Amazon’s Wishlist feature is a convenient way to track items that you’d like to purchase. Or, more pertinently, items that you’d like your friends and family to buy for you. Look out for an article soon extolling all the virtues of Amazon’s Wishlist, including tips on getting the most out of it. But, for now, we really need to talk about a feature that’s suddenly disappeared.
If you’ve ever visited somebody else’s Wishlist, you’ll know you can purchase an item from it and have it sent straight to them or to yourself. Amazon then removes that item from their list so they don’t end up with duplicates.
Well, okay, not all of the time – for whatever reason it can be hit-and-miss, with purchased items refusing to budge from the list. You can also add products from other websites to an Amazon Wishlist but buying those certainly won’t remove them from the list, as Amazon has no way of tracking purchases from third-party sites.
However, there is a well-hidden way to get those hard to remove items off people’s wishlists.
- Look to the right of the item on the list and under ‘Add to Basket’ or ‘Shop this website’, you’ll see a link named ‘Buying this gift elsewhere?’
- Assuming you’re signed into an Amazon account, clicking on this will prompt you to confirm the purchase, along with the quantity being bought.
- A message similar to this will appear next to the item…
- The next time you refresh the wish list, the item should have gone from it.
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