But before you get your credit card out, we have some disappointing news: so far Amazon hasn’t been the bargain-basement deals haven some of us were expecting.
There are still good prices on items and deals to be found, so to help you figure out what’s worth visiting the site for, we’ve compiled a list of pros and cons.
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Next day delivery.
If you live in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide or Canberra you can pay $9.99 for one-day priority delivery for that item you just need to have the next day. Shoppers in Perth, other cities and regional areas of Victoria, NSW and SA will have to pay $11.99 for shipping within two business days. For anyone living elsewhere in Australia, if they want a product within three business days, they will need to pay $19.99.
If you don’t mind when the item gets to you, all orders over $49 include free delivery. However, if you’re buying from certain sellers, their item may include a delivery fee.
Amazon offers 30-day free returns on all products that say ‘free returns’ next to the price. There’s a more detailed returns policy on their website, detailing what is and isn’t covered.
Everything in one place.
Perhaps the biggest pro is that on one site you can find everything from beauty products, to homewares, to electronics. You really could do all your Christmas shopping on Amazon and have it delivered to your door well in time for Christmas.