I was poking around Amazon this morning and noticed that a gift I bought last week had gone down in price.
…by thirteen cents.
Now, that’s not enough for me to go to war over (My minimum is $4 worth of Chinese food), but it did present the opportunity to show off one of my favorite holiday shopping tips in action.
On getting refunded the difference when a store drops its price
OK, so back to the title: Go back right now and check to see if the prices have dropped on any gifts you’ve already bought. Plenty of stores have an official policy, but many will refund the difference between what you paid and the new price if you just ask nicely.
Why would they do this?
Think of it this way: Stores know that if the difference is big enough, you’ll just return the item, then re-buy to get the lower price. Besides buying themselves a little bit of goodwill with the favor, they’re also saving themselves the potential hassle.
Amazon in particular makes it easy with items they sell if you get in touch with them within seven days of taking delivery. Just go to their contact page:
Then, click chat and ask nicely:
Best of luck getting those refunds!