Amazon is bracing itself for one of the most significant retail events of the year as Prime Day 2020 takes place on October 13-14.
You will need an Amazon Prime membership to take advantage of these deals, but it is feasible to access them without taking out a long-term subscription.
Last year’s event Prime Day was hugely successful, with more than 1.75 million items sold in 48 hours to make it the largest shopping event in Amazon history.
Technology and electrical products were extremely popular, with 100,000 laptops, 200,000 televisions and 300,000 headphones purchased during the two-day event.
Read on as we take a closer look at Amazon Prime Day 2020 and point you in the direction of some items that could be amongst the best deals you will find.
What is Amazon Prime Day?
Amazon Prime Day was first held on July 15, 2015, to mark the anniversary of the company, and was initially designed to be a flash sale of slow-moving products.
However, it has since grown into one the most prominent online retail events of the year, serving as an exciting precursor to Black Friday and Cyber Monday in November.
Discounts and sales go live throughout the 48-hour event, with products made available at reduced rates for varying amounts of time (or while stocks last).
Amazon devices such as Echo speakers, Fire TV devices and Kindles are often heavily discounted during Prime Day, making it the ideal time to purchase them.
When is Amazon Prime Day 2020?
Amazon Prime Day 2020 will start at 12.01 am on Tuesday, October 13, and run through to 11.59 pm on the following day.
The company decided to move the event from its usual summer slot, but it has confirmed that it will be packed with all the deals you have grown to love.
How Does Amazon Prime Day Work?
You need an Amazon Prime membership to access the deals. Membership costs £79 per year and provides subscribers with various perks including access to Prime Video and Amazon Music services.
If you are not a member and want to take advantage of the huge savings on offer, you can sign-up for a 30-day trial which you can cancel at any time within the 30 days with no strings attached.
What Deals Should I Look For?
Amazon’s own products tend to be slashed in price on Prime Day and we anticipate this will once again be the case in 2020.
The most successful Prime Day deals last year included the Instant Pot DUO60, continuing the trend towards tech-driven products being discounted during the event.
Televisions, laptops, audio and gaming products are extremely popular, while clothing and beauty products are also well worth looking for.
How do I get the Best Deals?
Downloading the Amazon app is the best way to prepare for Prime Day and take advantage of the deals you that most interest you.
It can be challenging to keep track of all the different items you want, but the app is an excellent tool for keeping things organised.
The app allows you to see the offers ahead of time and will alert you when the deal you are interested in goes live.
Once you have downloaded the app, login to your Amazon account, click ‘Today’s Deals’ and then ‘Upcoming’ in the menu on the bottom right-hand side.
Scroll through the deals and tap ‘Watch this Deal’ on any items you’re interested in – the app will send you an alert when these deals go live.
The app takes the guesswork out of Amazon Prime Day and will give you the best chance of securing the products you want.
Amazon Prime Day: Best Deals
HP Pavilion 15-dk1007na 15.6 Inch Full HD Gaming Laptop
Amazon generally teases a few early deals ahead of the big event, and this HP Pavilion gaming laptop is certainly worth a second look.
It features an Intel 10th generation i5 processor, a 15.6-inch full HD screen, NVIDIA GTX 1650Ti graphics, 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD.
Amazon has already reduced the laptop by more than £100 to £799.99, perfectly highlighting the type of discounts you will find on Prime Day.
Panasonic TX-50HX800BZ 50 Inch 4K Multi HDR LED LCD Smart TV
Discounted televisions are always an integral part of Premier Day and the 2020 event will be no different in that respect.
With Dolby Vision and HDR10+ Dynamic Metadata technology, this slimline 50-inch TV delivers detailed pictures with accurate contrast.
The product has already been reduced by £100 to £699.99 and will be one of a plethora of TVs that Amazon cuts in price during the event.
JBL Tune 600 BTNC On-Ear Wireless Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones
Headphones are another staple Prime Day offering, and the JBL Tune 600 BTNC could well be one of this year’s best deals.
Amazon has cut the price by 40% to £48.13, making the one of the best value noise-cancelling headphones you can buy.
With a lightweight design, deep bass and crystal-clear audio, the JBL Tune 600 BTNC are primed to fly off the shelves over the next few days.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite LTE
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is currently available at £349.99 and may be slashed again when Amazon Prime Day gets underway.
This lightweight tablet is excellent for watching movies, with the big 10.4-inch display delivering an immersive viewing experience.
The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite allows you to connect whilst on the move with LTE, so you can get your content even when you don’t have Wi-Fi nearby.
Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation
The 3rd generation Amazon Echo Dot has already been reduced to £29.99, and it would be no surprise to see it drop even further during the event.
It is Amazon’s most popular smart speaker, allowing users to stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, TuneIn and others.
You can also listen to audiobooks from Audible or ask Alexa to answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices and more.
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