Amazon Prime Day 2018 won’t officially start until the 16th of July, but the retail giant is already busy dishing out fantastic deals on millions of products. This mega sale is also known as Black Friday in July since you can find hard to miss price cuts on expensive items such as gadgets or peripherals. Amazon Prime Day 2018 will be available in several countries this year, giving more people a chance to buy exciting items at budget-friendly prices.
What is Amazon Prime Day 2018 and What’s New?
Amazon Prime day is a one-day shopping event that has been upgraded from 24 hours to 36 hours. It used to be a one-day event, but Amazon has been ramping up its offers by adding countdown deals that are already available for shoppers. Sales aren’t permanent because some are timed, while others simply run out of stock.
Amazon is also adding multi-city events this year which features “Smile” boxes that contain an event based on a perk you can get from Amazon Prime. The parties will be available in Los Angeles, London, Milan, Tokyo, and New York. The latter will have an Ariana Grande concert, while LA gets a Twitch-hosted PUBG Squad Showdown with a live performance by Deadmau5.
Amazon Prime Day isn’t merely just a sale since the main goal is to promote the Prime subscription benefits. Click this link to find out what this premium membership service has to offer.
Who can Shop at Amazon Prime Day 2018?
Typically, the great deals you will find are exclusively available to Amazon regulars who have an active Prime membership. Most of the deals you shouldn’t miss are only available to paid members, but Amazon allows some retailers to offer price reductions to non-subscribers.
What Deals can I Expect?
Primarily, Amazon slots its self-branded products ahead of everything else to promote them and their benefits. This includes Fire TV, Tablets like the Kindle, and of course, the Echo or Alexa speakers.
After all that, you can expect a mix of deals reminiscent of a Black Friday sale, where products ranging from household goods to electronics become discounted. There are millions of offers, but not every one of them is worth it. The best way to check if an item has actually gone down in price during Amazon’s Prime Day 2018 sale is to check its pricing trends at camelcamelcamel.com.
Can I Still Shop If I’m Not a Prime Subscriber?
Of course! There are a few notable deals for non-members, but to experience Prime Day at its best, you need to sign up. One way to is to avail of Amazon Prime’s Free 30-day trial or a Sprint-sponsored six month trial for students.
Best Gaming Deals from Amazon Prime Day 2017
We made a short list of notable sales from last year’s Amazon Prime Day. Budget-friendly 4K monitors like the Samsung UE590 became even more affordable, while the 144Hz LG 34UC79G’s pricetag slimmed down by 30%. Amazon basics cables were also discounted all throughout the event, making connectivity for your monitors and host devices easier on the pocket.
We bet that these products will go on sale this year as well since they are still available in the market, but here are the latest and greatest for Amazon Prime Day 2018:
- ViewSonic XG2402 – $170 from $249.99
- EVGA GTX 1080 Hybrid – $499.99 from $679.99
- TCL 55-inch 4K HDR Roku TV – $584.99 from $799.99
- Up to 30% Off 4K HDR TVs from Sony, LG, Toshiba, and More
- Up to 30% off Sennheiser Headphones
- Up to 30% off Audio Technica Headphones
- Crucial MX500 £87.97 from £107
- Acer Predator Helios 300 £799.99 from £999.99
- Asus FX504 £649.99 from £899
Editor’s Note: We will keep this list updated for the entire duration of the Amazon Prime Day 2018 event with more deals and offers. If you find a noteworthy product such as a gaming monitor or a PC component, please let us know in the comments below!