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Harrods – Spend £200 or more, get 10% back up to £50

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  • trader363

    Does anyone know if Harrods sells Amazon gift cards and whether this offer works on them?

    JDB

    If this were possible, is 10% off at Amazon actually worth anything these days? We used to use it a lot but now find it’s generally become very expensive, so you pay a big premium price to have to wade through dozens of sponsored products that don’t relate to your search, reviews that are blatantly fake and loads of very low quality suppliers. Others now provide super fast delivery and many of those are on BA e-store so overall we are saving hundreds/thousands of £ and getting loads of extra Avios.

    Andrew J

    No.

    trader363

    Thanks both, will take a look at the eStore – have always been aware of it but never used it much as I’m usually using voucher codes (assuming you can double dip on some retailers)

    BuildBackBetter

    Thanks both, will take a look at the eStore – have always been aware of it but never used it much as I’m usually using voucher codes (assuming you can double dip on some retailers)

    Any voucher or discount used – your avios will be clawed back. They’ve been clawed back sometimes after a year. The avios estore is so unreliable many choose tcb even if it’s less rewarding.

    BuildBackBetter

    If this were possible, is 10% off at Amazon actually worth anything these days? We used to use it a lot but now find it’s generally become very expensive, so you pay a big premium price to have to wade through dozens of sponsored products that don’t relate to your search, reviews that are blatantly fake and loads of very low quality suppliers. Others now provide super fast delivery and many of those are on BA e-store so overall we are saving hundreds/thousands of £ and getting loads of extra Avios.

    Amazon is expensive, but it’s the convenience mainly the differentiator these days. If you are single and have plenty of spare time, fine to do click and collect. For families and those with less time on hands, free next day delivery is a godsend. I do agree though there are lots of fake reviews and poor quality products. I mainly use it for subscribe & save discounts for branded products.

    SteveJ

    For families and those with less time on hands, free next day delivery is a godsend

    How are you getting next day delivery for free?

    jj

    Completely agree, @JDB. 10 years ago, Amazon was my go-to place, but I haven’t yet shopped there in 2022. Too expensive, too fake, and too much effort to find quality amongst the rubbish.

    Rob
    HfP Staff

    Amazon has been very clever. Competing on price is a mugs game long term, so now they have the scale and the infrastructure they compete on efficiency – and no-one can touch them. I have ordered a book for my son at 8pm whilst putting him to bed on a Saturday for it to drop through the letterbox at 10am on a Sunday. The ability to have stuff sent to an Amazon Locker is also a deal maker for many.

    That said, I have moved some new book purchases to eBay. Pricing similar and you can often stack with a Nectar 5x or similar promo. You’re waiting 4-5 days for delivery but at least you know a book will go through the letterbox.

    Andrew J

    Meanwhile, back at Harrods, you can buy a book from the lovely book department on the lower ground floor and walk out with it in a green paper bag, waiting no time at all for it.

    Supergers49

    If this were possible, is 10% off at Amazon actually worth anything these days? We used to use it a lot but now find it’s generally become very expensive, so you pay a big premium price to have to wade through dozens of sponsored products that don’t relate to your search, reviews that are blatantly fake and loads of very low quality suppliers. Others now provide super fast delivery and many of those are on BA e-store so overall we are saving hundreds/thousands of £ and getting loads of extra Avios.

    We use camel camel camel to benchmark whether you are getting Amazon’s best price, and Amazon’s best price often remains competitive.

    rum

    Amazon has been very clever. Competing on price is a mugs game long term, so now they have the scale and the infrastructure they compete on efficiency – and no-one can touch them. I have ordered a book for my son at 8pm whilst putting him to bed on a Saturday for it to drop through the letterbox at 10am on a Sunday. The ability to have stuff sent to an Amazon Locker is also a deal maker for many.

    That said, I have moved some new book purchases to eBay. Pricing similar and you can often stack with a Nectar 5x or similar promo. You’re waiting 4-5 days for delivery but at least you know a book will go through the letterbox.

    The reason why Amazon have the upper hand here in terms infrastructure, as you mention, is clearly due to the fact that they have taken the delivery service in house. Not the case with eBay and it is always a risk as to whether you actually receive what you order through your letter box.

    BuildBackBetter

    The reason why Amazon have the upper hand here in terms infrastructure, as you mention, is clearly due to the fact that they have taken the delivery service in house. Not the case with eBay and it is always a risk as to whether you actually receive what you order through your letter box.

    This has been a big problem for me ordering with eBay. Packages are dirty; cheapest packaging possible; packaging not suitable for some of the contents etc. Ordered a painting on eBay – the packaging was so flimsy the glass broke into pieces and scratched the painting all over. Didnt bother escalating as it wasnt worth the trouble. I even received books with just a thin paper envelope on top – what happens if it rains?

    rum

    The reason why Amazon have the upper hand here in terms infrastructure, as you mention, is clearly due to the fact that they have taken the delivery service in house. Not the case with eBay and it is always a risk as to whether you actually receive what you order through your letter box.

    This has been a big problem for me ordering with eBay. Packages are dirty; cheapest packaging possible; packaging not suitable for some of the contents etc. Ordered a painting on eBay – the packaging was so flimsy the glass broke into pieces and scratched the painting all over. Didnt bother escalating as it wasnt worth the trouble. I even received books with just a thin paper envelope on top – what happens if it rains?

    Exactly. EBay is easily the worst marketplace around for buying or selling. If you did try to escalate your issue, you would be met with the worst customer service in human history (Amazon not far behind on that point mind you). You’d be better off trying to get a brick wall to talk!!

    stealthy_Singh

    Is this Harrods offer in-store only?

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