Amazon Prime Day is coming on July 16th at 3pm and lasting for 36 short hours and with so much to choose from, it begs the question, what should I take advantage of?
Prime Day brings sales on Amazon gadgets such as the original full-size Echo, the smaller Echo Dot, and the new Echo Show that includes a screen. Kindle tablets, Fire TV Cube, a streaming media player with Alexa built in, plus smart devices like smart thermostats, smart lights, smart switches will also be heavily discounted! (we could see a discount of up to 40%)
Already on sale in the days leading up to the official start of Prime Day are exclusive Fingerlings: Mackenzie the Light-Up Unicorn ($18) and Jess & Eden Baby Monkey and Mini BFFs ($15 for the pair). These are part of what Amazon is calling Prime Day Launches: popular products only for Prime members that you won’t find anywhere else. Amazon also plans discounts on Crayola and LEGO toys.
Video Games & Consoles
DealNews is predicting bargains for Microsoft's Xbox, virtual reality systems from Oculus and – a rarity – Nintendo consoles. Deals site Tom’s Guide has been tracking discounts so far this year on Sony PlayStation 4 and Xbox bundles, and it projects they’ll be even less expensive on Prime Day.
The sales will hopefully live up to all the hype and a tip if you're not a prime member and don't want to fork up the $119 to become one for the year-- sign up for a sign up for a free 30-day Prime trial. Just remember to cancel your trial after you finish your Prime Day shopping but before the 30 days are up to avoid being charged.