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Worst Things to Buy on Amazon


If you shop online, there’s a good chance you’ve bought something on Amazon. After all, it is the world’s largest online retailer, and it sells everything from books and beauty products to automotive parts and big-screen HDTVs. Plus, its prices are pretty darn good.

But not everything sold on Amazon is the best deal on the Web. In fact, when compared prices on 1,500 popular products it found that other online retailers beat Amazon more than half the time. Plenty of brick-and-mortar stores also offer better bargains on certain products.

Here are nine items you can consistently find for less at retailers other than Amazon.


All prices were checked online August 19, 2014. Price comparisons exclude taxes and shipping costs. Products are ordered alphabetically.

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