Utilizing Amazon.com's search engine is one way to uncover deals. Shoppers can narrow or expand their search criteria by price, gender, brand name and customer review. For deal seekers, Amazon.com offers a discount search category, allowing customers to find watches discounted by 10, 25, 50 or more than 70 percent.
Amazon.com offers many men's, women's, boys' and girls' watches at prices below normal manufacturer list prices. However, a price below list price is not necessarily a good deal. Because retailers can set their own actual price, a watch may never sell at its manufacturer list price, making the discount's true value uncertain, explains Forbes.com.
A better way to assess a discounted price is to look at the item's pricing history, explains Forbes.com. A price tracker site, such as CamelCamelCamel, shows shoppers the item's Amazon.com pricing history and some limited current competitor pricing information. With these facts, consumers can determine whether the price is truly a good deal.
Another way to find a good deal is by checking out Amazon.com's Gold Box page, which highlights daily and limited-time deals. Forbes.com confirms that Gold Box deals are true deals. Amazon.com may or may not feature watches on any given day, but a check of this page is worth a consumer's time.
Also a good indicator of an Amazon.com deal is the word "sale." By law, the sale must offer a true savings, reports Forbes.com.
Amazon Prime members receive early notices of Lightning Deals and early access to brand new items not yet available to regular customers. As of September 2015, an Amazon Prime membership costs $99 per year, but a 30-day free trial is available.