Amazon Prime Day 2020 finally has an official date… well dates really. It’s happening on October 13th and 14th this year and we think it’ll be a good one.
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Prime Day is Amazon’s yearly big sale day, with discounts rolling across the site on everything from tech to video games to furniture. If you want to take advantage though you’ll have to be an Amazon Prime member which is about $120 bucks for the year. But if you just want to take part in the Prime Day sales you could get a month of Prime for just $12 dollars or if you haven’t used it yet activate your first-month free trial, then just cancel it after prime day… easy.
Amazon Prime Day usually comes much earlier in the year, typically in July. But this year things have been pushed back due to the global pandemic. It’s not all bad though as the new October date makes getting deals ahead of the gift-giving holidays even easier!
One of the major benefits of Prime Day over other sales days like Black Friday is that you can do all your shopping from the comfort of your own home. No need to queue up from 4 am or shoulder check that granny in Walmart to get yourself a juicy 4K TV deal.
And if you simply can’t wait… Amazon’s homepage is already touting early deals exclusive to its Prime members, including the Amazon Echo Dot 2-pack for $40 and the Amazon TV Recast for $129.
After 5 years of Prime Days, Amazon has become pretty predictable with what they are going to discount. You’ll likely see the best deals on Amazon’s own products including Echo devices, Ring security systems, and Kindles.
But we’ve also seen Prime Day become known for good laptop deals. We’ve seen Apple’s range of luxury MacBooks taking some particularly impressive price cuts over the past few months, especially on the already-cheap MacBook Air 2020, and models like the Asus Vivobook, Acer Swift, and HP Chromebook have all offered lower budget savings as well.
So how do you make sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck this Prime Day?
First up make your wish list now, the Prime Day homepage can be a pretty daunting place with discounts kicking off everywhere making it difficult to immediately find what you’re after. By setting up a wish list of items you want to keep an eye on you can make sure you’re not getting distracted, and you can even set up notifications so you don’t miss those mega flash sales.
Next, make sure you check out camelcamelcamel.com. This website is a great free Amazon price tracker and can easily show you if the item you’re looking to buy has been cheaper at any point in the past year.
Another tip would be that you shouldn’t hesitate. If you see what you want on sale grab it, the best deals tend to go quickly and with everyone suffering stock issues in 2020 we expect great discount items to disappear quicker than ever. Having said that, don’t be seduced by a 90% off sign. Know what you want and need before Prime Day and don’t be sucked in by the useless rubbish that you’ll buy and never use. Also, for the most part, Amazon has great returns policy so if you accidentally got the wrong item, or you changed your mind in the time it takes to get delivered, you should be regret-free after applying for the return.
And you know our last couple of tips have to be some shameless plugs! The team at TechRadar works super hard during these sales days to keep you updated on all the best deals currently going on so make sure you keep an eye on our home page so you don’t miss out on the best deals. Our priority is giving you quality buying advice meaning if a great deal pops up on a sub-par product you should avoid we’ll be there to warn you. Our reviews are also great for figuring out if what you’re about to buy is actually worth your money.
And finally, we will be hosting a Livestream on October 13th where I try to hunt down some of the best deals Prime Day has to offer and giving them away to you our lovely fans. That’s right our friends at Blackmagic Design have sponsored the live stream and challenged me to find 10 great deals this Prime Day and give them away to you lot so if you’re interested in winning some goodies then make sure you subscribe to TechRadar on YouTube and hit that bell so you get notified when that live stream goes live so you don’t miss out. There is also a link in the description of the YouTube version of this video with all the important terms and conditions and an FAQ on how the giveaway will work so please do go check that out.
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