The best Amazon Prime Day 2018 deals so far

Angelo Anderson
July 17, 2018

Amazon is gearing up for its annual Prime Day on July 16, but getting a deal that matches Black Friday prices isn't a certainty.

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To take part in Prime Day, you will need an Amazon Prime account.

Prime Day also usually helps boost the number of Prime memberships.

When online, the website continued to experience issues like links that go nowhere, leaving customer unable to access the special deals. Be sure to have your notifications turned to "on" in the settings section of the app, however, if you want to receive notifications.

It's not all about music-making though with endless deals on everything from Amazon device products to groceries. Track the price to see if it's been offered for less previously at different times of the year like Cyber Monday or Black Friday.


Since there are around 100 million Amazon Prime members at this point and you are on a tech site like Droid Life, I'd imagine that most of you are already members.

In 2017, Prime Day "really got a lot more traction.in particular internationally", Olsavsky told analysts last October. The promotion features new product launches and deals.

The glory days of leaking deals through social media are behind us, but it's still a good idea to keep an eye on Amazon's Facebook and Twitter pages.

Prime Day, created by Amazon in 2015 for its 20th anniversary, has inspired other companies like Wayfair to invent their own shopping holidays. This year's Prime Day is planned to last for 36 hours - six more hours than last year. FOX Business' Hillary Vaughn reports on how retailers are trying to beat Amazon on its big day.

Urban Outfitters' website includes a banner promoting a "flash sale" of an extra 50 percent off sale items for UO Rewards members and 40 percent off all sale items for nonmembers. A Prime membership costs $119 annually. It's hoping to keep Prime attractive for current and would-be subscribers after raising the USA annual membership fee by 20 percent to $119 and to $12.99 for the month-to-month option. However, you can cancel before that month ends to avoid being charged anything.

You can download the Amazon app, and they are offering a $10 credit for the first time that you use it to make a purchase.

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