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We now know that this year’s Amazon Prime Day deals will be kicking off October 13 with a massive 48-hour sale. Actually, there are already some great details available right now as Amazon has been keen to get the ball rolling early. We’ve rounded up the hottest early Prime Day deals for you below. 

Covid-19 meant the Amazon sale has been long-delayed from its usual July timeslot, but it’s now confirmed to be going ahead just six weeks ahead of the gargantuan Black Friday deals event.

That’s a little early for us to be able to get any tasty PS5 bundles or Xbox Series X deals as the consoles aren’t going to be released by then, although the PS5 pre-orders and Xbox Series X pre-orders did kick-off recently, then sold out straight away of course. But we expect lots of Prime Day deals on next-gen compatible accessories like the best gaming headsets, so you’ll be able to start building your ultimate next-gen gaming set up a bit earlier.

Such a late timing though means we’re entering Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals season by the time we’ll be done with Prime Day. That’s a long time to be on the lookout for deals and making sure you get the best price. We’ll be here though picking through the very finest deals in tech, gaming, gadgets, and more though to show you what the best deals are with genuine discounts.

Don’t forget, the Amazon Prime Day deals will be for members only on the 13th and 14th next week. Thankfully, you can get a free trial that will see you through the sale and beyond. Give it a whirl to enjoy the exclusive deals, Prime Video streaming library, super-fast delivery, and more perks.

Check out our highlights of the best early Prime Day deals so far below. But if you’d rather have a browse at Amazon yourself, here are links directly to Amazon’s latest deal listings: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA.

The best early Prime Day deals in the USA

We might still have a few days to go before Prime Day officially begins at 12am PT / 3am ET on Tuesday, October 13 but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some great offers available right now. Some of them don’t require Prime membership, but if you’re not a member and spot one that you do like, we’d advise signing up for a 30-day free trial, you can always cancel it after Prime Day after all.

Amazon Prime Day TV deals – USA

Samsung 43-inch 7 Series 4K TV | $300 $279.99 at Best Buy
Samsung is the best in the business when it comes to TVs, so this offer is pretty eye-catching. Although it’s not as high-quality as the company’s QLED range, this 43-inch panel is still a great choice.View Deal

Samung 55-inch 8K QLED TV (QN55Q900RBFXZA) | $3,498 $2,297.99 at Dell
This deal gets you a very respectable screen with 8K HDR capabilities, all for hundreds less than the list price – that’s a real win, particularly when going 8K is a good way to future-proof yourself moving forward.View Deal

Samsung 65-inch curved TU8300 4K TV | $748 $677.99 at Amazon
For those looking for a curved screen, then this is one of the best deals we’ve seen for a little while. 65-inch of any type of television is great value but for a cruved one – they often demand a little bit of an added premium still – this is excellent value.View Deal

Sony 65-inch X750H series 4K TV | $1,000 $698 at Amazon
This is an excellent deal! That price for most 65-inch 4K televisions would be worth considering, but given that this is Sony -levels of quality, this is an awesome deal. The kind of deal that’s so tempting even if it’s just for a second or third TV for the home…View Deal

Sony 65-inch X900H Series 4K TV | $1,600 $999.99 at Best Buy
Yup, it will have that Sony premium on the price tag but if any televisions go a way to justifying their price, it’s Sony’s ones. This is a supremely quality, large 4K TV set which will be great for games and entertainment alike, and it has a handy $600 off.View Deal

Hisense 75-inch H65 Series 4K TV | $1,000 $749.99 at Best Buy
An absolute bargain for 75-inches of solid 4K TV. This will fill a wall and not break the bank for the size of the screen you’re getting. While it often pays to look at the more ‘premium’ brands at this size, Hisense has made a great niche for itself by offering good quality TVs for value-busting prices so this is worth a look if you want to stretch your budget.View Deal

Sony 75-inch 4K LED TV (75X800H) | $1,798 $1,398 at Dell
A premium 75-incher from Sony. This will cost a bit more but the quality from Sony’s rich history in creating some of the best TVs comes to the fore with this panel. You won’t look back.View Deal

Hisense 75-inch H65 Series 4K TV | $1,000 $749.99 at Best Buy
An absolute bargain for 75-inches of solid 4K TV. This will fill a wall and not break the bank for the size of the screen you’re getting. While it often pays to look at the more ‘premium’ brands at this size, Hisense has made a great niche for itself by offering good quality TVs for value-busting prices so this is worth a look if you want to stretch your budget.View Deal

Amazon Prime Day laptop deals – USA

ASUS VivoBook (11.6″) | $289.99 on Amazon
We’ll be very lucky indeed if we can get a laptop at this price or less during the Amazon Prime Day laptop sales. This currently-active offer gets you a device with 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM. That means it’s only for light work use, but if you want something cheap and cheerful, you could do a lot worse. View Deal

ASUS VivoBook (15.6″) | $599 $479.99 at Best Buy
This is a currently-active offer that’ll be the sort of deal to expect during the Amazon Prime Day laptop sales. You’re getting a 15.6-inch screen to go with over 500GB of lightning-fast SSD storage, making the $479 price a real bargain.View Deal

HP Spectre x360 15-inch laptop | $1,499 $1,399.99 at HP
This was over $1600 last week before getting knocked down to $1499 and now it’s even lower. A fantastic series of savings on HP’s premium end laptop is certainly a tempting proposition. The Spectre x360 can do it all too: crunch through work task, be a central home hub, and also provide a solid portable gaming experience with that GTX 1650 Ti graphics card. Nice.View Deal

Gigabyte AERO 15 OLED laptop | $2,200 $1,802 at Amazon
This is a worthy investment for a creator, graphic designer, and gamer. If you straddle these areas of hobby and interest, then this AERO laptop with its 4K screen and 2060 graphics card are well placed to serve you.View Deal

2020 Apple MacBook Air: $999 $949 at Amazon
Discounts of any order on this year’s MacBook Air are a rare thing, so we’d give this one some serious thought if you’ve been looking to give the most important device in your home office a serious upgrade. This is for the 256GB SSD version, but you’ll find $99 has been knocked off the 512GB model, bringing it down to $1199 if you need the extra space.View Deal

MacBook Pro 16-inch: $2,399 $2,099 at Amazon
If you need some serious power under the hood of your laptop though, the MacBook Pros are the way to go. Generally favored by creatives in media editing, the Pro can handle pretty much anything you can throw at it thanks to the 6-core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM. Storage isn’t an issue either with a speedy 512GB SSD inside. Don’t miss this chance to save $200 in this Prime Day deal.
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Amazon Prime Day tech deals – USA

Amazon Echo Show 5 | $89.99 $44.99 for (Prime members only) at Amazon
If you’re looking to step up your smart home game, this is a great place to start, or even continue: a lovely touchscreen display powered by Alexa that can act as something as simple as a clock but with so much more besides. View Deal

iPad (2020) | $329 $299 at Amazon
Apple’s latest entry-level iPad has only been out a few weeks so we’d snap up any discount and $30 off already is great offer. The new iPad has a 10.2-inch Retina display and the A12 Bionic chip making it a seriously fast device for multitasking and gaming.
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iPad Mini 64GB | $399 $336 at Amazon
This is a much more appealing price for the latest iPad Mini. We’d generally go for this one over the regular-sized iPad around this price-range as you’re getting double the storage at 64GB which will let you get plenty of games and media files installed.
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iPad Pro 11-inch | $799 $749.99 at Amazon
Need a larger screen or a boost in power for editing images and video. Then the iPad Pro is the way to go and you can save $50 today on the 11-inch 2020 model with 128GB of storage. There’s also $50 off the 256GB version.
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Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 | 45mm | Silver, Bronze, and Black | Fitness tracking | Health monitor | $429.99 $399.99 at Amazon
The 45mm version of Samsung’s best smartwatch comes with additional battery life. The rest is the same as the smaller version, offering Bluetooth, LTE, GPS, and a range of other high-end features found in competitor watches. Or if you’re in the UK, it’s £374 at Amazon today.View Deal

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 | 41mm | Silver, Bronze, and Black | Fitness tracking | Health monitor | $399.99 $369.99 at Amazon
The smaller of the Watch 3 sizes is also the cheapest on offer here, but that doesn’t mean it’s the worse model. In fact, basically everything else about the Watch 3 is identical, bar slightly less battery life due to its smaller size. View Deal

Apple Watch Series 3 (Silver or Space Grey) | 38mm | GPS | $199 $169 at Amazon
The Apple Watch Series 3 is a fantastic first smartwatch that can also be a great upgrade from older versions of the Watch or Android-powered devices. It comes in silver or space grey with either white or black Sports Bands.View Deal

Apple Watch Series 3 (Silver or Space Grey) | 42mm | GPS | $229 $199 at Amazon
If you have a slighter bigger wrist, this is the version for you: 4mm isn’t a world of difference, but it definitely shows. This is one of the cheapest prices we’ve ever seen for this version, too.View Deal

Amazon Echo (4th-gen) | $99.99 at Amazon
The new Amazon Echo is one of the most complete rethinks offered by the company for one of its best devices, tying together a variety of smart home elements into a classy design, with improved voice recognition and speakers to boot. Pre-orders are open now and if you’re quick you can get one with a free Philips Hue bulb that you can activate via voice command on this Echo speaker.
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Amazon Echo Dot | $49.99 at Amazon
Like the Echo, the Dot benefits from many of the tweaks Amazon has managed to cram into the spherical design but for a lower price. Rest assured, Alexa is still just as capable, making this a bit of a smart home bargain. If you fancy picking up two of them, you can save $20 with this coupon code: DOT2PACK.View Deal

Echo Dot | $49.99 $39.99 at Amazon
Amazon will be discontinuing this popular flat-shaped Echo Dot smart speaker when the new spherical version arrives at the end of the month, so it’ll be keen to clear out stock of the older model. We’ve certainly seen this go for less though, so we’d hold out for a cheaper price on Prime Day itself.View Deal

Amazon Echo Spot $129.99 $89.98 at Amazon
With a $40 reduction, the diminutive Echo Spot smart speaker with a display is perfect for bedside tables or home-office desks. Or better yet, how about both. Use the coupon code ECHOSPOT2PK at checkout to get a pair of them for just £149.98.
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Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 cooker | $99.95 $79 at Amazon
Got a small kitchen or just don’t like having too many devices in the cupboards? Then it’s time you checked out a super popular Instant Pot. This multi-use device can be used as a pressure cooking, sterilizer, slow cooker, Saute, rice cooker, steaming, or making yogurt.View Deal

Shark ION robot vacuum: $219.99 $149.99 at Amazon
Take a load off and let your very own robot vacuum cleaner keep your floors clean across hard and carpeted surfaces. We’ve never seen this go for less and it should easily be able to get everything done thanks to its two-hour runtime.
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Amazon Prime Day audio deals – USA

Apple AirPods Pro | White | Wireless Charging Case | $249 $219 at Amazon
The AirPods Pro are great if you need small wireless earbuds for runs, walks, and whatever else; they’re perfectly designed with surprisingly good sound for their size, plus deep iPhone compatibility. Don’t miss this discounted price.
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AirPods (wired charging case) | $159 $129 at Amazon
Looking for the vest value Airpods? It’s hard to argue with $129 for these today at Amazon with a $30 discount. This version comes with the wired charging case. See below for a wireless option.View Deal

AirPods (wireless charging case) | $199 $159.99 at Amazon
If you can afford to spend a bit more, the wireless charging case version of the AirPods is a good shout thanks to the added convenience of being able to put recharge on a wireless charger. Otherwise, the AirPods themselves are the same.
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Beats Solo Pro | $299.99 $199.99 at Best Buy
This super $100 discount serves as a great reminder that it’s not just Amazon vying for your money right now. Best Buy is unbeatable with this massive saving. You can get this same deal on a range of different color options too. A superb price for a lovely pair of wireless noise-canceling headphones.
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Amazon Prime Day gaming deals – USA

Nintendo Switch (Neon Blue / Red) | $299.99 at Amazon US
If you just want the console, Amazon has you covered with a deal on the standard Nintendo Switch for $299.99. Yes, there’s no money off, but it’s been sold out for months meaning scalpers have been grossly overcharging, get it for the proper price while stock lasts.View Deal

Logitech G502 SE Hero | $80 $49.96 at Amazon
Logitech tends to dominate best mouse lists thanks to their excellent and very user-friendly technology, so the G502 getting such a massive discount is worthy of note. This one offers a 16,000 DPI sensor, 11 customizable buttons, adjustable weight, and mechanical switch button tensioning. Marvellous.View Deal

Official 4TB Xbox Seagate HDD | $149.99 $104.99 at Amazon
Don’t miss a rare $35 saving on this official USB external Xbox One hard drive. With this drive, you’ll be able to play older games on your new Series X straight away without having to re-download them.View Deal

EPOS Sennheiser GSP 300 | $99.95 $82 at Amazon
You have to go a fair way to beat Sennheiser audio quality, and the GSP 300 is one of the most affordable ways into that. With a further lowering of its price through this reduction, you’re getting some of the best audio for a great price.View Deal

EPOS Sennheiser GSP 300 | $99.95 $83 at Amazon
You have to go a fair way to beat Sennheiser audio quality, and the GSP 300 is one of the most affordable ways into that. With a further lowering of its price through this reduction, you’re getting some of the best audio for a great price.View Deal

Corsair Void RGB Elite USB | $80 $59.99 at Amazon
Corsair have enough pedigree in gaming headsets to make picking up any of them a solid choice. Getting one for a whole quarter less than the list price, however, is tremendous value, and the Void RGB Elite is a great choice for PC gamers. Small note: this is not the wireless version, so still uses a wired USB connection to provide that tremendous noise.View Deal

Bengoo V-4 (Blue) | Wired| Console and PC support | $79.99 $28.98 at Amazon
With a saving of over $50, these Bengoo gaming headphones are pretty unmissable if you want some peace and quiet when immersed in a game. They’re not as feature-rich as items on our best gaming headset guide, but they’ll more than get the job done . Buying in the UK? Grab them for £23 from AmazonView Deal

The best early Prime Day deals in the UK

We’ve spotted a few cracking offers in the UK already despite Prime Day not officially starting until 00:01 on Tuesday October 13th. Some of these prices are so good, we’d be tempted to jump on them now. The same deals might still be going on Prime Day, but there will be a lot more people checking out the offers on the day, so the risk of them selling out is pretty high. Not a Prime member yet. Check out the free trial option.

Amazon Prime Day TV deals – UK

LG 43-inch UN7100 4K TV | £480 £379.99 at Amazon
LG make some of the best TVs going and even though this is outside their premium OLED range, it’s still a great offering. A panel of 43-inches is great for a small console-gaming setup or as a second TV for the house.
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Sony Bravia 49-inch KD49X70 4K TV | £699 £530 at Amazon
Sony’s TVs are consistently some of the best and Bravia range are the cream of the already-premium crop. Therefore, saving £168 on a panel from their newest range is an excellent offer before Prime Day.View Deal

Samsung 65-inch curved TU8300 4K TV | $748 $677.99 at Amazon
For those looking for a curved screen, then this is one of the best deals we’ve seen for a little while. 65-inch of any type of television is great value but for a cruved one – they often demand a little bit of an added premium still – this is excellent value.View Deal

Hisense 75-inch H65 Series 4K TV | $1,000 $749.99 at Best Buy
An absolute bargain for 75-inches of solid 4K TV. This will fill a wall and not break the bank for the size of the screen you’re getting. While it often pays to look at the more ‘premium’ brands at this size, Hisense has made a great niche for itself by offering good quality TVs for value-busting prices so this is worth a look if you want to stretch your budget.View Deal

75-inch Sony 4K LED TV (75X800H) | $1,798 $1,398 at Dell
A premium 75-incher from Sony. This will cost a bit more but the quality from Sony’s rich history in creating some of the best TVs comes to the fore with this panel. You won’t look back.View Deal

43-inch Samsung 7 Series 4K TV | $300 $279.99 at Best Buy
Samsung is the best in the business when it comes to TVs, so this offer is pretty eye-catching. Although it’s not as high-quality as the company’s QLED range, this 43-inch panel is still a great choice.View Deal

Hisense 50-inch AE7000FTUK 4K TV | £449 £349 at Amazon UK
A fine offer to get your teeth into before Prime Day kicks in properly. Hisense TVs have grown in stature in recent times offering affordable, but solid, options on the 4K TV market. A whole 100 quid off is not to be sneered at either.View Deal

LG 55-inch CX OLED 4K TV | £1,699 £1,399 at Currys
A tremendous early Prime Day tv deal from Currys (who will be trying to counter Amazon’s price cuts, surely) on one of LGs infamously excellent OLED televisions. Arguably some of the best you can get for any entertainment or media, this 300 quid discount is a very solid one indeed.View Deal

Amazon Prime Day laptop deals – UK

HP Pavilion 15 gaming laptop | £900 £799.99 at Amazon UK
This is a pretty good deal for an early Prime Day offering: a lean mean gaming machine with a 1650Ti graphics card, a brand-new 10th-generation Intel processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. Not bad for a proven HP machine.View Deal

MSI GE66 Raider laptop | £1,699 £1,599 at Currys
If you’re on the hunt for a top-performing, immensely powerful, and ridiculously capable gaming laptop right now, then you could do way worse than this MSI GE66 Raider laptop. It’s a powerhouse very much of this year and offers some of the best gaming experiences you can get in a portable machine from this year.View Deal

Acer Aspire 3 A314-21 (14″) | £279 £199.97 at Currys
Just get a load of that price – the £79 discount has brought the cost of this laptop tumbling down to become a no-brainer purchase. Although it might not be the most powerful device on the block, it’ll do the job very nicely for school or work tasks.View Deal

Amazon Prime Day tech deals – UK

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra | £1179 £1099 at Amazon
Update: this has gone back up to full price, but this sort of dithering, usually means we can expect to see something better once Prime Day lands
. If a few hundred gets knocked off, we’d seriously consider bagging one. It’s a phenomenal phone that we recently awarded ‘best gaming phone of 2020’ and it’s got a brilliant camera too.
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Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 |£419 £370 at Amazon
A saving of nearly £50 is amazing value so soon after this excellent smartwatch was released a few months ago. The 45mm version of Samsung’s best smartwatch comes with additional battery life and is the one we’d go for. You’re also getting health monitoring, LTE, GPS, message alerts, music playback (via your Bluetooth headphones) and a range of other high-end features found in competitor watches.
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Apple Watch Series 3 | 38mm | £195 at Amazon
The Apple Watch Series 3 is a fantastic first smartwatch that can also be a great upgrade from older versions of the Watch or Android-powered devices. It comes in silver or space grey with either white or black Sports Bands. If you’re an iPhone user and looking to get into smartwatches, this is hundreds cheaper than the new 6 series and still a great buy in 2020.
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Apple Watch Series 3 | 42mm | £219 at Amazon
If you have a slighter bigger wrist, this is the version for you: 4mm isn’t a world of difference, but it definitely shows on the larger display. This is one of the cheapest prices we’ve ever seen for this version, too.View Deal

Kindle Unlimited | 3 months for FREE at Amazon
That’s a massive discount saving you £23.97 compared to the usual price. Kindle Unlimited has over a million ebooks to read on your Kindle, tablet, mobile, or PC and is a must for any avid reader. Membership also includes thousands of audiobooks and plenty of mags too. Give it a go with this super long free trial. Once the three months are up, it’s £7.99 a month, but you can cancel at any time.
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Amazon Prime Day audio deals – UK

Amazon Echo (4th-gen) and Philips Hue bulb bundle | £104.98 £89.99 at Amazon
The new Amazon Echo is one of the most complete rethinks offered by the company for one of its best devices, tying together a variety of smart home elements into a classy design, with improved voice recognition and speakers to boot. Pre-orders are open now. This bundle also comes with a white Philips Hue bulb that’ll you’ll be able to activate via voice alone with the Echo speaker.View Deal

Amazon Echo Dot | £49.99 at Amazon
Like the Echo, the Dot benefits from many of the tweaks Amazon has managed to cram into the spherical design but for a lower price in a smaller size. Rest assured, Alexa is still just as capable, making this a bit of a smart home bargain. Pre-orders are live now with one option for an extra £10 including a clock display which we find very handy.
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Amazon Prime Day gaming deals – UK

Nintendo Switch | £279 at Amazon UK
If you just want the console, Amazon has you covered with a deal on the standard Nintendo Switch for £279. Yes, there’s no money off, but it’s been sold out for months meaning scalpers have been grossly overcharging, get it for the proper price while stock lasts.View Deal

PS4 Slim 3-game bundle | £254.99 at Amazon
The PS4 has been sold out for most of this year, so we’d snap this one up while you can if you’ve been meaning to get one. You’re getting Horizon: Zero Dawn (plus the DLC expansion), Uncharted 4 and The Last of Us Remastered -three stone-cold classics.
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Razer Kraken | £80 £54.56 at Amazon UK
A premier, no-nonsense quality headset from the specialists in game audio, this. It’s arguably great value at its normal price of £80, let alone with this hefty discount. At under £55 quid, this is  excellent bang for buck for a headset that can have you covered whatever your platform.View Deal

HyperX Cloud X gaming headset for Xbox One | £70 £59.99 at Amazon UK
One of the top-performing ranges from one of the best gaming audio brands. The HyperX Cloud X headset is absolutely worth the investment with this handy discount.View Deal

HyperX Cloud Revolver gaming headset | £140 £94.99 at Amazon UK
The Revolver has studio-grade sound so you can pinpoint your enemies and navigate your way through environments clearly and crisply. The USB audio control offers great flexibility, and with £45 off, this is a handsome deal right now.View Deal

Logitech G502 gaming mouse | £79.99 £47 at Amazon
The G502 is a fantastic mouse for any task. That super-fast 16,000 DPI is great for first-person shooters and the contoured design with thumb-rest is excellent for extended sessions. We really like using the unlockable scroll wheel at work too for fast-scrolling through, super long Excel sheets. I’ve used one every day for the last four years and it’s still going strong.
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Razer BlackWidow Elite gaming keyboard | £174.99 £104.99 at Amazon
This is one of Razer’s best gaming keyboards and that’s a huge £75 discount. With programmable functions and lighting effects and super-responsive keys, this is a great way to upgrade your setup. You’re also getting a built-in wrist rest for extra support.
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Rose Gold DualShock 4 Wireless Controller (PS4) | £49.99 £39.99 at Amazon UK
A £10 saving here is one of the better controller deals for one of the better controllers out there. The Rose Gold DualShock 4 controller looks sleek, and it’s definitely one of the best-looking controllers around.View Deal

There have been a few Amazon sales and deals events running already recently, although nothing on the scale of Prime Day of course. And this page is also the spot where we’ll be listing all of the best Prime Day deals on the day itself too, so feel free to bookmark us for the day itself on…

When is Prime Day 2020?

The big event usually takes place at some point within the first two weeks of July. Amazon waited until the end of September to finally confirm the official dates. This year, Amazon Prime day will take place at 00:01 October 13 and end at 23:59 October 14. That’s right, buckle up for 48 hours of Prime Day deals again, folks. That’s the latest Amazon Prime Day ever, and way too close to Black Friday for our wallet’s liking in all honesty.

It’s one heck of a delay, but the surge in online demand from March this year saw Amazon really struggle, globally, to meet demand and ship deliveries on time, even for Prime members. So Prime Day (traditionally Amazon’s biggest sales event of the year, even over Black Friday and Cyber Monday), would be almost impossible for it to pull off in the summer. Not to mention the impact on product supply has no doubt been affected by Coronavirus with factory closures and lockdowns in countries around the world.

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Is October a good time for Prime Day?

We think August would have been much better as it would have left a nice gap before the peak Christmas season kicks in. Instead, Prime Day this year is set to be the starting whistle on that busy shopping season and we don’t expect retailers to let up until that last shipping day before Christmas.

Will Prime Day 2020 be a two-day event again?

Yes, Amazon Prime Day 2020 will be a 48-hour bonanza once again. In all honesty, we’re just glad it’s not grown into a week-long event – we’ve got to sleep at some point after all in-between all the deal hunting.

Do you have to be an Amazon Prime member?

Yes. Unlike regular sales events, Prime Day deals are reserved for Amazon Prime members. Never been a Prime member before? Then you could always time the free trial period to coincide with the big event, which will give you full access. 

Prime membership is actually a great value option though, that you might want to keep anyways. You get faster delivery, exclusive deals, access to the Prime Video streaming service, and more. You can sign up for free trials, monthly subscriptions (quit any time you like), or save a few bucks with a year-long deal if you like.

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What deals can we expect on Prime Day 2020?

First and foremost, Amazon’s own devices get the absolute best deals on Prime Day. We’re talking Echo speakers, Fire Tablets, Kindles, Fire TV Sticks, and more. Sure they get regular discounts throughout the year, but even the cheapest items like the ever-popular Echo Dot Alexa-enabled smart speaker went down past its previous cheapest price of around $30/£30 to a ridiculously hot $22/£22. If you’re after any sort of Amazon device, Prime Day is a great time to buy. Amazon recently announced some brand new Echo speakers, but the release dates are after Prime Day, but hopefully, we’ll see some pre-order price drops on them.

TVs, wireless headphones, smartwatches, fitness trackers, Instant Pot cookers, power tools, robo vacuums, smart lighting, and more all got some fantastic discounts. If you are in the market for headphones, we often see models highlighted in our best headphones guide get some decent offers, so it’s well worth checking for them on the day, or let us do it for you of course!

Here at GamesRadar though, you’d expect we had our eye out for Prime Day gaming deals and you’d be right. The thing is, Prime Day’s always a bit disappointing for gaming.

Prime Day’s gaming deals tend to focus on accessories. Headsets got a decent run last year, with the Razer Kraken Tournament Edition getting a sweet 38% discount. The official Magma Red DualShock PS4 controller price was knocked down to $44. Kingdom Hearts 3 was over 50% off in the UK and US.

Console deals were nothing particularly exciting, the main highlights being a PS4 Pro with God of War and Days gone for $350 and a PS4 Slim with Horizon, Last of Us and Uncharted 4 for £220 – currently on offer at £254.99 by the way.

If you’ve been trying to pick up a decent console deal lately you’ve no doubt noticed it’s slim pickings out there, to say the least. With more people staying at home either due to lockdown, shelter-in-place, or common sense over the last few months, console demand has skyrocketed. Bad news for lower prices when stock alone is like gold dust. Buyers are snapping them up at standard prices and even inflated ones from third-party merchants, so you can forget about any big discounts later this year if stock hasn’t recovered. And we would have been hoping for some tasty offers given the PS5 and Xbox Series X are coming in November.

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Do other stores have Prime Day sales?

Absolutely. In the US, we saw Walmart, Best Buy, and eBay all really go for it last year with a lot of price matching going on and some strong picks in the electronics departments, TVs especially.

Similar scenes in the UK, with Currys, in particular, rocking some strong deals. We’re particularly excited to see if ebuyer dust off its cheeky Optimus Day again. It’s probably a bit much to see John Lewis or Argos go for a Megatron Day though.

Generally, other stores know Prime Day creates a lot of buzz and people save up for the event and are generally in a mood to splash a bit of cash. And unlike Amazon’s sale, you don’t have to be a paid member to take advantage of the deals at these other stores.

We will of course be keeping an eye on these other stores and bringing you any highlights too. And if any of Amazon’s deals are available for less elsewhere, we’ll let you know where those thunder-stealing bargains are as well.

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