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Updated on February 23, 2014

By Tweaking Amazon's URL Code You Can Bag The Best Bargains! Save Up To 99%!

So you would like to save money on Amazon? Here I have a money saving tip for bargain shopping the best deals at the best prices! Lowest prices are guaranteed as you could be saving up to 99% off the original purchase price! That means best deals, best prices and cheap bargains. This guide will help you get discount bargains by teaching you ways of deciphering URL. By tweaking the address bar code, you will learn to bag Amazon bargains galore!

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Want to surf the bargain basement of Amazon? Bagging a bargain is the name of the game and it is here that I will help you understand Amazon’s indexing methods and manipulate it to your advantage. This hub targets both the U.S.A. and U.K. sites but it appears pretty standard for the rest of the world. I have tried to keep the instructions as simple as possible.

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How Do I Get 75 – 99% Off? I Want To Bag An Amazon Basement Bargain!!

The objective here is to fiddle with the category’s web address code. This will help you search for these huge discounts! I will show you an easy way with the use of a template and a way of finding the node code, which you can integrate. Bear with this, all will be revealed by the end of this hub.

Right, you will now need to open up a web page on your browser.

  • Go to the or homepage.
  • Click on ‘Shop All Departments’ advertised in orange. Here, on the next page, you will see lists of categories and sub categories.
  • Click on the desired category. For example, I clicked on ‘Video Games’. In the URL address bar, highlight, right click your computer mouse or pad and choose the ‘copy’ option. You can also perform this action by pressing Ctrl + C.

Have a ‘word-type’ or word processing document page already open.

Paste this code onto your open word processing page. To paste: You will need to right click your computer mouse or pad and select the ‘paste’ option. You can also perform this action by pressing Ctrl + V.

Going back to my ‘video games’ example, this is what I got. The same rule goes with whatever your desired category is:


Now, I will dissect some of this code with this example. You just do the same with your code, but first let me explain the first part of the code.



Now, the highlighted first part of the code is self-explanatory. You have the main amazon url address – It has a follow on extension characterised by a forward slash - / - then there is the category and sub-categories ‘computer video games hardware accessories’ followed by another forward slash. No spaces are allowed in the address bar, so this can be filled by either an underscore, characterised like this: _ or a hyphen, characterised by this: - .



The bold highlight is a further extension. This references and indexes an item’s page.

What we are really interested in is the number at the end of the address after ‘node=’. I made a reference to this at the beginning of the hub. This is the node code. This is amazon’s category code number. I have highlighted my example in bold below:



The number is important. It is the department’s special node code.

Now, I am going to help you with a code template for you to use and refer to. This will help you find all the bargains in your chosen category! All you will need to do is copy and paste the code into the template. You then highlight the whole code and paste it into a newly opened browser page. This will take you directly to that category’s discount page. It will search items in that category with a minimum of 75% to a maximum of 99%.

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This is the template code! &pct-off=75-99

Where you see the gap, copy and paste your special node code. DO NOT HAVE ANY SPACES – DELETE THESE! See my example for further clarification:

Add by pasting, or just typing, the special node code that you have found earlier. In my example it is 468642. Delete spaces, so it looks like this:

Now, you will see amazing discounts for that category anytime.

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TIP! Template for the UK

I have geared this hub primarily to Here is the template for &pct-off=75-99

The system is exactly the same! Just copy, paste or type the desired node code number into the space. Remember…don’t leave any spaces! Copy and paste the new URL into an open browser. Click, go and now you have basement bargains in your desired categories!

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There you have it! How to SEO without the stress! Deciphering the URL address bar: tweak it, copy it and paste it for Amazon bargains galore!

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      3 years ago

      Wow thank you! I'm definitely bookmarking this page really useful! Voted useful!

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      4 years ago

      Very neat article post.Much thanks again. Much obliged. ekeedefgaekg

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      David Steffy 

      5 years ago from Southern Ohio

      Somehow I don't see it working. As long as its legal I have no problem going straight to the bargains. I've tried this several times and it seems to have been "fixed" or I'm not as computer geeky as I thought. :)

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      Stephanie Marie Severson 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Thank you so much! That was awesome info!

    • Virtual Treasures profile image

      Kacie Turner 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      I know what I'm going to be doing in Amazon's shoe department! Thanks for this info! Love it!

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Have fun Christopher!

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      Christopher Floyd 

      8 years ago from Kansas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana.

      Very interesting. I'm gonna give this a try. Thank you.

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Yes, Christmas around the corner and you are sorted, Stacie L

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      Stacie L 

      8 years ago

      these are good tips...I'm bookmaking this ;)r

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Well, that looks like all your gifts are sorted, eh Kateim2 - hehehe. And the receivers will have no idea that you paid so little! lol - love it!

      Thanks for sharing the love!

    • katiem2 profile image


      8 years ago from I'm outta here

      Great tutorial and superb knowledge. Thanks so much for sharing how to decipher Amazons URL address code and bag the best bargains at the cheapest prices. I'm so gonna take advantage of this and SHHHHHH mums the word, as far as Amazons concerned. Ew what we kids do right under their noses... Bookmarking and rating it everything good. :)

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Wow... what an awesome comment Winsome! As a woman, of course, when it comes to communication - we use both sides of our brains! hehehe *wink*

      Pleased to be of assistance,


    • Winsome profile image


      8 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      Shaz you were born with the helper gene and it is much appreciated. I was born that way too but--well you've seen my hubs, you know how I try to help--I guess what I'm trying to say is my right brain respects your left brain tremendously. Thank you. =:)

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Cheeky girl - a tip for you: tweak the code, order the item, hold onto the item and then relist! No competition!


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      Cassandra Mantis 

      8 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Great Tips here, gonna book mark this page - it's chock full of useful info. Cheers!

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      @MrSpock - Beam me up to the bargain basement Scotty! hehehe x

    • MrSpock profile image


      8 years ago

      Thank you! The amount of bargains are.......fascinating!

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      ... you can buy a bag too Neil! hehehe x

      Glad you like it!


    • Neil Sperling profile image

      Neil Sperling 

      8 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      great job - thanks for the insights... So now you not only can bag a hugely discounted bargain.

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Thanks Dale!

      Lets empower the people!

      Shaz x

    • Dale Mazurek profile image

      Dale Mazurek 

      8 years ago from Canada

      It never ceases to amaze me what can be done online. With people like yourself helping others to find ways to save money you really deserve a Kudos.

      Your hub is now listed on my blog



    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Thanks for visiting. Be sure to share this on myspace, facebook and twitter! Im glad you are having fun with this! x

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      8 years ago

      Very cool. I've been having fun playing with this. Thanks for information!

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Well, it is logical. The address bar is just like an address on an envelope, dont you think? You just got to know where the destinations are!

      Thanks for reading x

    • Georgina_writes profile image

      Georgina Crawford 

      8 years ago from Dartmoor

      Really interesting Hub - you must spend hours researching this sort of stuff and playing with codes. Thanks for passing it on!

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Thank you. I hope you bag a big bargain!

    • Healthyminds profile image


      8 years ago

      very nice and well explained

      thanks a lot

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Thanks Kirstenblog.. Yes, I don't think Amazon would like to find out that their cover has been blown! hehehe.

      If you look closely at all URL codes, you can decipher the page. If you look at any shopping site, take their discount page - this will be standardised for all. Really look at the coding. Look for the common codes for categories and just mess about to see what happens! Create your own templates and grab bargains from all shops!

      The key here is research the common numbers and letters. Ellmenate the obvious... like this is obvious, isn't it? Then work on what is left.

      Start from the discount part of a site and work back. Anaylise the commonalities and make note of these. Then you will be able to see how a shop builds its pages.

      Does this make sense?

      Shaz x

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      8 years ago from London UK

      I just gave this one a up rating, it is pretty darn cool what you got here. How did you find this out? I had no idea that you could potentially find such great deals tweaking the url. I wonder if amazon does not really want people to find the biggest discounts?


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