Amazon is a popular subject when it comes to finding ways to save money. One of the most effective but least advertised methods is to ask for a price adjustment if the price of an item you ordered drops after it’s delivered to your doorstep. In this article, we’ll explore how you can request an Amazon price adjustment and save some extra bucks.
The Time Limit: 7 Days from Delivery
To clear any confusion, you have precisely 7 days to request an Amazon price adjustment starting from the day you receive the item. This is an important detail to keep in mind if you want to make the most of this opportunity.
Be Alert for Price Drops
Checking the price of your purchase daily is time-consuming. Luckily, you can rely on CamelCamelCamel.com, a free site that tracks Amazon prices. Simply sign up and they will notify you via email whenever the price of an item you bought drops.
Requesting a Price Adjustment
To initiate a price adjustment, you have two options: calling Amazon customer service at 1 (888) 280-4331 or starting a live chat session. The latter is highly recommended as it tends to yield better results.
How to Start a Live Chat Session
Starting a live chat session on Amazon can be a bit confusing. Here’s how you can do it:
- Go to this customer service page.
- Beneath Step 2, choose “More order issues” from the first dropdown menu and “Other order question or issue” from the second dropdown menu.
- Amazon will give you three contact options: Email, Phone, or Chat. Select “Chat” and follow the instructions provided.
What About Items Sold by 3rd Party Sellers?
Officially, Amazon’s price adjustment policy only covers items sold directly by Amazon. However, there have been instances where loyal customers were granted a price adjustment even for items purchased from third party sellers. So, it never hurts to ask politely.
The Moral of the Story
The key takeaway here is to always ask for a price adjustment, whether you purchased the item directly from Amazon or from a third party seller. There’s no harm in asking, and more often than not, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the positive outcome. So, why not give it a shot and potentially save some extra cash for your future Amazon purchases?
Ask The Reader
Have you ever requested a price-match from Amazon? Was the item sold by Amazon or a third party? How did it go? Share your experiences in the comments!
By Kyle James