Whenever you need an item but don’t want to go to the store, there’s an easy alternative: Just order it from Amazon. But especially when you’re talking about food, placing that Amazon order might not be as good of a deal as you think it is. There are a few grocery items you might already know you should never buy on Amazon, such as paper products and pet food. But you might also be wasting money on Amazon on plenty of other grocery items.
Sorting out what you should buy — and what you should skip — necessitates some comparison shopping. But there are some items you should approach with definite skepticism, whether you’re shopping AmazonFresh (for fresh groceries), Prime Pantry (for packaged goods), or Prime Now (for a limited selection of items from the local grocery store).
GOBankingRates reports “if meat is part of your diet, you might want to skip AmazonFresh.” The publication compared the prices of more than a dozen meat products — including chicken, beef, pork, and seafood — with prices at Safeway. Amazon’s prices were 63% higher. The publication warns, “Shoppers can find lower-priced items on AmazonFresh; however, meat is not one of those items.”