SAN ANTONIO — Save time, money and frustration by outlet shopping online instead of in person.
See if your favorite outlet is online before you dedicate a full day to driving to an outlet mall. Just keep a few things in mind before you hit the buy button.
Do this to see if a store has an online outlet.
“Google the name of the retailer and ‘outlet’ and so many surprising options will pop up,” said Trae Bodge, a smart shopping expert. “The discounts can be very deep up to clearance levels, 60% to 70% in some cases.”
A few online outlets include Best Buy, REI, Zales, J.Crew Factory, Banana Republic Factory, Gap Factory Outlet, Nordstrom Rack, Saks Off 5th, and 6 p.m., the outlet for Zappos.
Amazon has both an Amazon Outlet and Amazon Warehouse. Amazon Outlet sells overstock and clearance items. Amazon Warehouse features discounts on open box and returned items. Amazon Warehouse will list the condition of the product so you can make an informed decision on the purchase. Amazon Warehouse items also are covered by the Amazon return policy, so if you are unsatisfied with an item, you can return it within 30 days.
“You’ll often find discounted or overstocked merchandise, usually from a former season,” Bodge said.
Think twice before you buy final sale items online. Yes, they are super cheap, but you cannot return them, so if they do not work out for you, you are stuck with the item.
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