(Updated 7/24/18) The folks over at MarketWatch recently broke down all the worst items to buy on Amazon.com which I thought was really interesting. (See also: The Best Deals and Worst Buys on Amazon.com)
Here are a few bad buys at Amazon that caught my eye that I thought were worth mentioning.
Walmart wins practically every price comparison versus Amazon when it comes to products like Windex, Pledge, Lysol Wipes, and the like.
The only exception that I found was on organic cleaning products as Amazon has some pretty good deals on those.
Clothes and Shoes
The discounts on apparel and shoes on Amazon fails miserably when compared to department stores.
I agree on this one, especially when you start factoring in coupon codes that many online clothing retailers offer that can often get you 40-50% off the original price.
Home goods are often tricky to buy online because you can’t feel the quality, plus the prices on Amazon aren’t all the competitive.
MarketWatch recommends shopping at stores like Home Goods, TJ Maxx, and Marshalls for the best deals.
The bottom line here is to shop at your local drugstore or Walmart for the best deals on items like lipstick, eye shadow, mascara, and all makeup products for that matter.
Amazon pricing tends to run 20-30% higher in most cases.
Have you also noticed bad pricing on these items at Amazon? If so, where do you typically find the best deals?
Perhaps at Walmart or maybe at your local grocery store with coupons? Check out all of the tips by clicking on the Market Watch article below.
What NOT to buy on Amazon | Market Watch
By Kyle James