How to increase your chances to snap amazon lightning deals before the item is sold out.

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Found 3rd Jan 2015
Since last two days I've been trying to buy some heavily discounted [~90% or above] amazon lightning deal items, which means somehow the deals are snapped within milliseconds as soon as the deals are live. Is there a way to maximize your chances to grab these items, it almost feel like there is some trick I'm missing.

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So not a 'how to' thread but a 'how do you' thread.

I presume you are referring to the Xmas lights ? noticed that too . I actually got one deal ,but then it disappeared from my basket -the rest were sold out immediately -weird (_;)

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Just got to click fast. As long as you get item into basket you got 15 minutes to checkout

think it's luck I got akg headphones and sold out in 1 second.

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rogparki

I presume you are referring to the Xmas lights ? noticed that too . I … I presume you are referring to the Xmas lights ? noticed that too . I actually got one deal ,but then it disappeared from my basket -the rest were sold out immediately -weird (_;)



Ditto, Xmas lights in particular, they're again going to be sold tomorrow morning 9am. There has to be some trick to grab these.
Same thing happened to me, I managed to add one and went straight to checkout and item was removed from my basket. Is amazon playing with us or something ?
Edited by: "twisterteddy" 3rd Jan 2015

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ifrazalam

Just got to click fast. As long as you get item into basket you got 15 … Just got to click fast. As long as you get item into basket you got 15 minutes to checkout



15 minutes ?? we're talking milliseconds here ! i've seen the items getting unavailable AFTER they're added to the basket. it happened to me 2~3 times. Also see abive post from rogparki.

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Am I suffering from this online now !

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/12/26/article-2078597-0F46322B00000578-56_634x341.jpg

Use a fast browser like Chrome. Uninstall / disable all add-ons. Clear cache / temporary files etc.

Disable your anti-virus and firewall just before the Lightning Deal.

Just set your computer clock one minute fast.

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mclovin9091

Just set your computer clock one minute fast.



Genius !! I bet you weren't around when we hit the Y2K bug, wish we had your expertise back on 31 Dec 1999
Edited by: "twisterteddy" 3rd Jan 2015

Try this, it gives you time when the deal goes live.

amazon.co.uk/gp/…als?gb_hero_f_100=p:1,c:all,s:upcoming

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Fail, no matter what you do it's just not possible to get one of these deals.

adeelmpk

Genius !! I bet you weren't around when we hit the Y2K bug, wish we had … Genius !! I bet you weren't around when we hit the Y2K bug, wish we had your expertise back on 31 Dec 1999



No i bought a cheap computer and tired the same a few weeks prior to new year, set the computer to one minute past 12 of the 1st Jan 2000 and all was fine. I had a relaxing New Year that year.

They were all taken within the first second this evening, and even the waitlist was full. Somethings dodgy about that.

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devices

They were all taken within the first second this evening, and even the … They were all taken within the first second this evening, and even the waitlist was full. Somethings dodgy about that.



Same just happened at 7pm. I've feeling its only a marketing and traffic generation gimmick but again I've never seen amazon doing that before.

I was trying to get an all-in-one pc on a lightning deal on Black Friday... The countdown to the deal starting went "3... 2... 1... Sold out!" I was angry, but what really p***ed me off was that Amazon then charged me the full price for the computer! The first I knew about it was when I got an email telling me that it had been dispatched! It took a few days, but I finally got my money back...

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NeoDoug1

I was trying to get an all-in-one pc on a lightning deal on Black … I was trying to get an all-in-one pc on a lightning deal on Black Friday... The countdown to the deal starting went "3... 2... 1... Sold out!" I was angry, but what really p***ed me off was that Amazon then charged me the full price for the computer! The first I knew about it was when I got an email telling me that it had been dispatched! It took a few days, but I finally got my money back...



What about order confirmation email, not to mention checking the payment summary before you hit the order button.
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