Tools, toys, books and more: We hunt for the bargains. Thinkstock By Lisa Gerstner, Contributing Editor From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2016 The retail behemoth has lower prices on many products — but not on everything. Reconsider your shopping habits for these products:See Also: 11 Things You Can't Return to Amazon Great Deals on Practically Everything Save Big Bucks on Your Phone Plan Best Health Savings Accounts for Your Money Amazon.com: Deal or No Deal? 3 ETFs for Cheap Stocks 3 Strategies to Remodel Your Kitchen for Less 4 Insurance-Policy Add-ons Worth the Money How to Save Big on Furniture and Clothes at Warehouse Sales Toys at Amazon.com Deal. Especially close to holidays such as Easter and Christmas, Amazon touts aggressive bargains on toys, says Kristin Cook, managing editor for BensBargains.com. Tools at Amazon.com No deal. Hardware stores such as Home Depot, Lowe’s and Harbor Freight often beat or match Amazon’s prices — especially near the holiday season and in July, when post-Father’s Day markdowns take effect. Books at Amazon.com Deal. Amazon still charges less than brick-and-mortar stores such as Barnes & Noble and Target on print books. Name-brand clothing at Amazon.com No deal. You’ll be hard-pressed to find the best prices on clothing and shoes from popular brands, such as Nike and North Face. Video-game preorders at Amazon.com Deal. Subscribers to Amazon Prime ($99 a year) get a 20% discount on video-game preorders. PCs and Apple products at Amazon.com No deal. The best bargains on iPads and iPhones are usually at Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Fry’s Electronics and Micro Center, says Benjamin K. Glaser, features editor for DealNews.com. And you can often get better prices on personal computers directly from manufacturers.