Amazon’s infamous annual shopping event, Prime Day, will soon be upon us. This year’s event kicks off at midnight AEST on July 12, with deals running across Amazon.com.au and Amazon’s Global Store until 5pm AEST on July 14. This means a full 65 hours to find discounts on just about everything that you’ve been dragging in and out of your shopping cart all year – from robot vacuums to headphones to a new TV.
However, with hundreds of thousands of deals to trawl through (and so little time in the day), we’ve done the hard yards for you and tracked down the best deals on just about everything tech your heart could desire. Check out all the best Prime Day tech deals we’ve spotted by category below (including some early deals that are already live), as well as some handy hints on how best to shop during the event. You can also check out Amazon’s Prime Day page and have a scroll yourself.
You will need to be an Amazon Prime member to partake in the fun. If this is not you, fear not! You can grab a free 30-day Prime trial with no obligation to continue, and still partake in Prime Day.
What is Amazon Prime Day? Is it different in Australia?
Prime Day is an annual online sales event, like Black Friday or Click Frenzy, but exclusive to Amazon Prime customers. It started as a one-day event in the US in 2015, but has since expanded to a two-day event that takes place across the globe, including Australia.
The first Prime Day Down Under happened in 2018, and has grown every year since. Australia is unique in that it gets one of the longest Prime “Days” in the world – this year’s event goes for a whopping 65 hours. This is because, while Prime Day technically only goes for 48 hours, Australian users get access to deals on the Amazon Global Store and Amazon.com.au until the conclusion of the event in the US.
Additionally, the Shop Local Businesses store features highlights a number of small Australian businesses that are also partaking in the Prime Day fun.
What will be on sale this Prime Day?
While it can be difficult to predict specific products that go on sale, Amazon has promised over 100,000 deals in Australia from big brands, small local brands, and everything in-between. The brands that Amazon has confirmed will be a part of Prime Day include include Apple, Samsung, Oculus, Nintendo, Bosch, Bose, Garmin, GHD, Lenovo – a pretty hefty list!
Expect deals across all categories, including tech, such as TVs, Smart Home, Headphones, Gaming, as well as homeware, sports, fashion, beauty and more.
How to find the best deals during Prime Day in Australia
Amazon is often the cheapest place to find a particular product in Australia, but the really good deals can sometimes be a bit elusive. Of course, our list above features some of the very best tech deals available during Prime Day. However, you can also properly prepare for the event to make sure you truly get the most out of it.
Before Prime Day kicks off, you should put together a shopping list of items that you are after, then ‘wishlist’ those products on Amazon and set deal alerts on the Amazon app. This will ensure you don’t miss top deals on products that you especially want.
Ensure you are subscribed to Amazon Prime, or else you won’t be able to secure the products for the Prime Day deal price. A subscription costs A$6.99 per month, but there is a 30-day free trial available if you are just looking to take part in Prime Day and nothing else.
It is also worth spending a bit of time on Amazon and familiarising yourself with its interface and how it works. This can save you time and hassle when the deals start dropping (many of which are only available for a limited time).
How to shop on Amazon Prime Day
Of course, we’ll be keeping track of all the best Prime Day deals we spot in the lists above. But if you are keen to trawl through some deals yourself, here’s how to best shop during the event.