Tue, 11/27/2012 – 08:38
How to find the biggest discounts on Amazon
Amazon’s pricing is based on supply and demand, which means computer algorithms are constantly updating the pricing, which can change on an hourly basis.
Every day, a variety of items on Amazon go on discount, sometimes up to 99%. They vary greatly, but discounts of up to 50% on current model digital cameras are not unknown.
Amazon obviously doesn’t provide a way to see what items are on heavy discount, but you can find them yourself by modifying the URL:
The section that says ‘DEPARTMENT’ you need to replace with the right code. The second section is ‘percent off’- currently displaying 90-99% off.
To get the department code, you can search amazon and you’ll see it written in the URL. Here’s some common ones:
Amazon USA (amazon.com) 5174 = Music 283155 = Books 133141011 = Kindle Products 502394 = Camera & Photo Products 1065836 = Audio & Television 541966 = Computers & PC Hardware 229534 = Software 172282 = All Electronics 361395011 = Home Appliances 1057794 = Furniture & Decor 16310101 = Grocery & Gourmet Products 979455011 = Game Downloads 165793011 = Toys & Games 3367581 = Jewelry 377110011 = Watches 3760911 = Beauty 3403201 = Cycling
3375251 = Sports & Outside
Here’s some for Amazon Canada Amazon.ca 916514 = Music 916520 = Books 677230011 = Camera & Photo Products 3198031= Games 3198021 = Software 667823011 = All Electronics 2224053011 = Home Appliances 2224016011 = Furniture & Decor 2235620011 = Watches
2242989011 = Sports & Outdoors