Get details and tips about one of Amazon’s biggest sales of the year.
Amazon Prime Day is a two-day sale on Amazon’s website, exclusively for its Prime members (an Amazon Prime membership is $119/year). The event usually takes place in July, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the date for the 2020 Amazon Prime Day will take place “later than usual,” according to the company.
When is Amazon Prime Day 2020?
This year, Amazon Prime Day took place in India on August 6-7, but the online event has been postponed in the US three times. Sister site CNET is now independently reporting that Prime Day will start on October 13; Amazon has not confirmed the date of the event.
A spokesperson for Amazon stated, “Stay tuned for more details on Prime Day. Customers can also say, ‘Alexa, keep me posted on Prime Day.’ If customers make this Alexa request, they will be notified when [Amazon] announces the dates and when Prime Day begins.”
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What are the best tech deals on Amazon Prime Day 2020?
Amazon Prime Day usually offers massive discounts on hardware, software, TVs, gaming consoles, Amazon’s own hardware (Echos, Kindles, Fire Sticks, tablets, etc.), and much more. When the Amazon Prime 2020 deals are available, we’ll update this article with details.
Amazon device deals in the US
On September 24, 2020, Amazon announced several new products, features, and services, some of which may be available on Prime Day. Be sure to look for discounts on the Amazon Echo smart speakers, Eero 6 Mesh routers, Ring security products, and Fire TV.
What are shopping tips for Amazon Prime Day 2020?
According to GameSpot, Amazon typically features different types of deals during Prime Day, including:
Early Access or Countdown Deals: These deals will appear on Amazon prior to the Prime Day event.
Spotlight Deals: These deals last for 24 hours and may happen in the lead-up to or during the Prime Day event.
Prime Day Exclusive Deals: These deals run for the duration of Prime Day but selected products may run out of stock.
Lightning Deals: These are limited-time, limited-stock deals and typically run out of stock quickly. In order to stay up-to-date with the deals, GameSpot recommends that you “keep up with them through the Amazon app on your iOS or Android phone. You can get a sneak peek at the day’s Lighting Deals by pressing ‘Today’s Deal’ in the top left app menu, then the ‘Upcoming’ tab. Find a deal that you want and tap ‘Watch This Deal’ to get notified when it starts.”