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Amazon cheat sheet: The Best and Worst Things to Buy on Amazon

It can’t be said enough: Amazon has a lot of great deals but it doesn’t have great deals for everything. Because of this, we were very interested to read the always excellent Rather Be Shopping’s list of the best and worst things to buy on Amazon. Below we’ve listed some of the best and worst deals when it comes to tech-related products.

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When it comes to electronics add-ons such as “HDMI cables, HDTV mounts, and various cables for your electronic components,” Rather Be Shopping says Amazon really delivers the goods. In particular, the blog points out that “these days you can score a quality Amazon Basics High-Speed HDMI Cable for only $5.49 compared to a similar cable at Costco for $14.99.” And as always, Amazon is very good at selling high-visibility items at a discount to give people the impression that it always has the lowest prices. So if any kind of gadget is big in the news, you should definitely seek it out on Amazon because there’s a good change it’s selling for a discount.

On the worst things to buy list, Rather Be Shopping has found that buying hardware and tools from Amazon is rarely the best deal and that Lowe’s and Home Depot often sell such products for significantly less money.

Check out the entire list of good and bad Amazon shopping deals by clicking here.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.