4 Items to Buy on Amazon and Save Money

Before you head to the mall or local retail store, consider buying these items on Amazon to save money.  Here are the 4 items I would recommend.

1. Colognes/perfumes

We all know that colognes and perfumes can be pretty pricey, so it’s a good idea to not spend more than you have to.

It’s easy to find fragrances at Macy’s or the mall for $80 or more, but Amazon will likely sell the same fragrances for almost half the price, and you’ll likely get free shipping.

I used to be a fan of FragranceNet.com for fragrances because of how cheap I could find my cologne; now it seems that Amazon is the better option for savings.

The cologne I wear is Dolce & Gabbana – I’ve worn this cologne for 15 plus years. It’s easy to find almost anywhere for about $88 or so, but Amazon has it for about half that.

2. New books

For used books, I prefer Ebay – because I buy my books in the worst condition possible – I don’t care about highlighted pages or coffee stains on used books (I’m looking for the cheapest thing I can get). Ebay works well for that.

However, when it comes to buying new books, I definitely care about the condition (I obviously want something in new condition). For new books, I would go with Amazon over Ebay (that way you know exactly what you’re getting).

The key to buying books on Amazon is to buy two or three at a time, so you can take advantage of free shipping (if your order is under $25, Amazon will likely charge you for shipping).

So buying new books from Amazon is the way to go if you’re looking to save money – you’ll probably save close to 40 to 50 percent.

For example, I recently read a book titled, Love and Respect (great book, by the way).  If you were to buy this book at the bookstore, you’re probably looking to spend $25. However, if you buy it at Amazon, you will likely spend 40 percent less than that – pretty significant.

Remember, the key is to buy a few books at a time, so you get free shipping.

3. Cell phones

This one I’ve talked about quite a bit – buying cell phones outright is the better way to go – it will save you hundreds of dollars.

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There is no reason to buy the newest, latest and greatest, smart phone on the market – unless you want to spend $1000 for it. But if you don’t want to spend that much, you can still get a great phone on Amazon for a fraction of that price.

For example, I currently have this phone (which is a great phone, by the way) – it’s a few years old, but the technology is not far from what’s being made even today.

If you want great phones for cheap, buy your phones “renewed” on Amazon – they’re just like new! In fact, here’s what Amazon says about their renewed phones:

About Amazon Renewed

Amazon Renewed is your trusted destination for pre-owned and refurbished products that are inspected and tested to work and look like new. A Renewed supplier who is Amazon-qualified and performance managed, performs a full diagnostic test, replaces any defective parts, and thoroughly cleans the product. The products will have minimal to no signs of wear, no visible cosmetic imperfections when held 12 inches away, batteries with at least 80% capacity relative to new, and may arrive in a brown or white box with relevant accessories (no headphones included) that may be generic.

This product is backed by the Amazon Renewed Guarantee.
Your product is eligible for a replacement or refund within 90 days of receipt if it does not work as expected. Get quick support for claims and free troubleshooting via a single point of contact at Amazon. The guarantee is in conjunction with Amazon’s standard return policy.

The Amazon renewed phones are just like new (just 50-70 percent cheaper). If you want to save big, I would buy your cell phones renewed on Amazon.

4. Supplements

Back when I used to take a supplement before workout, I took this stuff religiously.

If a pre-workout supplement is not what you’re looking for, check out the other supplements they have – they also have protein powder and vitamins priced decently.

When you buy your supplements on Amazon, you will probably save about 20 percent (compared to GNC or something).

Who said being healthy had to be expensive?

It doesn’t!

Buy your supplements on Amazon to save money.


It’s easy to assume that buying things on Amazon is always the cheaper option, but don’t fall for that. Even though I am a pretty big fan of Amazon, I have found that somethings are more expensive on there – like my favorite pair of shoes. These are my “go-to” white tennis shoes, but if you buy them on Amazon, you will spend quite a bit more for some reason. You can still find these in a shoe store for less than $100, but Amazon has them well over that. Just keep that in mind when shopping for some items.


There you have it – a few items you can buy on Amazon to save money (I’m sure there are plenty more where that came from). I only shared a few because they’re the ones that have helped me save the most.

Remember – if you are buying lower priced items like books or something, remember to spend enough to get free shipping, so you save money there, too (waiting to buy a few items all at once might help make that happen).

At the end of the day, always shop around and check the competition – the goal is to save wherever you can – so shop where you save the most!

Good luck, and happy saving.

What’s the point: Saving money for the sake of saving money, or worse – saving money just to spend it else where, is not the goal here.

The goal is to save money, so you can invest and build real wealth. For more information about how to do that, check out some other articles here.