Amazon Prime Day Live Blog: The Best Deals Worth Checking Out

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Today kicks off Amazon's annual Prime Day shopping event, offering customers with an Amazon Prime subscription the chance to save money on nearly countless items across the retailer's storefront.

Since we routinely share great deals on Apple products and accessories being sold on Amazon, we've launched a live blog today that will track notable Prime Day discounts from Apple accessory makers like Anker and EasyAcc, as well as other interesting sales as they go live. Prime Day will officially begin this afternoon at 3 p.m. ET and continue for 36 hours afterwards.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

Before that time, Amazon has debuted early access Prime Day discounts on its own range of Alexa and Echo devices, with up to 50 percent off of products like the Echo Look, Fire TV Stick, Fire HD 10 tablet, and more, which are expected to last throughout Prime Day.

In contrast to deals that last for a majority of the event, there will also be limited-time lightning deals that appear at different times throughout the day and night, and only last for an hour or so.

In this live blog, we'll be tracking lightning deals, longer-lasting discounts, and competitor sales as products get marked down throughout Prime Day, so be sure to bookmark this page and check back for new bargains as Amazon's mid-year shopping event continues into Wednesday morning.

Prime Day is over for 2018 - check back next year!

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agsystems

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this is great - Amazon came up with their own '$holiday$' - while I work I will keep a window open in case something interesting pops up
 
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artfossil

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I'm walking through the desert
And I am not frightened although it's hot
I have all that I requested
And I do not want what I haven't got


—Sinéad O'Conner
 
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Mobster1983

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Amazon acknowledged that the Prime Day deals aren't their best prices on those items.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44846356

But MacRumors wants to be sure to get in on this by posting affiliate links and making money off anything you order.
But the great thing about Amazon is that you can see historical prices on the items. It's just like any other sale, some deals will be better, some won't be, and some will be worse. You just have to shop smart.

Been keeping a list of things I need for the past couple weeks. Hopefully I can save a few bucks. Spent way too much last year; hope to avoid the same this year. :D

Everything I've seen so far is pretty crappy. Not half as good as last years deals.
It's still over two hours away...
 

RootBeerMan

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If you don't mind me ask how? So far all I have been able to see is the Amazon Alexa stuff. Is there a link that is showing everything that will be on sale?
You can click on the Prime Day banner at the top of the Amazon page that says Shop Early Access Now. The first things you'll see are the Fire and Alexa things but below are more items.
 

rhett7660

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You can click on the Prime Day banner at the top of the Amazon page that says Shop Early Access Now. The first things you'll see are the Fire and Alexa things but below are more items.
Ahhh... Ok, I saw those and you are right, there was nothing really of interest. I missed last years so I don't have anything to really compare against. I didn't know if there was a special link that had leaks of what to expect.
 

DevNull0

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Crazy. Wonder what the Canada deals will be compared to the US
So far Canada looks like it will be the same as the past couple of years. Hundreds of pages of aliexpress products at insane markups making it impossible to find the 11 decent deals across the entire site.
 
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IJ Reilly

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Nearly countless... is that anything like very unique?
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MacRumors are very open about this, it helps pay the bills.
Yes, MR does disclose their affiliate relationships, and that's all well and good. Yet the disclosures provide the impression that MR is a charity that we can support with these purchases. In reality, this site is a for-profit business.
 

theheadguy

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Amazon acknowledged that the Prime Day deals aren't their best prices on those items. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44846356 But MacRumors wants to be sure to get in on this by posting affiliate links and making money off anything you order.
What do you care? You post instantly on almost every single thread on the main page so you make sure people see you. Nobody cares!
 
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nwcs

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So far I haven’t found anything from their annual yard sale. And they’ve been accused of raising prices right before it so the discounts look better. I’ve noticed they tend to list % off of MSRP to make it look even bigger when it is available for nearly the same price elsewhere.
 

MhzDoesMatter

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Nearly countless... is that anything like very unique?
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Yes, MR does disclose their affiliate relationships, and that's all well and good. Yet the disclosures provide the impression that MR is a charity that we can support with these purchases. In reality, this site is a for-profit business.
Annnnnnnnnnd affiliate revenue is a part of how they make their profit. Again, not seeing the point of confusion here.
 
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