Though buying an item on Amazon is usually quite easy, there are some little tricks that third party (a seller on Amazon that isn’t Amazon themselves) sellers use to boost their reviews and product attraction. Here’s 4 tips to avoid the tricks that the sellers use and to be aware of when buying on Amazon.
Tip 1: The Exaggerated RRP
Some sellers set a high RRP (the number that’s crossed out, just above the price) to make it look like you’re getting a massive saving. Generally, RRP’s are much higher than the selling price so it’s best not to take notice of this figure.
Instead, use something like this guide to do so.
Tip 4: Setting a high normal price then constant Lightning Deals
This trick is quite rare but does still happen so it’s worth mentioning. Simply, the seller sets a price that’s higher than competitors then regularly do lightning deals on the item which reduce the price and make the customer think they’re getting a temporary (as Lightning Deals don’t last too long) chance at buying a high priced compared to competitors) item for a low price.
This is quite difficult to directly stop, though you could add an item that you’re interested in to your wishlist then you’ll get a notification when that item goes up as a Lightning Deal. More notifications = the higher chance the seller is using this trick.