How to use the Amazon Lightning Deals Guide

If you are new to this website you will see a lot of information, so it can be a bit overwhelming at first. Don’t worry, the usage of the Amazon Lightning Deals Guide is very easy to grasp. All the items have the same structure, so when you know how to interpret the information of an item, you mastered our Amazon Lightning Deals Guide.

This guide assumes you know what Amazon Lightning Deals are and how they work. If you are not familiar with Amazon Lightning Deals, check this page.

The best is to show you an item and explain all the information we present.The item is divided in several sections:

All the details about an Amazon Product in the Lightning Deals Guide

Details of an entry in the Amazon Lightning Deals Guide

Start/End time section

The top section is the one that provides information about the start and end time of the deal 1. The displayed time is in your local time. If Amazon Prime users have priority over non Prime users, it will be shown in 2.

Description section

The next section is used to display the deal description 3. Most deals fit in two lines, but there is room for three lines in case the deal description has a long description. If the deal description doesn’t fit in the available space, it will be truncated.

Image section

As an image is better than 1000 words, the next section displays a picture of the deal 4.

Price and discount section

The next section is one of the most important ones as it contains the price and discount information. However, before all the price information, the average rating value 5 of the product in Amazon is shown, as well as the average rating count for the product 16. A product can have up to three different prices:

  • List Price 6: this price sometimes is called the reference price or manufacturer recommended price. This price information is not provided for all the products. Keep in mind that some sellers use this price in an artificial way so the discounted price seems to have an amazing discount.

  • Price before the deal 7: This is the price you would pay if you buy the product in Amazon if the deal didn’t existed. 

  • Deal price 8: This is the price you would pay if you buy the product in Amazon when the deal is active.

If the product has a list price, the price before the deal is less than the list price, so there is an applied  discount from the list price. This discount is reflected in the guide 17

The same happens with the deal price. If the product has a list price, the deal price will be lower than the list price and also lower than the price before the deal. The discount 18 shows the applied discount between the list price and the deal price. If the product does not have a list price, the discount will be calculated using the price before the deal and the deal price.

The extra savings 9 is an important field, because there are a lot of numbers involved in a deal, and this one just tell you how much money you save if you purchase the product when the deal is active. The discount percent saved 19 is just the difference between the discounts 18 and 17, and along with the extra savings field, it helps you to realize how much you can save with the deal.

If you want to see the product details or purchase the product you have to click on the button “View or Buy” 10, that will redirect you to Amazon.

Statistics section

The next section is the statistics section. This section is the most important one to evaluate the quality of a deal. Each statistic has two different values, one when the product is sold directly by Amazon (Amz) and the other when the product is sold by a seller in the Amazon Marketplace (MP).  The statistic data available in the guide has two different functions:

  • The average values for the last 30, 60 and 90 days (11 and 12) gives you a quick way to see the price evolution of the product in the last 3 months. Also it helps you to check if the price before the deal was artificially altered from the expected value before the lightning deal.

  • The lowest historical price (13 and 14) is the best reference you can find in order to evaluate the deal price. If the deal price is lower than the lowest historical price, it is a good deal without a doubt. If not, you need to consider other factors as which is the difference between the lowest historical price and the deal price, the product price in the last months, and when the lowest historical price was reached.

Keep in mind that price trackers do not provide statistics for all the products in Amazon, and sometimes the statistics are only for the last couple of days before the deal, so you should use them with caution.

Badges section

In this section we show you if the product is in its historical lowest price 15 or if we think that it is a good offer even if the product is not in the historical lowest price.

All the deals have the same structure as the one presented here. However, some of the information presented is not available until the deal has started. When that happens we will show “???” until the final data is available when the deal has started. Also, as we collect all the information we need for a deal probably you’ll see some values as “N/A” (Not Available).

Keep in mind that the Amazon Lightning Deals are continously changing, so we are always updating the guide. We remove expired deals and add the upcoming ones. By default, all Amazon deals are shown. However, at the top of the guide you can filter the deals by different categories. There are two categories that are very useful to quickly spot the best deals: Lowest historical price and Good offers.

Also we provide a currency converter that helps you to convert the prices to the desired currency. This is very useful if you are an international deal hunter, as you can quickly check the prices in your local currency.

Some deals have multiple options (for example, a t-shirt with different sizes, colors, etc). As the product variants could have different prices, we will show a price range and a discount range instead of a single price. However, the statistics for the products are different for each variant, so we have decided to show only the statistics for one product variant.

There are some Amazon deals that include multiple products, for example, 25% of discount in all Canon Cameras.In this cases, some of the values we show will also be price ranges.

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