to Amazon for a full refund. That’s because it falls under the Amazon Renewed Guarantee. To return a Renewed item, follow these steps:
- Talk to an Amazon associate by calling (800)-362-5703.
- Or on your “My Orders” page, click “Get Product Support” and follow the prompts.
PRO TIP: Unlike regular Amazon purchases, you can’t request a replacement for a broken or unsatisfactory item — only a return and refund.
You don’t get the manufacturer’s warranty with Amazon Warehouse products.
Amazon Warehouse products don’t come with the manufacturer’s warranty. Womp. If that’s something that’s important to you, stick with the new items.