Amazon Prime Day, the two-day sale event that has attained an almost Black Friday status as far as shopping frenzy Is concerned, is now less than a week away—Officially starting at midnight PST on Tuesday, October 13, and running till the end of October 14.
Amazon is betting that after months of being housebound and constrained, people will be eager to loosen up their purse strings to get some early festive shopping done.
Amazon Prime Day was originally slotted for July, but got postponed due to the pandemic. The sale will have nearly 1 million items on discount, including intermittent lightening deals for prime members.
According to the National Retail Federation, there is still uncertainty surrounding the spending abilities of the consumers.
“The outlook is clouded, with uncertainty pivoting on Covid-19 infection rates,” the NRF’s Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said in a statement.
People will be looking for good deals this year. Bethany Hollars, a shopping strategist says, “People are cutting back on non-essential shopping and looking for deals,” she said. “If they can’t get a good deal, for a lot of people, they can’t buy it.”
Typically, about 40% of the deals on Prime Day are home- and garden-related, according to Julie Ramhold, a consumer analyst.
Ramhold has some tips to get the best deals. Having the Amazon app is essential, scroll through upcoming deals, then mark the items you are interested in as “watching” — you’ll receive a notification when the price drops.
When a deal is live, add the item to your cart that gives you 15 minutes to decide if you want it or not.
If you are looking for a special item and it is not a part of the prime sale then you can create a wishlist and Amazon will notify you once it becomes available for sale.
Most consumers look for electronics and appliances deals. Amazon has already started dropping prices from October 6 on some items, so keep on checking.
Here are some that you can look out for:
- Toshiba 32-inch Smart HD Fire TV has a 30% markdown at $119.99
- Some furniture, appliances and tools are 20% off.
- Amazon Echo Show 5 smart display, is $45 instead of $90 — a full 50% price drop.
- The Insignia 43-inch model is $200 (was $300) for Prime members.
- Blink Mini wired smart home camera is available for $25 instead of $35.
- Sony’s WF-XB700 wireless earbuds that cost $130, are available for $78.
- Save $10 on 3rd generation Echo Dot.
- Evovacs Deebot N79S robotic vacuum cleaner is at a $50 discount and is listed for $199.
- Beats Solo Pro Wireless Noise Cancelling On-ear Headphones are also at $100 discount at $199.
- Polaroid Originals OneStep 2VF instant Film Cameras Mint is less $45 and priced at $85.
- Dewalt 20V MAX Cordless Drill Combo Kit is coming with a $40 discount at $159.
- Certified Refurbished Kindle - Now with a Built-in Front Light - Black - Includes special offers now at $49 from $79.
- Certified Refurbished Echo Show (2nd Gen) $130, down from $210.
Several other smart home product deals are coming at 30% off. Additional exclusive deals will be added in the coming days.
Amazon Prime Day sale was originally launched in 2015 as a one-day sale to celebrate the online retailer’s 20th anniversary. During the sale, Amazon Prime members have access to limited-time offers on thousands of top products across categories.
Best Amazon Prime Day 2020 Tech Deals
Reminisce, you necessity a Prime membership to grasp the deals below. You can acquire a 30-day free membership if you're not already a Prime subscriber. Otherwise, a membership costs $119 a year (or $12. 99 a month. Read more about Amazon Prime sales here.
Apple AirPods Pro - $50 off
Apple's AirPods Pro are seldom discounted, but precise now, you can acquire them for $199, down $50 from the normal price of $250. AirPods Pro feature vigorous noise cancellation, a customizable fit, sweat and water resistance, and a wireless charging case that springs the headphones 24 hours of life.
DJI Osmo Pocket - 40% off
DJI Osmo Pocket is a handheld three-axis gimbal stabilizer with an integrated 12-megapixel 4K video sensor. You can acquire it bundled with a charging case for $299, down from $498. This is the flawless tool for those of you who do a cluster of video work, whether for your job or for fun.
Sony WHCH710N noise-canceling headphones - 55% off
These noise-canceling headphones from Sony offer 35 hours of battery life.
They're now over 55% off, costing just $88, down from $200. Seize them now, because when you ultimately return to the office, you're not going to be cast-off to the noise and will famine to find some peace and quiet at your desk - and these will do that while offering well over a day of use relentless use.
iRobot Roomba 981, i6+, and 692 - Up to 42% off
Everybody has a robot vacuum or is at least rational about getting one. Now is your time, with iRobot marking down numerous models for Prime Day 2020. In accumulation to the Roomba 981, which is 42% off, there's also Prime Day sales obtainable Roombas like the Roomba i6+ (25% off, $600) and Roomba 692 (37% off, $200).
Beats Powerbeats Pro wireless earphones - 30% off
The Powerbeats Pro are prodigious workout earbuds that are sweat-resistant and deliver nine hours of battery life. Now you can save 30% off them. They are $174.95, down from their usual price of $249.99. These headphones aren't frequently this cheap -- last time they hit this price was during the 2019 holidays.
Samsung Galaxy S20 5G, Ultra 5G, and Plus 5G - Up to 25% off
Save up to 25% on the Samsung S20 5G smartphone range, including the S20 Plus 5G and the S20 Ultra 5G models. Here are their new deal prices for Prime Day 2020:
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus 5G 512GB - 25% off, now $999.99
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G 512GB - 25% off, now $1,049.99
Samsung Galaxy S20 5G 128GB - 25% off, now $749.99
Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL - Up to 38% off
Samsung's phones aren't the solitary smartphone compacts trendy right at kick-off time for Prime Day 2020. Google's phones are also reduced. In totaling to the 128GB Pixel 4 XL, which is 35% off or $650, you can contract a 64GB Pixel 4XL for $550 or a 128GB Pixel 4 on sale for $650. There's an even inexpensive Pixel 4, too.
Google Pixel 4 XL (Just Black, 128GB, Unlocked) - 35% off, now $650
Google Pixel 4 XL (Clearly White, 64GB, Unlocked) - 38% off, now $550
Google Pixel 4 (Just Black, 128GB, Unlocked) - 35% off, now $649
Google Pixel 4 (Just Black, 64GB, Unlocked) - 25% off, now $600
JBL Boombox portable speaker - 30% off
The JBL Boombox is the unified beach-day companion. This excessive, waterproof portable speaker has 24 hours of battery life that thrusts sound through two bass radiators. It has a retro boombox, too, which should be an rumored seeing it is called Boombox. You can save 30% on it for Prime Day. It was $400 beforehand.
Amazon Echo Show 5 - 50% off
You can acquire Amazon's Echo Show 5 with Alexa for $45 -- half off its original price of $90. On top of that, Amazon is selling packets that contain either a $5 TP-Link smart plug (Amazon often sells two of these for $30) or a $5 Blink Mini indoor security camera (regularly $35 each).
Amazon Echo Auto - 60% off
If you just have to yield Alexa with you universally, Echo Auto is here for you. Echo Auto is designed to spring you hands-free access to Alexa in your car, by connecting to the Alexa app on your phone. It's now been noticeable down to $20 for Prime members, $30 off it's original $50 price.