The second annual Amazon Prime Day is almost upon us and the pre-deals have already started. Last year's big event brought us "more deals than Black Friday" and the 2016 launch page has already confirmed more than "one hundred thousand" deals. To help you navigate the online storage and find the best tech bargains from the sale, AndroidPIT is here.
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What is Amazon Prime Day?
The inaugural Amazon Prime Day on July 12 will mark the 21st anniversary since Amazon's launch when its website first went live selling books (it's strange to think that there was a time when Amazon didn't exist, isn't it?). To celebrate, Amazon is offering you big savings on tons of hot products.
What is Amazon Prime?
In order to get the excellent deals from this special day you need to be an Amazon Prime member. Now, being a member has its benefits well beyond being able to join in the Amazon Prime Day sales festivities.
With an Amazon Prime membership you'll get free next day shipping on any purchase through Amazon Prime, and most common items on the site plus free same-day delivery on select items. You also get access to over one million songs with tons of playlists and stations. You can stream popular movies and TV shows for free including original content from Amazon like Alpha House. And for you avid readers out there you can enjoy over 800,000 free e-books.
An Amazon Prime membership is only $99 per year. But you can sign up for a free 30 day trial of the program now risk-free and get access to this year's Amazon Prime Day event. Head over and give it a try, signing up is quick and easy.
What are the best Amazon Prime Day deals?
You can head over to Amazon's Prime Day landing page to check out some of the current offers available exclusively to Prime members. We've also hand picked some of the best deals and you can get them at the links below. We'll be updating this page throughout the day so be sure to check back.
Throughout the day, we will update this page with all of the best tech deals, so you won't have to search through the mountain of products to find the hidden gems. You can bookmark this page today and check back next Tuesday to find out what's happening.
What are Amazon Prime lightning deals?
Amazon's lightning deals are offers which usually last for only several hours and can arrive from every product category. You'll have to act fast to cash in on them, but Amazon's dedicated shopping app can be set up with push notifications so you never miss a bargain: find out how to set these up here.
What are Amazon Prime Day spotlight deals?
Amazon's spotlight deals are where you'll find the biggest saving on top brands. These offers run until they are out of stock, and they are best deals you'll find on Prime Day.
You can join Amazon's Prime Day Facebook group for more details on upcoming deals. Note that they will cover all categories, not just technology and gadgets but other deals are great to have.
Can I do Amazon Prime Day shopping without an Amazon Prime membership?
Sort of. If you don't have an Amazon Prime membership, then your best option is to grab a 30-day Amazon Prime free trial. If you've done this previously and your trial's expired, another option is to find a family member who's an Amazon Prime subscriber and ask to join their Amazon Household account.
A cheap – but not free – method of joining the Amazon Prime Day extravaganza is by being a student, in which case you're entitled to get an Amazon Prime membership for 50 percent off the usual price.
Are you going on a shopping spree on Amazon Prime Day? Let us know what bargains you've picked up in the comments below.