How to Find Amazon Return Stores Near You and Save BIG in the Process

September 27, 2023 by Kyle
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Aa an avid Amazon shopper, I’m always looking for ways to save money with the online retail giant. From shopping at their little-known Online Warehouse Outlet, to figuring out how to buy their returns for cheap, I’m always on the search for ways to save. This made me wonder if there were stores in my local area that bought and sold Amazon returns and liquidated Amazon products for cheap. After some digging, I found an Amazon return store, also known as an “Amazon Bin Store”, about 10 miles away. So off I drove and quickly discovered that the savings at the store were pretty incredible, so I wanted to show you how to find an Amazon return store in your neck of the woods so you can start saving too. Here’s EVERYTHING you need to know.

How to Find Amazon Return Stores Near You and Save BIG in the Process

What Exactly is an Amazon Return Store?

Amazon return store shoppers

As the name suggests, an Amazon Return Store buys and sells Amazon products that were returned by customers for a myriad of reasons.

They are a great place to shop for bargains on home décor, electronics, toys, tools, clothing, shoes, patio furniture, and small kitchen appliances.

These stores typically don’t only sell Amazon returns, they often source liquidations from Target, Home Depot, and Walmart as well.

See Also: How to Find a Target Salvage Store Near You

How Do I Find a Return Store Near Me?

The best way to find a store near you is through Google and Facebook.

Start by doing a Google search for one of the following,

“Amazon return store near me”

“Amazon bin store TOWN NAME” – this is the exact search that stumbled me onto my local “Bargain Bins” store.

“Liquidation store TOWN NAME”

“Amazon salvage store near me”

“Amazon liquidation store TOWN NAME”

Next hit up Facebook and do the exact SAME searches.

If you have any of these stores near you, Google and/or Facebook will quickly find them for you and you probably won’t have to do more than 2 searches.

See Also: Amazon Warehouse Deals: How to Find the ABSOLUTE Best Deals

Are These Products from Amazon Liquidation Pallets?


The vast majority of products are sourced from buying Amazon liquidation pallets from sites like and

What Brands Will I Typically Find Within?

Farberware coffee maker


Unfortunately, it’s impossible to predict the brands you might find as every store is different and dependent on the pallet of returned merchandise that they purchase.

But, to give you an idea, from shopping at my local “Bargain Bins” store, I found these brands to name just a few:

– Disney

– Sony

– Anker

– Logitech

– Farberware

– Ryobi

– Cuisinart

– Black & Decker

– Samsung

– Stanley Tools

– 3M

– Nike

– Adidas

How Much Savings is Typical at These Stores?

Easily 50% off the retail price, often WAY more, I personally saw savings close to 90% off the original price.

The “Bargain Bins” store near me works like this:

Thursday – Everything in the store is $12

Friday – Everything in the store is $8

Saturday -Everything in the store is $4

Sunday -Everything in the store is $2

Monday – Everything in the store is 2 for $1

Tuesday and Wednesday – Closed

If your Amazon “bin” store is setup the same way, the BEST strategy is to start by shopping on a Thursday (when the store opens) and see what in-stock products and brands they have, then come back Sunday afternoon and see what is left.

This will give you a great idea at how quickly stuff is sold and at what price point.

Be prepared for a crowd on Thursday and a mad scramble when the doors open, it reminded me of the old Black Friday days.

A saw shoppers scoring microwaves, a mini fridge, large framed art prints, and electronics like decent sound bars for only $12 each.

Also, if your store is still relatively new, many bargain shoppers might not be aware of it yet, allowing you to take advantage of deals on Sunday and Monday at pennies on the dollar.

If you’re a reseller on eBay the Sunday and Monday bargains could be a great way to source inventory that you can resell for a quick profit.

See Also: 4 CLEVER Ways to Buy Amazon Returns and Save Money

Are the Products Often Defective?


While the items are typically in working condition, they sometimes have scratches, dents, and small imperfections.

I saw a lamp that had been squished, many boxes that had been ripped open at one point, and even a mattress that had some grease on it.

So you’re definitely taking a risk, especially on electronics, but at the low price point the risk is negligible in my opinion.

Are All Purchases Going to Be Final Sale?


Because you’re buying products at liquidation prices you can expect their to be NO return policy place.

So once you buy the item, and walk out the door, you’re stuck with it.

The good news is you can easily resell the item on eBay if you don’t want it, often at a profit.

Can I Return These Items to Amazon?


If you’re thinking of somehow returning products bought at a discount to Amazon for a profit, think again, it can’t be done.

First of all, you’ll need evidence that you bought the item from Amazon in the first place, and secondly, well….there is no secondly, just don’t do it.

See Also: Amazon Return Policy: Time to Cut Through the Crap and Figure It Out

Ask the Reader: Do you know of any Amazon return stores in your neck of the woods? Let me know in the comments and I’ll start compiling a list of stores to help all of us.

By Kyle James

Buyer Beware: The Amazon “Bait & Switch” Pricing Scam is Real (Here’s How to Avoid It)

Updated September 28, 2023 by Kyle

Amazon pricing can be REALLY sneaky. There I said it. This is something that I’ve been yelling about for years and over the weekend I discovered a blatant “Bait & Switch” practice that Amazon now employs to lure shoppers into thinking the price is great, only to pull the rug out from underneath us and basically have the low price disappear. Below is the exact scenario that I encountered, along with the response from Amazon, so you can be aware of this new sneaky pricing scam that Amazon is using.

Buyer Beware: The Amazon Bait & Switch Pricing Scam is Real

The Bait & Switch Scenario:

Amazon Ice Maker with low price

My daughter is in college, has a birthday coming up, and has been jonesing for a small ice maker for her dorm room.

So off I go to Amazon and see one for $44.99 with great reviews and I think “I’m all over this one like white on rice”.

I then tap on the ice maker and get taken to the product page and much to my surprise I CAN’T find the $44.99 price anywhere….the price listed is a whopping $89.99.

A HUGE 45 dollar price difference, with the previously mentioned $44.99 price NOWHERE to be found.

See Also: How to Buy Amazon Unclaimed Packages and Save Money

So Off I Go To Amazon Chat…

I typically get good results when starting a live chat with Amazon, especially when I have an issue like not getting my package in 2 days or a return question.

But I was sorely disappointed this time.

The rep started out by telling me that Amazon changes pricing all the time, then she had me add the ice maker to my cart to see if the $44.99 propagated at checkout which of course IT DID NOT.

Then she kept saying I would get lower price when I signed up for the Chase Amazon Visa which I thought was a hilarious spin of the problem. (screenshot below)

Clearly, “Joan” had a hard time understanding my issue and could not give me answers to my questions.

Amazon live chat conversation

I quickly realized this was getting nowhere, so I bid a fond farewell to Joan, and decided to call Amazon directly.

So I Called Amazon Customer Service…

Like it was 1986, I figured out how to make a phone call to Amazon customer service.

The first person I talked to was of little help so I asked to speak to his supervisor.

I was quickly transferred and FINALLY was able to speak with someone who actually understood my issue.

I explained that this was a clear BAIT & SWITCH and Amazon needed to honor the advertised price of $44.99.

I was pretty hot under the collar by this point as I was close to 30 minutes into this ordeal.

She explains that the $44.99 is the price from one of the 3rd party seller who just happened to be charging $45 for shipping making the price the same as Amazon’s.

The 3rd party sellers (also know as the “Other sellers on Amazon”) link was buried on the product page making for a very confusing situation.

But sure enough, after some searching, I was able to find the 3rd party seller that she was talking about and see where the $44.99 price was originating from.

The Word “from” is Clearly the Problem

The word FROM is the problem

Wrongly, Amazon seems fine with using the tiny word “from” on their search results page as it grabs the shoppers attention when they see a low price.

But come on Amazon, don’t put the word “from” right next to the Prime logo as it makes shoppers think they can get that low price with Prime 2-day shipping.

Very deceiving and something that I feel is a clear “bait & switch” that Amazon needs to fix immediately.

At the very least, they should remove the blue Prime logo when it’s a “from” situation to avoid confusion.

See Also: 6 Slick Ways to Score Amazon Prime for Free or Real Cheap

The Solution: Amazon Needs To Be More Transparent

The Amazon rep basically told me that the 3rd party seller was being very deceiving by offering that LOW price but then having incredibly HIGH shipping costs.

I told her that Amazon needed to do something about this and she promised to tell her supervisor about this issue so it could be run up the corporate ladder.

Will anything come of it? Probably not.

But if you notice the same thing, call Amazon at 1-888-280-4331 and voice your concern.

Maybe if enough of us call they will change how the display their pricing in the search results.

How to Avoid This Pricing Scam

I was told that the word “from” appears the most when using the Amazon app and you rarely see it when shopping on the website via your laptop or desktop.

So the BEST WAY to avoid this scam is to NOT shop via the Amazon app but instead to shop directly through

Also, keep a sharp eye out for the word “from” and know that it means the price you’re being shown is NOT going to be the actual amount you pay and typically won’t include 2-day Prime shipping. 

Ask the Reader: Have you ever noticed this very sneaky pricing scheme that Amazon does? Do you remember what the product and price was? Let me know in the comments, thanks.

By Kyle James

What’s the “Real” Difference Between a Target and Super Target?

September 18, 2023 by Kyle
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Target isn’t just a grocery store, it’s a place you can score all types of items from electronics, to clothing, and more. While the traditional Target stores offer all sorts of food and non-food purchases, a Super Target store offers even more options for shoppers. Super Target stores, as the name suggests, are even bigger Target locations that offer a wider selection of items and services for shoppers. Read on to learn more about the difference between regular Target stores and Super Target stores.

What's the Difference Between a Target and Super Target?

What are the Differences Between Target Vs Super Target?

Super Targets are basically a much larger Target store that offers a wider selection of items (and services) compared to a regular Target store.

While both Super Targets and regular Targets offer food and non-food related items, the BIGGEST difference between them is a Super Target typically has a full sized bakery, produce, meat, and deli section.

Not to mention, many Super Targets will offer various services that most regular Targets don’t offer (more on this later).

Another distinction is most Super Target locations have 2 set of doors on the front of the building, with one of the sets taking you directly into the grocery side.

Also, Super Targets will have the name “Super Target” written on the outside which is another clear indicator of the type of store you’re entering.

How Many Super Targets Are There?


There are currently about 239 Super Targets in the U.S.

With thousands of Target stores currently in operation, Super Targets make up a small percentage of total Target stores.

Also, Super Targets are only found in some states (about a dozen states around the U.S).

See Also: What’s the Target Dollar Spot and Ways to Maximize Your Savings

Which One has Food, Meat, and Grocery Items?

While both Target and Super Target have food and grocery items, Super Targets inevitably have a MUCH wider selection of food and meat options.

Super Targets also have a bigger selection of non-food items like clothes, home goods, electronics, etc.

Which One Has an Optician?

Technically, both stores could have an optician but NOT all Target locations have an optician.

Click here to check out the different Target optical locations in the U.S. to find an optician at your local Target near you.

What Other Services Does a Super Target Have?

Besides getting your vision checked, you can also find pharmacies and photo studios within a Super Target.

This definitely makes a Super Target more convenient to shop for all your grocery and services needs all within one place, unlike a traditional Target store.

See Also: When Does Target Restock Inventory? Info to Help You Save Money

Which One Has a Starbucks Within?

Both Target and Super Targets can have Starbucks within each store.

However, it’s important to note that not every Target and Super Target location necessarily have a Starbucks within each store.

Is a Super Target Like a Walmart Super Center?

Yes, in a way.

A Super Target is like a Walmart Super Center.

This is because both offer a wide selection of both food and other non-food related items from electronics to home goods, clothing, and more.

Plus, both a Super Target and Walmart Super Center offer various services like a pharmacy, making it super convenient for you to shop for all your grocery items, and then use the various services while you’re there.

See Also: It’s Time to Locate Your Nearest Target Salvage Store and Save BIG

Although Target typically is considered more “high scale” relative to Walmarts, in general, both the Super Target and Walmart Super Center BOTH have a wide selection of item offerings and various services.

That being said, it may be a lot easier to find a Walmart Super Center vs a Super Target.

This is because while there are only hundreds of Super Targets, there are thousands of Walmart Super Center stores across the United States.

Ask the Reader: Do you have a Super Target in your town? If so, do you like it better than a regular Target store?

By Kyle James