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

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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!

    Article Link: Amazon Prime Day Live Blog: The Best Deals Worth Checking Out
  2. agsystems macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2013
    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
  3. OldSchoolMacGuy Suspended


    Jul 10, 2008
    Amazon acknowledged that the Prime Day deals aren't their best prices on those items.

    But MacRumors wants to be sure to get in on this by posting affiliate links and making money off anything you order.
  4. jonnysods macrumors 603


    Sep 20, 2006
    There & Back Again
    Crazy. Wonder what the Canada deals will be compared to the US
  5. Jmausmuc macrumors 6502a


    Oct 13, 2014
    So? Gotta make money somehow.
  6. artfossil macrumors 65816


    Oct 5, 2015
    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
  7. RootBeerMan macrumors 6502a


    Jan 3, 2016
    Everything I've seen so far is pretty crappy. Not half as good as last years deals.
  8. kmkjams macrumors member


    Apr 18, 2014
    Chicago, IL
    i am hoping that new TP-Link Deco M9 Plus mesh wifi router that launches today will be discounted!
  9. Mobster1983 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 8, 2011
    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

    It's still over two hours away...
  10. az431 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2008
    Portland, OR
    What's incredible is people believe these are good deals because Amazon says so. I've never seen anything listed on Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday, or Cyber Monday that was anywhere close to the lowest price per camelcamelcamel
  11. RootBeerMan macrumors 6502a


    Jan 3, 2016
    Yes, but you can already see what's on sale.
  12. rhett7660 macrumors G4


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    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?
  13. RootBeerMan macrumors 6502a


    Jan 3, 2016
    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.
  14. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    MacRumors are very open about this, it helps pay the bills.
  15. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
  16. rhett7660 macrumors G4


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    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.
  17. DevNull0 macrumors 68000

    Jan 6, 2015
    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.
  18. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    Nearly countless... is that anything like very unique?
    --- Post Merged, Jul 16, 2018 ---
    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.
  19. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    I bought a Kindle Voyage on sale a couple years back, on "Prime Day".

    Might as well take advantage of any sales on items you were already planning to buy...
  20. theheadguy macrumors 65816

    Apr 26, 2005
    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!
  21. nwcs macrumors 68000


    Sep 21, 2009
    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.
  22. Expobill macrumors 6502a

    May 30, 2018
    40% off hockey pucks and Montreal expo memoribillyalater
    --- Post Merged, Jul 16, 2018 ---
    You need to buys a hug
  23. MhzDoesMatter macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2002
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    Annnnnnnnnnd affiliate revenue is a part of how they make their profit. Again, not seeing the point of confusion here.
  24. gugy macrumors 68030


    Jan 31, 2005
    La Jolla, CA
    MR gotta make more somehow or you rather pay to use this site?
  25. Expobill macrumors 6502a

    May 30, 2018

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