Amazon Prime Day has come and it officially begins on July 16 at 3pm ET, but that hasn’t stopped the company from starting the deals a little bit early. Is July 16 is just another day for Amazon to push some sales to its customers, or is it a meaningful shopping event? Should I need to plan for things to buy, or just winging it? Alongside the announcement, Amazon stated that a few deals would be available instantly for its Prime members, and there are a few that you definitely won’t want to miss.
In the coming days, we expect to see more deals leak, and if there is any update we will update you and will highlight all the best Amazon Prime Day deals. Well, there’s a lot to know about Prime Day, so let’s get right into it. But first to you need to know what is special about Amazon Prime Day.
When is Prime Day?
Prime Day begins at 12 PM PT (3 PM ET / 12 PM BT) on July 16 and will last 36 hours, through July 17.
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What is Amazon Prime Day?
We know you heard all the advertising jargon you’ll read about Amazon Prime Day that its a large shopping event that kicks off on July 16 at 3pm ET. It used to be a one-day event, but amazon has added extra six hours to its Prime Day. This year, Prime Day starts on July 16 at 3 p.m. ET and ends on July 17 at midnight. Amazon has now since expanded its sale time and says they will offer more than a million deals, and this year it will feature 36 hours of pure deal madness.
Amazon claims that Prime Day is bigger than Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and basing it off of what we saw last year, it is definitely possible that the Amazon can pull that off this year.
The shopping event is exclusive to members of Amazon’s Prime service, which offers free 2-day shipping on millions of items, access to Prime Video, photo storage, and much more.
An Amazon Prime membership now costs $119 a year, but you can get a free 30-day trial to get all the benefits without shelling out any cash. Yes, that means that you’ll be able to shop all the Prime Day deals, get the free 2-day shipping, and all without paying anything for it. But keep in mind that after the 30 days Amazon will charge you for the year in full, so you’ll want to set a reminder to cancel if you don’t want to keep it.
Why should I care about Prime Day?
On Amazon Prime Day, Amazon doesn’t only have deals on one or two categories, but it’s basically across accessories that the site sells. This means there is literally a deal out there which everyone can avail.
From Echo devices to Amazon services like Kindle Unlimited, Instant Pots, DNA test kits, and almost anything else you can buy is on the list, you’ll probably see a discount or ten on some of the most popular products.
After Amazon Prime Day’s success and increase of its growth and popularity, more and more retailers came to join in to sell there product. We’ve already seen Dell kick off a Black Friday in July sale, and eBay already said it will have thousands of exclusive deals on the big day as well. Odds are that you’ll see Best Buy, Target, and other big-box retailers joining in on the online fun. Even if you don’t want to shop at the other sites, it’s still great for the day.
As there’s updates on Prime Day Deals Page, we’ve also highlighted a few of our favorite products on which to keep an eye:
- Worth tracking is the Instant Pot DUO80, selling for $80, down from $130.
- The best deal on luggage so far is the Travelpro Platinum Magna 2 Carry-On Suitcase, at $130, down from $190.
- Expect to see doorbuster discounts on the Amazon Echo devices, the voice-controlled home speaker that helps you cut cords, play music from any internet-connected device and turn your home into a smarter one. The Echo Dot (2nd Generation) is selling at $35, down from $50.