You Can Get Pricing Protection on Amazon If You Buy From a Third Party

When Amazon updated its price protection policy last year , it was a big bummer. However, there is a way around this: buy from a third-party seller.

Buying from a third party manufacturer has several disadvantages. For example, there may be a charge for shipping. Or, if so, it may take longer to get to you. However, depending on the product, it might be worth the wait if you’re worried about falling prices. As Kyle James of Rather Be Shopping points out, if you can afford to wait for an item and is competitively priced on Amazon, you might consider buying from a third party. After purchase, keep an eye on the price. If it’s dropped, here’s how to contact them to get a refund:

  • Then, on their Amazon page, click “Ask a Question” or call customer service if available and politely ask them if a price adjustment is available.
  • Many, if not most, third-party sellers on Amazon go out of their way to protect their reputation and will happily offer you price adjustments within 14-30 days of your item being delivered.
  • Success rate? I’ve tried this 11 times in the last 6 months and got the price adjustment (within 48 hours) 8 times. Not too shabby.
  • I have also received several emails from Amazon buyers over the past few months who have been successful with this little trick.

Other than that, you can still get your price cut refunds directly from Amazon, but if it’s not a TV, they make it kind of a pain. You must request a refund, ship the item back, and buy it back at a lower price. While not all third-party sellers offer price protection, this is an easier option to try.

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