Amazon Prime Day deals are finally here. The 48-hour event will continue on through Tuesday and end at midnight PT. With discounts on just about everything from 4K TVs, laptops, smartphones, and Google devices — now is the time to save big. Yesterday’s early access deals on Amazon devices got the ball rolling with price cuts on Echos, Fire TVs, and home security cameras. Today, with the first official day of Prime Day deals, we’re seeing deals on thousands of items including wireless headphones, Nintendo Switch gaming consoles, and Apple products. A couple of the best deals so far: $110 off the Apple Watch Series 3 and $74 off the Instant Pot DUO Plus 60.
Walmart is also having a massive sale. In an attempt to foil Amazon, Walmart launched its own deals event and will have them remain active through Wednesday, July 17, to outlast Amazon’s 48-hour deals event by an extra day. Which is why Prime Day is the largest summer shopping event, only second to Black Friday and Cyber Monday later in the year.
Below, we’ve curated a sampling of the best Prime Day deals for 2019. If you see something you like, act fast as many are Lightning Deals, meaning they will expire or sell out very .
Best Prime Day deals for July 15
Prime Day 4K TV Deals
You don’t have to wait until Black Friday to score a great deal on a 4K TV. Amazon (and Walmart, of course) dropped a bunch of Prime Day 4K TV deals from top brands like Samsung and VIZIO. Most of the TVs on sale are smart with built-in apps for streaming like Roku, Fire TV, and Netflix.
Prime Day Laptop Deals
Activate your back-to-school computer shopping now with these great Prime Day laptop deals. Discounts have been applied to laptops from top brand like Apple, Dell, Microsoft, and HP. In addition to laptops, you’ll also find great deals on graphics cards, mice, monitors, and more.
Prime Day Smartwatch Deals
There’s a lot of the summer left to get fit and stay that way into the Fall. Smartwatches and fitness trackers are great companions to support your workouts or to simply stay more connected without looking at your smartphone. These are the best Prime Day smartwatch deals from Apple, Samsung, Fitbit, and Garmin.
Prime Day Smart Home Deals
In the war between Google and Amazon, consumers win with Prime Day smart home deals. Amazon has dropped prices on all of its Echo devices, and Walmart did the same with Google Home devices. A bunch of other smart home products including security cameras and kitchen appliance are also getting price cuts.
Prime Day Gaming Deals
Like Walmart, GameStop is capitalizing on Prime day with competitive deals. From Xbox to Nintendo Switch to PS4, these are the best Prime Day gaming deals.
Up to 18% discount
Prime Day Headphone Deals
There are some decent deals on wireless headphones and earbuds right now, but the best Prime Day headphone deals will keep on coming.
Prime Day Apple Deals
Prices on top Apple products like iPhones, MacBooks, and AppleWatch don’t typically take nosedives, but we’re seeing significant price cuts. These are the best Prime Day Apple deals from multiple retailers.
Prime Day Smartphones Deals
Now is a great time to update the one device you use the most — your smartphone. Prime Day smartphone deals include discounts on unlocked Samsung Galaxy’s, Apple iPhones, and other mid-range devices.
Prime Day Camping Deals
The summer is far from over with plenty of time left to take advantage of the outdoors. These are the best Prime Day camping deals to help you get more out of the warming months.
Should I sign up for Amazon Prime today?
Considering Prime Day deals are already here, right now is the best time to sign up if you haven’t already. If you want to avoid paying for a full year of this service, you can always become a Prime Member by picking up a free 30-day free trial. Just make sure you cancel it before your 30 days are up to if you really don’t want Prime.
Tips for shopping on Prime Day 2019
Prime Day may be known for its deals, but like any buying holiday, it’s up to the consumer to shop responsibly. To help you out, here are some tips for spotting good deals and avoiding pitfalls so you can make the most of your Amazon Prime membership:
Make sure you aren’t the victim of a phishing scam
Some Amazon Prime members have recently been victimized by a phishing scam just in time for Prime Day. There are some ways to avoid this, but you should watch out for anything suspicious to make sure you don’t get your information stolen.
Filter your deals through a trusted source
The easiest way to ensure you find the best possible deal is to have someone do all the hard work for you. If you bookmark this page for later, we’ll have our entire editorial staff digging through the depths of Amazon to deliver the savings to you. If you have trust issues, though, we’ll let you in on few of the tricks and techniques we use for spotting great deals.
Do a quick Google search
One quick Google search on a specific product will often pull up pricing information across the board. If it’s actually on sale, then prices from the likes of Walmart, Best Buy, and the manufacturer page will likely be higher.
Check price histories
There’s a website called CamelCamelCamel that tracks and displays the price history of any item sold on Amazon. Though this only works for Amazon products, it’s an easy way to see whether you’re getting the best deal historically.
Read the warranty
Warranties, in general, are a way of making you feel safer about making a purchase. But if you don’t actually read what your warranty entails, you may regret it later when it becomes necessary.
Read the fine print and comments
A lot of retailers will hide important details where you are least likely to look. Most commonly, this happens with third-party sellers who are trying to get a leg up on their competition by offering deep savings on refurbished tech.
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