Thursday, February 21, 2013

Shoptalk: Amazon WarehouseDeals

*Note: This is not a sponsored post. Just writing about one of my interests which is online shopping =) 

If you're not familiar with this dimension of Amazon yet (where have you been? jk!), Warehousedeals "features deep discounts on open-box, like-new, refurbished, and used products from".
I've been ordering from warehousedeals since 2009 and I make it a point to regularly check (like once a week) new items that have been added (women's shoes size 6 please!).
As explained in their "How warehousedeals works" illustration, they ensure working condition and assess the product quality of an item. I believe the best quality would be "used - like new". I've ordered items in "used - good" condition but nothing worse/lower than that. Expect though, that they will usually have one stock for an item. If you're lucky, you can stumble upon designer shoes in your size at up to 80% off. This is just our little secret: they'll actually reduce the price further the longer it is listed. Since you can't actually add the warehousedeals items to your wish list, you can just add them to your cart and 'save for later' so you can monitor further reductions.
Based on my experience, the items are packed really well and I've never had an issue with the quality. Even the item in good, used condition -- though it came with a warning that it might have scuffs/scratches and whatnot -- actually looked brand new to me. I did order a pair of Dolce Vita sandals that came instead in a plain, brown shoe box so that's something to keep in mind if you're particular about receiving shoes in its original box. Aside from shoes, I've also ordered some outdoor/sports gear.
Just some of the best deals I've gotten are:
  • his and hers Osprey hydration packs which we've used many times on MTB (mountain bike) rides and light treks at 40-60% off
  • 2XU compression tights which I also use during bike rides and evening jogs at more than 50% off
  • Sesto Meucci brown leather huarache sandals at 70% off (fell in love with the bohemian vibe of it!)

I have my eye on a few pairs (warning: items in my size) right now.
If you love oxfords like I do, check out these classic John Fluevog ones listed at $57 (originally $255!!!).

Can't go wrong with these black pumps from Dolce Vita and Rebecca Minkoff now listed at only $47 (retails for $189!) and $88 (originally $325!) respectively.

How about these designer pairs by Jean Michel-Cazabat, Kate Spade, Badgely Mishka and See by Chloe at around 40-60% off. I just might pull the trigger on those perfect nude kate spade pumps.

Since, I've been using/abusing my new balance running shoes for hikes/treks, it's time that I buy myself a decent pair of hiking shoes, no? Funny that these are a close second choice (to the KS pair) for me:

Before ordering anything online, I make it a point to read reviews/feedback on sizing/fit and comfort. Also, try to see if it really is indeed the best deal out there (consider shipping fees, taxes, return policies and reputation of the seller). Sounds like a lot of work but doing research is just the wise thing to do, right?

Share your favorite warehousedeals finds and good/bad stories? What are you coveting right now?

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