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20 Amazon tips to save you time and money

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Get the best deals first with our Amazon advice.


Amazon has become synonymous with online shopping. The company, which started out in 1994 as a web-based bookseller, expanded over the years to sell just about every type of product you can imagine. That breadth of coverage means Amazon.com isn't always the easiest site to navigate. However, the savviest shoppers can jump to the front of the line for discounts and deals. Here are the tricks you can employ to save time and money, and get the most out of Amazon.

Amazon app

Point the Amazon app at products you like—it may be able to identify them.

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1. Take Amazon's apps into the real world

The Amazon Shopping app (free for and ) lets you compare the price of any product you encounter in the real world to its Amazon counterpart. Install the app, then scan an

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