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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Simple Amazon Shopping Hacks to Find After Christmas Deals

The big retailers have been drastically slashing prices in the wake of disappointing holiday sales. If you'd rather do you post-Christmas shopping online though, you can either browse a site like Amazon.com at random to find good deals or conduct searches with a little more specificity. Whether you're looking for a Prada Sport Women's Mini Nylon Handbag at a 90% discount or a Motorola Bluetooth Headset for $30, you can speed up your deal hunting with a couple simple search tweaks.

We'll be looking at Amazon.com specifically, which did quite well this holiday season. You'll be working with a URL like this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/?node=1036592&pct-off=90-

What does it mean? The node number 1036592 tells Amazon to conduct a search in the Apparel department. &pct-off=90- tells Amazon to return products that discounted 90% or more. The combination of the two numbers tells Amazon to return Apparel items discounted at least 90%.

So all you need to do is modify these two numbers to do any kind of search you can imagine.

Use the following list of node numbers to search different Amazon departments:

Node 16310091 - Industrial &; Scientific
Node 172526 - GPS and Navigation
Node 165796011 - Baby
Node 404272 - VHS
Node 1036592 - Apparel & Accessories
Node 1040668 - Shoes
Node 3367581 - Jewelry & Watches
Node 599858 - Magazines & Newspapers
Node 283155 - Books
Node 5174 - Music
Node 130 - DVD
Node 16261631 - Unbox Video Downloads
Node 468642 - Computer & Video Games
Node 229534 - Software
Node 13993911 - Amazon Shorts
Node 172282 - Electronics
Node 1065836 - Audio & Video
Node 502394 - Camera & Photo
Node 301185 - Cell Phones & Service
Node 541966 - Computers & PC Hardware
Node 1064954 - Office Products
Node 11091801 - Musical Instruments
Node 1055398 - Home & Garden
Node 1057792 - Bed & Bath
Node 1057794 - Furniture & Decor
Node 3370831 - Gourmet Food
Node 284507 - Kitchen & Housewares
Node 286168 - Outdoor Living
Node 12923371 - Pet Supplies
Node 15684181 - Automotive
Node 228013 - Tools & Hardware
Node 16310101 - Grocery
Node 3760911 - Beauty
Node 3760901 - Health & Personal Care
Node 3375251 - Sports & Outdoors
Node 165793011 - Toys & Games

Let's look at a final example. Say you want to do a search for Beauty products discounted between 50 and 80 percent. You'd end up with this URL: http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/?node=3760911&pct-off=50-80

Now, you give it a try.

[via Tech-Recipes]

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Check out Jungle-Search.com. They've done all the work for you. All you have to do is click the percentage off link next to the category you want to search.


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