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Dig for deals! Amazon steals aren't always what you see first!

Posted at 2:29 PM, Mar 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-28 01:43:17-04

When we're looking for something online, often times we plug a keyword into Amazon. But guess what?

Always clicking the first item that pops up might not save you money.

In fact, a recent investigation by the non-profit news group ProPublica shows the site favors its own products.

The group analyzed 250 items.

The result?

They say 75 percent of the time, Amazon or "fulfilled by Amazon" products showed up first even if other sellers were cheaper. 

So how do you get the lowest prices on the site? 

First, take the time to search.

Also, try browser extensions like Wiki Buy or Honey. They will automatically check for the lowest price when you search Amazon.

And did you know that Amazon price matches TVs? If you buy a TV and find a better price within 30 days, Amazon will match the price and send you a refund.

With that extra cash, check out their outlet, deals of the day and lightning deals sections.

Finally sharing is caring. Amazon allows you to add others to your Prime account so you can share your shipping benefits with up to four people who live with you.

Read more here.