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Amazon planning massive 20th birthday sale with more deals than Black Friday

By Scorpus
Jul 6, 2015
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  1. In just over a week's time, Amazon will celebrate its 20th birthday with a massive shopping event the company is dubbing "Prime Day". Amazon doesn't want to give away too much just yet, but apparently Prime Day will offer "more deals" than the huge November shopping event that is Black Friday.

    The Prime Day sales, which begin at midnight Eastern Time on Wednesday July 15th, will be available exclusively to Prime members in the main countries that Amazon operates in: the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, Canada and Austria.

    Amazon will be posting new deals as frequently as every ten minutes, alongside thousands of "Lightning Deals" and "seven popular Deals of the Day" that will cover products from electronics to outdoor items. And of course, because this sale is limited to Prime members only, all sale items will be eligible for fast, free shipping.

    Luckily, if you're not already an Amazon Prime member, the company offers a free 30-day trial that you might want to activate in preparation for this massive sale event. Normally the service costs $99 per year, and gives customers free two-day shipping on most items and free same-day delivery on some products in 14 metro areas.

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  2. Tanstar

    Tanstar TS Guru Posts: 410   +88

    Prime gives member a LOT more than just shipping :p
     
  3. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,333   +267

    Yep, primarily Prime music, video, and ebooks specifically come to mind. While not as easy to use (Prime Music) and not having as large of a selection (Prime Video) compared to competing plaforms, to not take advantage of these libraries is a huge mistake and really does make the $100 a year subscription a lot easier to rationalize since you're getting them in addition to free or reduced cost (one day or same day) shipping for many items.
     

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