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

Beyond the everyday offerings of Amazon Prime lies Amazon Outlet for bigger discounts.

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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, Amazon.com, would play this game with its own outlet (opens in new tab) – without the bricks and mortar (and ancillary candy and fudge vendors).

As millions of Americans signed up for Amazon Prime weigh the benefits of Amazon Prime perks – (both the new one or two and the ones being taken away) against the recent membership price increase – Amazon Outlet is probably a reason to stick around.

These aren’t used or second-hand items, and some are even quite high end (think Apple, Bose, Marmot and Pendleton). Amazon Outlet (opens in new tab) items are actual overstocks – Amazon bought too many of them – discontinued items, or just plain old clearance items. And they cut across a retail swath. That means you’ll see clothing, kitchenware, home decor, electronics and other arenas.

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We found some cool bargains in Amazon Outlet you may be interested in. If not, there are plenty more. Here’s what we discovered:

Bob Niedt
Online Editor, Kiplinger.com

Bob is a Senior Online Editor at Kiplinger.com. 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.