AMAZON is slashing the prices of thousands of items once a year on Prime Day – and the event is finally upon us.
It has been dubbed the online giant’s version of Black Friday, so what’s all the fuss about?
Amazon Amazon Prime Day is an annual sale lasting just one day
What is Amazon Prime Day 2019?
Prime Day is a global shopping event – with Amazon bosses promising “thousands of amazing deals worldwide”.
The event is an annual celebration of Amazon’s anniversary.
In news which might make you feel old, the online retailer has now been going for 22 years.
Amazon ran its first Prime Day in 2015, for its 20th anniversary, and it was so successful that the company decided to make it an annual affair.
Unlike Black Friday, all the deals are online – so thankfully there’s no chance of a brawl breaking out.
Getty Images It is only open to Amazon Prime customers – but the company do offer a 30-day free trial
Has Amazon Prime Day 2019 started?
No date has been confirmed yet but reports indicate that it could last two days this year and could kick off on July 15, 2019.
When Amazon Prime Day first started it just lasted 24 hours but over the years this has steadily increased to 30 hours and then 36 hours in 2018.
Amazon isn’t expected to make any official announcement for a while yet and in the past it has only done so a couple of weeks before it officially launches.
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What are the best Amazon Prime Day deals?
While it is too early to say what the best deals will be consumers can no doubt expect discounts on thousands of products with deals across TVs, smart home, kitchen, grocery, toys, furniture, fashion and outdoor items.
In the past Amazon has offered early deals for its customers and this will probably happen this year too.
While people wait for things to get underway, the site’s deals of the day can be found here. Bargains include:
Mamont vodka with 28 per cent off at £25.99
Yard Force lawnmower with a 22 per cent reduction to £179.99
Omerial motion sensor light pack, now £11.89, a reduction of 41 per cent
Rimmel Slay kit with 46 per cent off, now £13.60
Oral-B Genius 9000 Dragonfly electric toothbrush, dowm from £299.99 to £79.99, a reduction of 73 per cent.
How does Amazon Prime Day 2019 work?
If you’re looking to bag a bargain, we’re afraid you have to be an Amazon Prime member.
The premium membership also gets customers free next day delivery and access to Prime TV shows, eBooks and even live music events.
It costs £79 per year or £7.99 per month – depending on the payment plan you choose.
But, Amazon also offers a free 30-day trial to anyone wanting to try out the service.
Just don’t forget to cancel your membership before the end of the month.
New this year for Prime day, members can enjoy an extended 30 hours of deal shopping and new deals as often as every five minutes.
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