There’s no denying the fact that Amazon has it all. And if you’re a fan of shopping on the website, chances are you might think you know how to take full advantage of the daily sea of savings. But, unless you’ve ventured to Amazon’s outlet section, you don’t know the half of it.
If you’re wondering what Amazon outlet is, we’ll let you in on the secret. The online giant has a lesser-known section of its website where you can save money on thousands of clearance products across all its ranges, from beauty to tech.
You can even filter by discount amount, whether that’s 10 per cent, 25 per cent, 50 per cent or a whopping 70 per cent off, which will really help you bag a bargain.
Rather than trawling through hundreds of products, we’ve done the hard work for you to save you both time and money, curating a list of the best things you can buy now. Whether you’re after a new family game or Bluetooth speaker, we’ve got you covered.
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While delivery charges may apply on Amazon outlet, if you sign up to prime you can benefit from free delivery. The monthly membership costs £7.99, or you can pay an annual sum of £79, and you’ll also be granted access to more than 800,000 free ebooks and the use of prime video and Amazon’s music services.
The best Amazon outlet deals
KitSound diggit 55: Was £49.99, now £32
With 36 per cent off, we almost did a double take at this deal from the Amazon outlet section, particularly since this speaker featured in our guide to the best Bluetooth speakers. “It’s a very capable speaker, especially for the price, with clear sound and good battery life,” praised our writer. Solid and water-resistant, it’s perfect for chucking in your bag and taking to a picnic (when that’s allowed again). An unmissable deal.
Revlon pro collection salon straight copper hair straightener: Was £79.99, now £29.85
You may know the brand thanks to its hairdryer and volumiser that took TikTok by storm in lockdown 1.0, as users tried to recreate a salon-worthy blow dry from home. These hair straighteners look just as good and, with 20 variable heat settings up to 235C, the brand claims the ceramic technology is gentler on your locks. For less than £30, you really can’t go wrong.
Hasbro Gaming speak out showdown: Was £25.99, now £7.06
With more weekends spent in lockdown, why not try a new family game? The premise is simple: while wearing the mouthpiece, read out the words on the card as your fellow players try and guess what you are saying before the time’s up. And this is a more advanced version of the classic Speak Out game – which became somewhat of a viral sensation – since the mouthpieces are electronic and add random interruptions to make it that little bit harder. It’s a sure-fire way to have some lockdown laughs.
Bowers & Wilkins PX Bluetooth wireless noise cancelling headphones: Was £329.99, now £254.76
If you’re looking for some noise-cancelling technology to help you get through your to-do list while schools remain closed, then these are for you. Although we can’t testify to this exact model, the PX7 version received rave recommendations in our review of the best wireless headphones.
“Bowers & Wilkins makes splendidly beautiful headphones,“ said The Independent’s technology critic David Phelan. “The PX7 over-ears are supremely comfortable and sound great, not least because the speakers inside the ear cups feel like they’re perfectly angled for maximum sound.” Clearly it’s a brand you can trust.
UMI weighted blanket: Was £69, now £55.92
We’ve heard a lot of chatter about weighted blankets of late, so much so that we reviewed a selection to bring you a round-up of the best. The science behind them relates to deep touch pressure, a form of sensory input that offers the sensation of being held, which is thought to calm people who feel anxious. If you’ve found the past year unsettling, perhaps it’s time to take advantage of this offer on Amazon. The weight is evenly distributed to gently conform to your body and, with 20 per cent off in the outlet, we think it could prove a worthy investment.
Skymee dog camera treat dispenser: Was £139.99, now £71.81
If you got a new pet in lockdown, this is the piece of tech you need. A great all rounder, it’s compatible with Amazon’s Alexa, allows you to keep an eye on your dog or cat, and dispenses treats. You can even customise the settings so it responds to your canine friend’s barks. While we can’t testify to this exact model, the Skymee 8L featured in our round-up of the best pet cameras and got rave reviews, notably for the fact it takes batteries, to make sure your pet is fed as planned should the power go off. With 50 per cent off, we’d recommend snapping this up now.
Rotrax LED strip lights kit, 15m: Was £27.99, now £18.15
In our Pinterest predicts 2021’s interior trends guide, the social media site noted that neon and LED lighting would be big news this year, partially thanks to TikTok. If you want to tap into the trend, we think these are the lights to do it with. Costing just £18.15 – a whopping 35 per cent saving – there are 20 different colours to choose from, and they are the perfect way to create ambience in your living space.
Lego 71711 Ninjago Jay's cyber dragon mech building set: Was £44.99, now £34.82
If you’ve got a child’s birthday coming up, the Amazon Outlet is the place to buy kids’ toys at a discounted price. Case in point is this Lego set containing a dragon and five minifigures, which is bound to be adored by fans of the Ninjago series.
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