It happens to many of us. You wait for a lightning deal to go live on Amazon. The minute you see it you, try to buy and it’s already sold out!?!?! I know how frustrating this can be, as I’ve had it happen to me on more than one occasion.
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Here are some tricks to helping you score Amazon lightning deals!
1 – Join Amazon Prime
Some deals are opened up to Amazon Prime members 30 minutes before the deals go live. By being a member, you get access to these deals early as well as many other perks.
2 – Add the item to your cart no more than 15 minutes before the deal goes live
Then, when the Amazon lightning deal goes live, you can see if the price is what you want to pay and if so, just checkout and it will be yours! Keep in mind that not all items will adjust automatically, so there isn’t always 100% success with this method (although it usually works).
3 – Join the waitlist
Now, if you happen to miss out, it is always very important to join the waitlist. People forget to check out all of the time and so that frees up products for others to buy. You have only 15 minutes from the time you add something to your cart to proceed to checkout, or it will be removed and someone else can purchase it (whether you get it right away or through the waitlist). Once you on are on the waitlist, a couple of things will happen.
4 – Purchase the Item Immediately
Sometimes, as soon as you hit to join the wait list, you can purchase it. So, if that happens, makes sure you check out right away so you can be sure that you get the item you want.
5 – Stay on Amazon
If you click to join the waitlist, do NOT leave Amazon. If you are cleared for purchase, you will receive a pop up in the upper corner of your screen. You still still have only 15 minutes to checkout, so make sure you get it right away. If you are not on Amazon and are cleared from the waitlist and don’t purchase, you will end up missing out.