Amazon Outlet: Where to Get Hot (and Cheap) Overstock Deals Online

Buy presents for the low this holiday season at Amazon Outlet.

Screenshot of Amazon Outlet home page
(Image credit: Courtesy Amazon)

You don’t have to be all that old to remember the excitement of “outlet shopping” – hitting special shopping centers (or even whole towns – Freeport, Maine, anyone?) for deals on overstock, returned or sometimes separate bargain-lines of product. It only makes sense that the nation’s biggest online retailer,, would play this game with its own outlet — without the bricks and mortar (and ancillary candy and fudge vendors).

So, if you're weighing Amazon Prime perks against the cost of a membership, Amazon Outlet is one good reason to stick around. Especially if you still have Christmas shopping to do. 

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Bob Niedt

Bob was Senior Editor at for seven years and is now a contributor to the website. He has more than 40 years of experience in online, print and visual journalism. Bob has worked as an award-winning writer and editor in the Washington, D.C., market as well as at news organizations in New York, Michigan and California. Bob joined Kiplinger in 2016, bringing a wealth of expertise covering retail, entertainment, and money-saving trends and topics. He was one of the first journalists at a daily news organization to aggressively cover retail as a specialty and has been lauded in the retail industry for his expertise. Bob has also been an adjunct and associate professor of print, online and visual journalism at Syracuse University and Ithaca College. He has a master’s degree from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a bachelor’s degree in communications and theater from Hope College.


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