has a number of outlet stores and other places where you’ll find overstocked items, markdowns, and other merchandise available at a deep discount. If you are not too particular about the specific item you are looking for, these outlet and markdown centers are a good way to browser shop (my online term for window shopping) and see if anything catches your eye. As always at Amazon, you can get free standard shipping on qualifying products $25 or more. Here is a quick rundown of some of the outlet centers you can find on Amazon. For a complete list, check out coupons and clearance.

For home & garden merchandise, you can shop the home & garden clearance center at Amazon to save up to 70%. You’ll find a little bit of everything from the home & garden category, including over a thousand markdowns in categories such as kitchen and dining pieces, arts, crafts, home appliances, pet supplies, vacuums, bedding, and bath.

For books, check out the Book Blowout Store at Amazon to save up to 80%, on all genres of books, which include popular bestsellers and overstocked titles. Many of these are in limited supply so the selection changes frequently.

Looking for toys and games? Shop from hundreds in Amazon’s toys and games outlet and save up to 75%. You’ll find something for anyone from babies to adults in categories such as action figures, dolls, games, hobbies, and electronics.

There are a number of sales and special offers for grocery products from Amazon. Shop by instant rebates, free shipping items and other discounts available on grocery items through Amazon.

Take advantage of Amazon’s 4-for-3 home & garden special where you can purchase 4 select items and you’ll get the cheapest one for free. This can definitely help you save a lot on brands such as Mikasa, OXO, and George Foreman. Amazon is currently running a 4-for-3 special on books as well. You can purchase any 4 select books under $10 and get the cheapest for free. You can also find 4-for-3 specials in magazines, music, and DVDs. In all, more than 100,000 items are eligible for this offer and you can mix and match products across all 4-for-3 specials so that you select any 4 items from any category and get the least expensive one for free.

If you know where to look at, you’ll find plenty of discounted items to choose from. So, before you make your next purchase, make sure to look at outlet and clearance centers for comparable products at a cheaper price. With 4-for-3 specials, you can even get something for free with your next order. And, as always, before you shop, find an Amazon coupon.