Published: Fri, July 12, 2019
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Amazon Prime Day: Avoid these deals and items, experts say

Amazon Prime Day: Avoid these deals and items, experts say

For UK Amazon-ers, there's now a great deal going for Prime Membership - you can save £20 on the annual cost, reducing it to just £59 for a whole year. It represents a well-timed Summer opportunity to knock some things off your wishlist and take advantage of some of the Amazon Prime Day PC deals which will nearly certainly appear.

The deals are only for Prime members.

eBay is bringing the heat this year as part of its rivalry with Amazon ahead of the latter's two-day Prime Day 2019, which will offer Amazon Prime subscribers more than a million deals and kicks off at midnight PT on Monday, July 15.

The highlight: free access to a number of Premier League fixtures for the upcoming 2019/2020 season. Customers can then use the Amazon Pay balance on the e-commerce platform or across other online and offline platforms.

But it also creates challenges for shoppers who don't want to overspend or pay more than they would on other sites or on other days.

Much of what is on sale is kept a secret until the event, but you'll be able to browse the deals ahead of time on Amazon's app, the company says.

But slapping the word "deal" on a page and dropping the price by a few bucks doesn't necessarily mean you're getting a good value. (That's what cool people in the United Kingdom call phones, apparently.) For a limited time, eBay has knocked 15% off more than 150 smartphone models including popular flagships from the likes of Apple, Samsung, Huawei and Oppo. And this year's doorbuster sales event will be more distracting than ever, as Amazon has decided to make it a two-day shopping extravaganza running through the end of Tuesday. There's a prime Day Concert featuring mega acts like Taylor Swift performing live and exclusively for Prime members.

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