Is there a way to use the NOT operator on Amazon?
I'm trying to find books, and am finding it very frustrating to be unable to filter out books I don't want based on author or subject.
UPDATE: This feature does NOT work as of June 2019.
You can use the minus sign (
-) in front of the terms you want to exclude from the search results.
stephen king -dark
I found that adding the item to be excluded wrapped in () makes the NOT operator work
gem (-rocks) will return a search where rocks was excluded
above would be:
stephen king (-dark)
Unfortunately, Amazon does not regard the NOT operator anymore (negative keyword search).
Workaround: use Google Search with for example:
site:amazon.com lightbulbs -led
This will give you all lightbulbs that are not LED.
Of course, you don't have the sorting-order of Amazon's search engine anymore. But it serves the purpose.
However, with Google Search you can get latest products by using the
after:yyyy-mm-dd search parameter.
site:amazon.com lightbulbs -led after:2021-01-01
As of July 2015, at least there is no reliable way to use a NOT operator.
At least on Amazon.de searching for
hard drive -usb will reduce the number of USB drives, but already the last result on the first page contained "USB" in the title.
tischventilator -usb (German for table fan) on the other hand pushes usb devices even more to the top of the result list than just searching for
On Amazon.com again, adding
table fan has the intended effect.