In general, Amazon offers some good deals.
But there is a "however" documented by recent observations that deserves elaboration:
- The price Amazon offered on one tool was more than 40% higher than that obtainable at a local big box during the height of the Xmas season. Sure, you have to shop around but the discrepancy was whopping if you preconceive Amazon as reliably competitive.
- Amazon sent me an email offering deals on certain tools it modeled would be of interest. One tool was already in my shopping cart. Separately checking the cart showed the tool pegged at a figure lower than their email offer.
- Deciding to read all of the reviews on an item, I opened a new page just for that purpose. After moving through a succession of new windows--and seventy some reviews or so--I noticed the price on the last review page for the merchandise was now measurably higher than that featured on the original item-description page still open. Reloading the original item-description page did not make that price leap to the higher figure on the last review page.