Mark it on your calendars folks, July 15th and 16th will set the stage for Amazon Prime Day 2019 – the retailer’s biggest sales bonanza yet.
If you’ve got an itch for some retail therapy then there’s never been a better time to roll up your sleeves and dive into some tasty discounts. Amazon Prime Day 2019 is just a few short weeks away and we’re expecting some fantastic bargains that’ll show up not only last year’s effort but also Black Friday itself.
Of course, trying to wade through the presumably countless number of deals can be a real headache, but luckily for you, we’re here to take all the stress out the event, bringing you nothing but the very best offers and stripping away all of the fluff. If that sounds like something you’d be interested in then you’re already in the right place. Just be sure to keep this page in your bookmarks so you don’t miss out on the fun.
What is Amazon Prime Day? | When is Amazon Prime Day 2019 in the USA? | What Were the Top Prime Day Deals for 2018? | How Can I Sign Up to Amazon Prime? | Why Was Amazon Boycotted on Prime Day 2018? | Did Amazon Crash on Prime Day 2018? | What is the Amazon Prime Day Concert?
Amazon Prime Day US 2019 Deals
If you’re itching to get your hands on a particular gadget now and just can’t wait until Prime Day, worry not. We’ve compiled some of the best deals live right now. Remember, not all heroes wear capes.
Your Guide to US Prime Day 2019
What is Amazon Prime Day?
Exclusive to Amazon Prime members, Prime Day is the best time of year to snap up a great deal and fully embrace your right to ‘treat yo’self’. Running exceptional offers, Prime Day stretches far beyond Amazon’s own products — although you can bet you’ll get a pretty wicked price on those, too. From MacBooks to cooking utensils and everything you could possibly go looking for on Amazon, it is sure to be going for less on Prime Day 2019.
When is Amazon Prime Day 2019 in the USA?
No more guessing, July 15th and 16th have been set as the official date for Amazon Prime Day 2019. According to Amazon itself, the core Prime Day deals will begin to drop from 12 o’clock noon on the 15th, but you can be sure that the retailer will pepper out a few tasty discounts in the run-up to the main event.
What Were the Top Prime Day Deals for 2018?
It comes as no surprise Amazon’s assortment of fantastic voice controlled gadgets were a top priority for a lot of Prime subscribers for Prime Day 2018. The Echo Dot (2nd Gen) was a big hit, especially with our Trusted Reviews readers, alongside the Fire TV Stick with Alexa Remote bundle. Under those all-important home safety items, the First Alert Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector was a hot favourite. Safety first, kids. Alexa made another appearance with the unlocked Moto X (4th Gen) with hands-free Alexa included. SanDisk memory cards were also in high demand, along with the 23andMe DNA tests.
How Can I Sign-Up to Amazon Prime?
Offering you a 30-day free trial, becoming a member of Amazon Prime is easy, opening you up to a whole world of not only sought-after goods, but other exceptional content too. Enjoy Prime Video with a huge library of TV box sets and movies, as well as access to Two-Day Shipping, as well as One-Day and Same-Day in selected areas across the US. You can also bop to your own beat with the Prime Music collective, or hide in your gaming cave with free bonus Twitch games and in-game loot. Really, the perks of an Amazon Prime subscription are endless and, allowing you to cancel anytime, you can always tactically sign up right in time for those Prime Day 2019 deals.
Why Was Amazon Boycotted on Prime Day 2018?
Unlike the crash of the site, which was largely centred in the US, Amazon staff decided to strike across Europe. Constantly under scrutiny for its working conditions, Amazon staff made a pretty big statement by walking out on Prime Day. In turn, many consumers also chose to boycott the day in support on a far more widespread scale.
From pay and hours, to working conditions, Amazon has been under fire by its employees, but it sure was a real PR hit on what could be deemed one of the most important days of the calendar for Amazon (perhaps only after Black Friday and Cyber Monday). With the timing of the site then crashing, we’re not sure whether a few hours of down time was a stroke of luck, taking the pressure off whilst workers were busy striking?
Did Amazon Crash on Prime Day 2018?
Although there were issues across Amazon’s pages in a number of locations, the US took the biggest hit in terms of outage times and money lost. Of the 36 hours in which the Prime Day festivities were meant to run, the US page was only live for a total of 24 — at least it hit the full day mark so as not to incorrectly market Prime Day though, right?
Not the best way to kick off Prime Day, the Amazon page was completely out for the first 15 minutes of one of the retailer’s biggest sale events of the year. Continuing to have sporadic outage issues throughout the day, the longest period of inactivity was 63 minutes and a speculated $100 million was lost for just that over an hour of outage alone.
With problems ranging from simply not being able to access the homepage to links not working and baskets emptying, it was a less than ideal start (middle and end) to Prime Day 2018. All because of an oversight determining the amount of servers necessary to meet demand. Not only did this affect eager shoppers seeking out a deal, but other services like Prime Video. Even Twitch and Alexa’s systems were affected.
What is the Amazon Prime Day Concert?
With its latest addition to the festivities, Amazon seems to be prepping this year’s sale as if it’s a national holiday. Exclusive to Prime Members, you’ll be able to watch a jam-packed set from artists including Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and more. Even better, the whole shindig will be hosted by the hilarious Jane Lynch (Glee).
The whole thing kicks off at 9pm EDT, July 10th. The stream itself can be found at this link.
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