December 30, 2005

because i'm a cheap bastard

So I stumbled on over to Digg.com yesterday, and happened upon an item about this new site that will track your Amazon purchases for price drops. The really cool thing about this - and what I was unaware of - is that Amazon has a price guarantee policy that if you purchase something from them, and within 30 days of that purchase the price on it drops, well, they will refund the difference.

Hot.

So I found this site, Amazon Credits You, filled out a simple item form, and waited for my results. Being the impatient twit that I am, and not getting an answer back from them in the thirty minutes or less pizza-delivery style I thought I deserved, I scoured Amazon's site for info on this price guarantee. I couldn't find the policy ANYWHERE. But did I let that stop me?

Um, like, No!

I had found that a book I ordered from them on December 1st had gone down a whole $0.70, so I dropped their customer service an email stating that I heard they had a 30-day price guarantee policy, with all the details, and a few hours later I had a reply from them that they were going to reverse credit me back $1.00!! That's one WHOLE dollar people! Woo hoo!

Anyhow, I checked my email this morning and found an alert from Amazon Credits You about the item, with complete instructions about how to obtain the credit. I guess they check on a daily basis, at just a bit after midnight. I guess in the future I could wait a whole day. So, if you regularly make Amazon purchases, I suggest keeping an Amazon Credits You bookmark handy. My name is Julie, and I am not a paid endorser. So there.

Update: They've changed to RefundPlease.com, as they plan to incorporate other online retailers into the refund search as well. Pretty neat!


posted by julie at December 30, 2005 07:56 AM


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