What is Amazon?
Amazon is a lovely place online where you can buy things from. The company started off with books as their main selling purpose, but have now developed to support a variety of categories. Amazon is basically like an online store in that if you see something you like, you can buy it. Unlike eBay which also holds auctions.
How the Listings Work
There are a few things to keep in mind when buying from Amazon.
1. Title and Pictures – make sure both the title and the pictures of the product match what you’re actually wanting
2. The Buy Box – the buy box is the box that has the add to cart and buy now buttons. If you are wanting the product to be new, then the buy box is fine. If you want what’s cheapest though, you may be able to find an offer that’s for the same product, just used.
3. Ships From and Sold By – another thing to keep in mind is who is selling and shipping the product. Lots of the time it will actually be a user, instead of Amazon. You can check out the reviews the user has received by clicking on their name.
4. Product Details – these are also good to look over to ensure you’re buying what you actually want. You can find the product details by scrolling down on the listing.
5. Reviews – if you scroll even further, past the product details, you can find the product reviews. Sometimes these can give you insight into the quality of the product and how other people are liking it.
Here’s an example listing. See how the buy box offer is $65.56 + $3.99 shipping. That’s the cheapest offer for new. If you don’t mind buying this CD used though, then you could press on the blue text that reads “8 Used” and it will show you all of the used offers, starting from only $11.48.
One of the advantages to Amazon is their shipping plan. If you become a member of Prime, you can choose to receive almost any product within two days. Which comes in handy if you need a last minute gift for someone, or you’re just impatient haha.
Another couple of benefits to prime is you get a subscription to prime video and prime music. Prime video is basically like their version of Netflix, while prime music is like their Spotify. I find both to be decent, but honestly prefer the latters.
Hey, I’m On Amazon!
If you’d like somewhere to start looking, I have an account on amazon. On your preferred search engine, you could search up “thecdqueen amazon” (my username) and it should pop up with my profile as a search result. If you click on it, it will show you all the listings I currently have, and most of them will be prime. I sell lots of CDs, but I also sell other things from time to time.
Have you ever bought CDs from Amazon? Are you a member of Prime?
Would love to hear what you got to say!
The CD Queen