Amazon Lightning Deals *BEWARE*

MikhailCompo Posts: 9
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edited 31 October 2021 at 4:15PM in Praise, vent & warnings
I would hope the savvy members of this forum don't get fooled by these, but they need reiterating I feel.

Amazon Lightning Deals are frequently a massive rip off, hugely inflated prices with a short window with which to buy the goods which makes you more likely to impulse purchase.

With Black Friday coming up soon DO YOU RESEARCH and don't be scammed.....

In the example below, almost three times the lowest price, AND Amazon's own price is cheaper than the so called Lightning Deal.

I hope this post helps someone. Share if you think it will.


  • JJ_Egan
    JJ_Egan Posts: 20,281
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    Last two lightning deals i purchased where excellent value .But i felt no inclination to post on the web ,as with everything prices vary .
  • Yet more bad press about Amazon ethical practice is emerging. Its seems the company makes sure it is seen to behave itself for a while and then reverts back to business as usual. I am not denying that they delight the customer but this hides a wealth of sins.
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  • MalMonroe
    MalMonroe Posts: 5,783
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    edited 31 October 2021 at 5:48PM
    Anyone can be ripped off anywhere these days. You can always double check and compare prices using the true and tested method, aka google.

    As someone who hates the march of time, I'd never pay anything like that much for a watch. I just don't see the point. I would much rather give a donation to charity. A cheap watch serves the purpose just as well. In fact I don't even own one. Use my phone or PC as and when necessary. Posh/expensive items never impress me much because you can't take 'em with you.

    I agree with what Mnoee said, "There's a lot to hate about amazon, but the pricing on this watch isn't up there for me."

    Also, with amazon, if you're not happy with any purchase you can always return it for a full refund, so there's less likelihood of being scammed there. 

    As for 'black Friday' - it's yet another daft American 'tradition' we've come to adopt.   :#
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  • forgotmyname
    forgotmyname Posts: 32,481
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    Just bought a printer and paid RRP rather than the discounted price often offered.  But we are in 2021 where there
    are no sellers with discounted prices. Purchased from Amazon so do I complain and say they are a total ripoff?

    Even though other stores that actually have them in stock sell it for the same price even JohnLewis.

    Censorship Reigns Supreme in Troll City...

  • This is a lightning deal offered by a third party, it has nothing to do with Amazon.

    These deals are frequently garbage, usually because the product is cheap tat.

    Black Friday (or more accurately cheap Apple lightning cable day) is no exception, flooded with "deals" from Chinese purveyors of tat.
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