15 Things to Never Buy on Amazon

Chela Mibei
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Hello there, savvy shoppers! We all love the convenience of Amazon for its tantalizing two-day shipping and a cornucopia of products at our virtual fingertips. But buyer, beware! Not everything that glitters in your cart is gold. Sometimes, those enticing deals are too good to be true, and other times, you’d be better off shopping at your local brick-and-mortar.

So fasten your seatbelts, put down your Prime membership card, and get ready for a roller-coaster ride through the 15 things you should never buy on Amazon.

Designer Items

 

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On Amazon, it’s like walking through a sketchy alley at midnight. Counterfeit designer goods run amok, from handbags to high-end makeup. Make luxury purchases directly from the brand’s site or a trusted retailer.

Expensive Jewelry

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The saying “diamonds are forever” doesn’t apply to fake ones. Save yourself from the horror of purchasing a knock-off gemstone by shopping at jewelry stores with reputable certifications or sticking to trusted online retailers.

High-End Electronics

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Amazon is known for offering great deals on electronics, but it’s better to shop elsewhere when it comes to high-end products like TVs or laptops. These items are often sold by third-party sellers, making it harder to verify authenticity and ensure that you get a product in good condition. Plus, you don’t want to risk warranty coverage by purchasing from an unauthorized dealer.

Perishable Food Items

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Amazon has a vast selection of groceries at your fingertips, but that doesn’t mean it’s the best option for everything. Perishable food items like fruits and vegetables are best bought in person, where you can inspect the quality yourself. Plus, shipping may compromise the freshness of the food.

Gift Cards

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Gift cards are the perfect last-minute present, but avoid falling for the discounted gift cards sold on Amazon. They could be fake or have no value at all.

Mattresses

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A good night’s sleep is essential, and a good mattress makes all the difference. But buying a mattress online without trying it out first? That’s a risky move that can leave you with back pain and buyer’s remorse.

Birkenstock Sandals

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Birkenstock sandals are a beloved summer staple. A few years ago, Birkenstock decided to remove their products from Amazon. They expressed concerns about Amazon’s business practices and the increasing presence of counterfeit products. Stick to purchasing them directly from the brand’s website or an authorized retailer.

Furniture

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Buying furniture online is a risky business. The pictures can be deceiving, and the quality may not live up to your expectations. Plus, the hassle of returning a large piece of furniture if it doesn’t work out can be a nightmare. Save yourself the trouble and buy locally instead.

Cookware

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Similar to fragile items, cookware is prone to damage during shipping. Plus, it’s essential to see and feel the weight of pots and pans before purchasing. You want to avoid ending up with flimsy or poorly made cookware that won’t stand the test of time.

Baby Products

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When it comes to your little one, it’s best not to take any chances. Amazon may offer a wide selection of baby products, but the quality and safety standards may not be up to par. Stick to reputable retailers for peace of mind.

Pet Food and Supplies

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Pet owners want to give their furry friends the best, but Amazon may not always be the best option for their needs. It’s essential to read labels and ingredients when purchasing pet food carefully, and this is difficult to do online. Buying items like collars, leashes, or crates without trying them out can lead to disappointment if they don’t fit or function as expected.

Expensive Skincare Products

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Skincare products can be a hit or miss on Amazon. Often, the prices may seem too good to be true, and that’s because they are. Many sellers offer expired or counterfeit products that can potentially harm your skin. Stick to purchasing from authorized retailers for guaranteed authenticity.

Clothing

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Buying clothing online can be tricky, especially regarding sizing and fit. Plus, the quality may not match the pictures provided on Amazon. Sticking with trusted brands and making purchases in person whenever possible is best.

Nike Products

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Nike does not directly sell its products on Amazon. There’s been a recent surge of counterfeit Nike products sold on Amazon. To avoid being scammed, purchasing directly from the brand or an authorized retailer is best.

Off-brand chargers and Cables

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These chargers and cables can often be of lower quality than the original product. They may not even last as long, or in some cases, they can damage your device. It’s best to buy from a reputable seller for peace of mind.

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    Chela excels in crafting insightful pieces, drawing from her background in finance and commerce. Her passions for reading, travel, writing, and volunteering enrich her contributions.

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