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This Amazon shopping trick can help you save even more money – here’s how it works

Amazon already offers great deals for online shoppers but Rather Be Shopping has figured out a way that you can save even more money while buying things from the omnipresent online retailer. Specifically, the blog has written up a terrific guide for asking Amazon for a price match on some products, and while it doesn’t guarantee you’ll be successful, it does open up the possibility of getting an even better discount online.

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The first step is fairly obvious: You have to find a product that’s either on another website or in a physical store that’s priced lower than on Amazon. Next, go to the Amazon page for that product and scroll down to the “Product Details” section. At the bottom of that section, you’ll see a link that reads, “Tell us about a lower price.” Click on that and you’ll be prompted to give information about where you saw the lower price for the product and offer proof that someone else is actually selling it at a steeper discount.

After this, you’ll want to bookmark the Amazon product page and check back for the next few days to see if they’ve decided to match a competitor’s price.

“I’ve had much better success getting them to lower an online price compared to an in-store price,” writes Rather Be Shopping. “While I’ve had about 7-8 items lowered via a cheaper online price, I’ve yet to have them lower a price because I found a cheaper in-store price. I think this has to do with it being much easier for them to verify the web price compared to looking into a price at a store in your area.”

For more detailed instructions on how to do this Amazon shopping trick yourself, check out Rather Be Shopping’s full guide 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.