Cheaper Than Amazon: Week of July 14, 2014

By on July 14, 2014

best-buy-amazon-logoYou can admit it. We all do it. It’s a compulsion, a necessity, an obsession. Anyone that uses the Internet checks Amazon when shopping for something.

Maybe it’s that new 47-inch HDTV that you’ve had your eye on at Best Buy. Let’s check Amazon to see if it’s cheaper. Maybe it’s a new pair of sneakers that you spotted at the mall. I bet Amazon has them too.

Don’t get us wrong, we do it too. And quite often, Amazon is cheaper. It gets even better if you still live in a state where Amazon doesn’t charge sales tax or you can use your Amazon Prime subscription to get it in just two days without paying additional shipping costs.

However, there are an increasing number of deals as of late in which retailers are able to beat Amazon’s price significantly. On Ben’s, we specifically point that out in the deal box next to the retail price. In addition to that feature, we will also be rounding up the best of those deals for you each week in this series.

So without further adieu, here are the best deals that are cheaper than Amazon this week:

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Unlocked GSM Smartphone

$243 at eBay vs. $339 at Amazon
  • Dual-Core 1.7 GHz Snapdragon, 8GB internal
  • 4.3 inch HD Super AMOLED
  • 8MP rear camera, 1.9MP frontcamera
  • Free shipping

Marmot Palisades Men’s Gore-Tex Jacket

$126 at REI vs. $325 at Amazon
  • Features fully waterproof Gore-Tex exterior
  • Chest pocket with water-resistant zipper
  • Removable storm hood with laminated brim
  • Free shipping

Samsung 43-inch 720p Plasma HDTV

$300 at Sears vs. $378 at Amazon
  • 1024×768 720p, 600Hz subfield motion, 16:9 aspect ratio
  • ATSC/Clear QAM tuners, 2x10W speakers. 2 HDMI inputs
  • Dimensions: 39.8” x 24.3” x 2.2”
  • Free in-store pickup

50 oz. Tide Laundry Detergent (2x Concentrated)

$6 at Staples vs. $16 at Amazon
  • Contains more active ingredients and less water
  • Includes Acti-Lift formula that lifts off dry stains
  • Phosphate-free and made of biodegradable soaps
  • Free in-store pickup

LG Electronics WCP-300 Wireless Charging Pad

$20 at The Daily Steal vs. $45 at Amazon
  • Charge without any messy, ugly cables
  • Utilizes Qi Wireless charging technology
  • LED indicator illuminates to show charging status
  • Free shipping

Pulse Performance Slither Drift Vibe Scooter

$35 at Newegg vs. $60 at Amazon
  • Oversized front wheels help maintain balance
  • Anti-slip deck keeps your feet in place
  • Quick release neck for easy folding
  • Free shipping

Apple iPad Air (5th Gen) 32GB Wi-Fi Tablet

$490 at eBay vs. $545 at Amazon
  • Apple iOS 7; 9.7 Retina display; 2048 x 1536 resolution
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) with MIMO; 32 GB capacity
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life; 1 lb
  • Free shipping

Ryobi ONE+ P884 18-V Lithium-Ion Ultimate Combo Kit

$259 at Home Depot vs. $334 at Amazon
  • Includes 2 P107 Compact Lithium+ batteries
  • Drill has a LED light that illuminates work surfaces
  • Anti-Vibe reciprocating saw reduces user fatigue
  • Free shipping

Refael Collection Bamboo Memory Foam Pillow

$20 at eBay vs. $35 at Amazon
  • Life Span: 5-6 Years, Hypoallergenic
  • Relieves Snoring, Insomnia, Asthma, Neck Pain, TMJ, Migraines
  • Machine Washable & Dryable
  • Free shipping

As always, be sure to check Ben’s deal feed for the latest deals and contribute to our community by rating each deal. If you are looking for a specific product, you can sign up for deal alerts here and we will email you the second that we post it in the deal feed.

About Mike Flacy

Editor-in-Chief for The CheckOut. During my free time, I love to write about pop culture, home theater, digital photography, social media, mobile technology and cool gadgets!

One Comment

  1. Leslie Nagel

    July 14, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    love you guys!!! i’m a huge “prime customer” of Amazon and i definitely think it’s about time they have a bit of competion biting at their rear ends!

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