Once again, Amazon’s Prime Day sale is nearly here, with the annual shopping event set to be bigger than ever.
With more than a million deals across gaming, tech, TVs, laptops, home appliances and kids toys to be found, it’s the perfect opportunity to treat yourself.
While it’s usually held in July, this year it had been postponed because of coronavirus, and will instead run from 13 and 14 October.
The online retailer is also focusing on smaller businesses that have been impacted by pandemic, so Prime members who spend £10 with select small businesses from 28 September to 12 October will earn £10 to spend on Prime Day.
Amazon is one of the biggest places to shop all things tech , from wireless headphones and smart speakers to tablets, and we’re here to make sure you’re in the know about all the worthy discounts and deals on offer.
Whether you’re shopping for yourself or someone else, this is everything you need to know, from how to bag the best deals to what’s expected to be included, so you can navigate the sale for a successful online shopping trip.
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How can I take part?
Amazon Prime Day is open to all customers with a Prime membership, which for £7.99 a month or £79 a year, gives you access to perks such as same-day delivery, Prime Video, Amazon Music and 800,000 free e-books to download at your leisure.
If you’re not already a subscriber, you can also sign-up to a 30-day trial in the lead up to the sale to still be able to shop the bargains.
How can you get the best deals?
For keen shoppers, we’d recommend downloading the Amazon app which not only gives you a first look at the flash Lightning Deals that are only available for a few hours, but will also allow you to set notifications when deals you’ve had your eye on go live.
Here at IndyBest, the team will also be rounding up the best deals to shop across the sale, so make sure to check back here.
What were the best deals last year?
Of the thousand of tech deals available last year, many included big-name brands such as Apple, Beats and Samsung, so you’ll be spoilt for choice this year too.
In 2019, the Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch, wifi and cellular, 64GB had a huge reduction, from £1,119 to £885, and is one of the few times you’ll ever see the tech giant’s products on sale.
Should you have been looking for a new set of headphones, these Beats solo3 wireless on-ear headphones, beats pop collection came down from £249.94 to £137.99, while this budget-friendly pair, Sony WH-CH500 wireless bluetooth NFC on-ear headphones were reduced from £60 to £28.50.
Smartphones can also often be found with slashed prices on Prime Day, the Samsung Galaxy S9 plus, 128 GB 6.2-inch android 8.0 was originally £869 but was reduced to £534.50, and smart fitness trackers also got in on the action, with the Fitbit charge 3 advanced fitness tracker coming down from £129.99 to £95.99.
But that’s not all, photography fans are also catered too with plenty of deals to be had, including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100EBK compact digital camera that was reduced from £449.99 to £282.
What deals can you expect this year?
Look out for Amazon’s own devices, which are guaranteed to have big discounts to enjoy, such as the Amazon Fire 7 tablet or the Fire HD 8 kids edition tablet, 8 inch.
Other tablets, such as the much-coveted Apple iPad mini wifi, 256GB is also set to be included and will come in handy if you often work on the go and need something light and compact.
For a set of speakers with high-quality audio that you can bring with you wherever you go, this Bang & Olufsen beoplay A1 portable bluetooth speaker with microphone will be perfect, while we’ve got our eye on these Bose quietcomfort 20 acoustic in-ear noise-cancellingnoise cancelling headphones as an early Christmas treat to ourselves.
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