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"Offer discount will be allocated proportionally among all promotional items in your order."

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Too much shit to sift through. Wish there were a "search within results" function. Still, this thread doesn't deserve to be negative, so I'm voting you back to zero.
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Thanks OP - was able to pick up a like-new macbook in rose gold for $785!

https://www.amazon.com/Apple-MacB...89%3AApple
Open box in excellent conditin is $649 on bestbuy.com


https://www.bestbuy.com/site/appl...ategoryId=
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Thanks OP! Managed to get a 16TB NAS for $348!
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Open box in excellent conditin is $649 on bestbuy.com


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Oh, wow - that's great! Thank you!
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Is good condition Amazon Tap for $59 a good deal?
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Is good condition Amazon Tap for $59 a good deal?
I went for one. At half off, it's worth a try since it can always be returned.
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Too much shit to sift through. Wish there were a "search within results" function. Still, this thread doesn't deserve to be negative, so I'm voting you back to zero.
Do your search here [amazon.com] and whatever you are trying to look up see if the 20% shows up.

20% off. Discount taken at checkout.
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They jack up the prices the day before this coupon. Not gonna fall for this. Save your hard earned money!
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tl;dr Mitigate your expectations of warehouse deals else you may be disappointed with items that should have been described as in "Disrespectful Condition."

Experience based on 100+ AWD orders below, with photos. All are part of the reason for rating on 3 million feedback and a 3% (edit: now 4%) drop in 4 months.

1. About 70% of the AWD products I've received have not actually been opened, much less inspected, prior to re-sale. I know this because I've opened products to find the previous customer's personal information (e.g. original invoice, copy return information, with their home address, phone number, etc) still inside the package. Had they even opened the package to inspect the product this would not have happened. The frequency with which this occurs indicates they don't have a legitimate inspection system in place.

2. Warehouse employees rotate between picking items for shipment, testing products for AWD, and other tasks (popping bubble wrap, cleaning work areas, etc). They do not have the expertise to test products thoroughly with the exception of high-dollar items like laptops. As a result, have low expectations for specialized items with critical components that are not obvious. For example I ordered head-mounted loupes that look perfect out of the box ("like new-comes in original packaging") but the ratcheting mechanism required to tighten the band was stripped and they cannot be used.

3. Recommend against purchasing any "Like New" or "Very Good" condition product with blank condition detail field. Employee performance is measured by efficiency; shortcuts are taken where possible. The shortest possible way to list an item is to click the Condition box and omit the optional condition field. Those taking shortcuts in the inspection process are unlikely to enter condition details.

4. Beware of perishable products especially pet food; 8 of 10 dog mouthwash bottles were expired on arrival by greater than 6 months. See photos.

5. Beware of case or multi-pack quantities. Manufacturers ship Amazon the product and, instead of receiving and labeling it appropriately, employees remove and label the individual pieces with the ASIN for the case. These mistakes are shipped out by Amazon and subsequently returned by the unhappy customer who receives it. AWD picks up the listing and sells it again because the customer service agent that processed the original return doesn't take the time to create an inventory alert because the return process with the unhappy customer has already taken too long; further actions would compromise their efficiency metrics which is directly related to their overall performance evaluation and subsequently their job security. Next customer gets the incorrect product, now sold by AWD, and the cycle is repeated.
Keep in mind that product is being shipped all over the country, so by the time it gets listed appropriately as a single piece it has significant damage.

5. Beware of the switcheroo wherein a previous customer returns a product missing a critical (often valuable) component, or the product is substituted for another and not caught by the AWD inspection process. Example: I ordered 6 of the same product that included two components: one big piece that was cheap and another small piece that was expensive; 4 of 6 (67%) arrived with cheap component only, 1 of 6 (17%) arrived with expensive component only, and 1 of 6 (17%) arrived with the complete item (cheap + expensive component). I paid about 30% off the new price but was net negative from a money and time standpoint. Note the same employee picked all 6 of the product (same ASIN); to me this is further evidence of the lack of process control in Warehouse Deals and the striking difference between actual Amazon and AWD.

6.Warehouse products do not come with a manufacturer warranty as stated at the bottom of the front page of the Amazon Warehouse Deals page. You are not buying from Amazon itself but rather Amazon Warehouse Deals. AWD is technically an independent, 3rd party merchant selling in the Amazon Marketplace. Same reason why Amazon promotional credits that don't apply to 3rd party merchants also don't apply to Amazon Warehouse Deals items. Manufacturers will look at your AWD invoice and consider your case in much the same way as someone who bought the product from an independent seller on eBay. You're more likely to get a warranty exception with "Amazon Warehouse Deals" than CuddleP0ny771 or FatalFart65 on eBay but you're relying on chance (nice company or lack of knowledge) rather than a contractual obligation.

7. Even if you get your money back and keep the product for free, it's not worth the long-term "cost" to return from an account metrics standpoint. People just assume Amazon allows unlimited returns especially for legitimate reasons, such as what I describe above. After reading first-hand experiences written by amazon employees who know about the process, this is simply not the case. There are a number of metrics that add up to your "profile" with Amazon; too many returns (>10%) will get you flagged; buying 2x high-dollar or heavy products, testing them, and then returning the one you don't like, or both, will also get you flagged. I'm not going to use my limited number of returns on inconsequential items I buy from AWD. Therefore, I end up spending more money to buy what I actually need after I waste time with the AWD purchase, and then spend additional time fixing junk AWD products that were described inaccurately.

8. I am on a first-name basis with the UPS delivery driver because of the number of AWD products that are shipped out in poorly packaged condition. To the point where even UPS flags it as a problem and won't deliver it until I verify that I still want the product in such a condition.
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