12/10/2013 11:41 am ET

The Simple (And Secret) Way To Get Amazon To Give You Money


During the holiday season, it can be hard to keep track of all the shopping deals. Sometimes the great buy comes only after you've ordered an item -- the ultimate "d'oh!"

But thanks to the sleuthing of the penny pinchers at the r/Frugal subreddit, an unadvertised Amazon policy that can save you money has been discovered. Using it, customers can receive a refund of the price difference on an item if its price drops within seven days of delivery.

All it takes is reaching out to Amazon customer service.

In a chat with an Amazon customer service rep, Reddit user poorsoi explained that a wine rack he or she purchased for $28.52 was subsequently discounted by about $8. Amazon quickly offered a refund.


Though the policy is not explicitly mentioned on Amazon's website, Business Insider was able to confirm it with an Amazon representative in a separate conversation. The Huffington Post reached out to Amazon for comment, and will update if the company responds.

[h/t Business Insider via Lifehacker]


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