HOW-TOHow to Get Price-Change Refunds on Amazon Purchases (Updated)
ByAustin KrauseLast Updated on December 4, 2017
Since it’s that time of the year where so many of us are purchasing items from Amazon, we thought it would be a good idea to help make things easier by reminding you how to get price-change refunds from items purchased from Amazon. The program is similar to price drop refund programs offered by most major credit card companies however, it’s a bit of a process.
Since publishing this original article back in March of 2013, we’ve had hundreds of users contact us about their successes and saving a lot of money. Keep reading to find out how you too can save money
on price changes.
Have you ever bought something on Amazon only to see the price drop shortly after your purchase? Most likely, it’s happened to just about everyone who buys something on Amazon. So many in fact, that Amazon had to change its policy regarding price changes from 30 days down to 7 days. So right now if the price changes, you can only get the refund if it’s within one week of your purchase date. Here’s how to do it:
Note: This Amazon price-change refund policy only applies to items shipped and sold by Amazon. If you’re buying from a different vendor who is selling on Amazon, you’ll just be directed to contact that vendor if the price dropped.
Update 11/24/2017: Amazon continues to update its policies and more readers are reporting difficulties with refunds in the comments. With this in mind, Amazon is likely no longer giving price change refunds. See 6/19/2016 update below for more details on getting price drop refunds from Amazon and other vendors from your credit card company.
Update 6/19/2016: Amazon continues to deny price-change refunds for some readers. Therefore, we’ve published a new method for getting refunded from both Amazon and other retailers. Enjoy!
Update 5/5/2016: According to recent feedback from readers, it appears that Amazon has changed its policy on offering price-change refunds on all items other than TVs. So, if you see a price change on TVs, you should be able to get the difference.