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Prime Day 2017

Discussion in 'BYTE ME: Technology discussion' started by jayhoz, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. jayhoz

    jayhoz Ronald Bartel Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Prime Day Deals Sneak Peek

    In addition to tens of thousands of Lightning Deals throughout the 30-hour shopping period – with new deals starting as often as every five minutes – Prime members will find curated Spotlight Deals beginning at 6pm PT / 9pm ET. Below is a Prime Day deal sneak peek.

    • Save 50% on Amazon Echo, only $89.99
    • Save $15 on Echo Dot, only $34.99
    • Save $30 on Kindle Paperwhite, only $89.99
    • Save $40 on Fire HD 8 Kids Edition, only $89.99
    • Fire 7, our best-selling tablet, only $29.99
    • Prime members who haven’t yet tried Amazon Music Unlimited can add four months of the full catalog streaming service for just $0.99 when buying Echo devices, Fire TV streaming media players or Fire tablets
    • Save $75 on Echo Show and Arlo Security Camera bundle
    • Save 30% on Echo Dot and TP-Link Smart Plug bundle
    • Save $50 on August Smart Lock
    • Echo Dot and Sony XB10 bundle, under $70
    • Save big on Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones
    • Save 45% on Libratone One Click portable Bluetooth speakers
    • Save up to 50% on select video games, consoles and accessories
    • Save up to 40% on PC gaming laptops, desktops and accessories
    • Save 30% on RepRap Guru 3D Printer
    • Save 50% on two-pack of Tile Slim Phone Finders
    • Save big on Game of Thrones: The Complete Seasons 1-6 + Digital HD [Blu-ray]
    • Save 40-50% on Prime Exclusive clothing, handbags and more
    • Save 30% on select clothing, shoes and more for men, women, kids and baby
    • Save big on diamond stud earrings – 1 carat diamond stud earrings for 499.99 or ½ carat diamond stud earrings for $239.99
    • Save up to 70% on select Samsonite two-piece spinner sets
    • Save up to 40% on select furniture, mattresses and rugs
    • Save 20% on nursery essentials
    • Save $100 on the Bissell Multi Reach Cordless Stick Vacuum
    • Save up to 40% on Radio Flyer, Crayola, K'NEX and more
    • Save up to 30% on select Under Armour training gear
    • Save 30% on select adidas apparel
    • Save up to 50% on select Callaway Golf products
    • Skywalker Trampolines Jump N' Dunk Trampoline with safety enclosure and basketball hoop, 8-Feet, only $119.99
    • Save 30% on the Sportstuff 1030 Adventure Stand Up Paddleboard with accessories
    • Save 25% or more on AmazonBasics – from office products to outdoor gear
    • Get 20% back on thousands of items with an Amazon Prime credit card including select Disney Pixar Cars toys, select Thule jogging strollers and luggage, and select Yamaha musical instruments
    • Save up to 50% on grocery items by Amazon, including Wickedly Prime and Happy Belly products
    • Save 40% off your first six months of Audible membership, and enjoy the world’s largest library of audiobooks plus original audio programming (just $8.95/mo for 6 months)
    TV Deals

    Starting at 6pm PT / 9pm ET members can visit www.amazon.com/primedaytvdeals to shop top TV deals. TV deals will run at various times throughout the 30-hour shopping period. Select TV deals include:

    • Newly released Element 55-inch 4K Ultra HD smart LED TV – Amazon Fire TV Edition, only $399.99
    • 25% off select TCL smart TVs, starting at $119.99 for a 28-inch
    • 32-inch 720p TCL TV, only $99.99
    • 40-inch 1080p TCL TV, only $199.99
    • 55-inch premium brand 4K smart LED TV, only $599.99
    • Get 15% back on select Samsung TVs, audio and more on Prime Day with an Amazon Prime credit card
    Deals from Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs on Amazon

    Thousands of small businesses and entrepreneurs on Amazon from around the world are participating in Prime Day by offering products at the lowest prices of the year. In fact, more than 40 percent of all Lightning Deals will come from small businesses and entrepreneurs this year. Some of these deals include:

    • Save more than 30% on Furbo Dog Camera with Interactive Treat Tossing, HD Wi-Fi Cam and 2-Way Audio
    • Save 20% on Jackery Bolt 10050 External Battery Pack
    • Save 25% on Salt and Pepper Grinder Set from Willow & Everett
    • Save 20% on 6-Pack of Assorted Natural Chewing Gum from Simply Gum
    • Save 35% on Mo+M Designer Cotton Baby Carrier from Mother’s on the Move
    • Save 20% on 12-month Banner Cutout from Handmade Artisan Confetti Momma
    • Save 20% off handmade from Kahili Creations
     
  2. Omar's Wacky Neighbor

    Omar's Wacky Neighbor Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Also offering 20% off select items in the Warehouse, but once again, when you click on the banner for the list of items that include that extra discount, it's a total crap shoot if the item you click on actually gets the discount.

    EDIT: qualifying items do show a "Prime Savings 20% off at checkout" tag in your cart and on the final checkout page.
     
    #2 Omar's Wacky Neighbor, Jul 10, 2017
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  3. Papelbon's Poutine

    Papelbon's Poutine Homeland Security SoSH Member

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    Do you guys have a link to these deals? Would like to share with some non members.
     
  4. caminante11

    caminante11 Member SoSH Member

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    So if I need to buy something from Amazon, I should wait until 9 pm tonight and it might be cheaper?
     
  5. Omar's Wacky Neighbor

    Omar's Wacky Neighbor Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    No real answer for that. It's a crap shoot. And 9pm isnt some magic MLB trade deadline: item could show up on sale any time tomorrow.

    Potential work around if you order right now: opt for slowest shipping. It can give you more time to cancel, if you find it cheaper.
     
  6. Obscure Name

    Obscure Name Member SoSH Member

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    Or if you have Prime just order away and return it if it gets cheaper.
     
  7. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    Can you bundle a prime membership with the order and the get the prime price? (if you don't have Prime now)
     
  8. Papelbon's Poutine

    Papelbon's Poutine Homeland Security SoSH Member

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    You can sign up for a free 30 day trial ahead of the start time.
     
  9. Omar's Wacky Neighbor

    Omar's Wacky Neighbor Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    May just be my imagination, but there appear to be more Warehouse items now that qualify for the additional 20% off. Just snagged a Greenworks handheld snowthrower with 40v/4a battery for ~$100. The battery alone costs that.
     
  10. Ed Hillel

    Ed Hillel Wants to be startin somethin Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Mother...I went TV shopping for the first time in 5 years and dropped some coun on a 75 inch TV and just now find out about this. If something tasty enough shows up, I will be getting a refund at Best Buy...
     
  11. jayhoz

    jayhoz Ronald Bartel Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    As is usually the case with Amazon they are mostly pushing off brand junk. I'm sure your Best Buy purchase is light years ahead of any of the Prime TVs.
     
  12. MikeM

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    Kinda was hoping to snag a Nvidia Shield, FireTV, and a 46 or so inch TV out of this. On top of some various other small items I've been putting off.

    $20 off on the Shield and no TV deal catching my eye isn't exactly selling me though.
     
  13. AlNipper49

    AlNipper49 Huge Member Dope

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    Friendly reminder to use the SoSH affiliate link :)

    (I just bought two boxes of groceries, trying out some of the Wickedly Prime stuff)
     
  14. jercra

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    Had the Amazon 55" 4K TV in my cart and that shit sold out before I could hit buy. I know it's not a great TV but it's for my office so I can watch Sox games in 4K when DTV records them and so I can move my existing office TV to my guest BR. What a bummer that they sold out so fast.

    Edit: If you don't want to use the SoSH link for some reason, at least make sure you use smile.amazon.com instead of www.amazon.com. You can donate a portion of most sales to just about any charity you want without it costing you anything.
     
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  15. Papelbon's Poutine

    Papelbon's Poutine Homeland Security SoSH Member

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    Snagged an Echo for $80, an Echo Dot for $35, a Fitbit Flex 2 for $60 (gift for the gf), a Roku Premiere + for $80 and 3 10kmAh power banks for $10 each (two headed to friends I threw in for that don't have Prime). Then a bunch of little stuff like lightning cables, HDMIs and one of those iPhone tags so dad can find his keys.

    All in all, not bad as far as I consider. If I had caught the rumored deal upthread of a 'premium brand 55'' 4K TV' for $600 I likely would have pulled the trigger on that, but either they went quick (maybe the one jercra is referencing, but it said premium brand) or it's not out yet.

    I'll keep an eye on it tomorrow, but I probably shouldn't spend anymore money on shit I don't need.
     
  16. Omar's Wacky Neighbor

    Omar's Wacky Neighbor Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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  17. kenneycb

    kenneycb Hates Goose Island Beer; Loves Backdoor Play SoSH Member

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    If you're looking for something similar, but slightly more expensive, I just picked up this Samsung from Best Buy for $530 including tax. Certainly a more trustworthy brand than TCL and all the reviews I read are that it's a steal at about $300 off.

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung...-4k-ultra-hd-tv-black/5217300.p?skuId=5217300
     
  18. gingerbreadmann

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    I went to BB last November looking for a cheap 32" TV and ended up scoring one of these for $300 because they wanted to unload inventory before Black Friday. It's totally legit, by far the best TV I've ever owned. Would have happily paid twice what I did.
     
  19. jercra

    jercra Member SoSH Member

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    Thanks. I wasn't really looking, but a 55" TV for $399 was too good to pass up.
     
  20. tims4wins

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    Got the Sony 55" for $499 plus tax. Had a $500 gift card from work that I cashed in. So it cost me $37.50 out of pocket. WOOT!
     
  21. Tim Naehrings Girl

    Tim Naehrings Girl Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I got the Instant Pot for $89.99 which is a great deal. I have friends who have raved about it so I am really excited.
     
  22. sketz

    sketz Bad Santa Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    2 hard drives, echo, roomba & a couple other impulse buys (going to get the instant pot after reading TNG's post). Total Amazon Whore here - love that site.
     
  23. Bongorific

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    It's pretty sweet. I bought the wife one for Mother's Day because I wanted one. It a little intimidating at first but once you get a handle for the different features it's great.
     
  24. Soxy Brown

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    I can't help but feel that this is basically an overhyped garage sale. I don't think I've ever bought anything during Prime Day.

    There's an ocean of useless junk that you need to sort through in order to find the deals actually worth considering. Granted, the internet does a good job of doing the sifting for you. But like 99% of the stuff on sale is total garbage.

    Maybe it's because all of the actual deals are on items I already own, or on things I have no need for, but I feel like Prime Day is always a big let down. On Black Friday I can almost always find SOMETHING worth buying. Prime Day has always been a disappointment for me.
     
  25. k-factory

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  26. canderson

    canderson Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Prime Day is Amazon clearing out the basement.
     
  27. Papelbon's Poutine

    Papelbon's Poutine Homeland Security SoSH Member

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    Funny, I feel the same about Black Friday, but that's probably because most of the big ticket deals have like five per store and you have to fight the crowds at two AM if you want any shot. I've never really done Cyber Monday so I'm not sure how it compares to that, but I feel while there's certainly a bunch of crap on Prime Day, there's also more quality stuff than the few BFs I've ever gone to, which I feel most kind of market it....predatorily? That's not the right word, but my point is they throw up the big deals they have a few of to get you in the store so you buy other crap that - yes them too - are trying to get off inventory.

    Thing I like about Prime Day is to be able to get small crap for cheap - like a $60 power bank for $10 or a pack of 10 lightning cables for $15 - or to jump on Amazon products themselves. If I had gotten nothing but an Echo for 50% off, with pretty much unlimited supply, I'd have been happy. I was able to add a lot of little things, some medium things like sheets for $25 that usually are $125, and then some electronics at good discounts. Some friends looking for different targets got some great deals on stuff with no issue. From the comfort of my couch with free delivery.

    Your point stands though, there's a ton of crap that will likely end up at a Five Below or Dollar Store by next week, but I think they do a good job of giving you a heads up on the good stuff and when it's coming open. And we likely have different goals on it. I don't look at it for a tv or stuff like that. If it had been there I likely would have grabbed one, but tvs are cheap now unless you're looking for super high and it would have just been justifying it to myself. Shit, I was in BJs today and saw a 60" LG 4K 2160p for $599. It wasn't even on sale.
     
  28. soxhop411

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    You are right

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    (Thats 0.004959349593%)
     
  29. Papelbon's Poutine

    Papelbon's Poutine Homeland Security SoSH Member

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    What's the parameters of a good deal and also the comparison to other such 'big days'?
     
  30. Soxy Brown

    Soxy Brown Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    When I say Black Friday I am 100% talking online. I don't do any in-person shopping that day. Fuck. That.
     
  31. soxhop411

    soxhop411 Member SoSH Member

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    Its an improvement from last years Prime day

    The Wirecutter‏Verified account @wirecutter 5h5 hours ago
    The Wirecutter Retweeted The Wirecutter

    To compare: By the end of last year's Prime Day, @WirecutterDeals had scanned 7,950 deals and found 64 good deals on our picks.


    I believe its a mix of Price (has it been this low before (or lower), have they reviewed it (and if so how did it fair) and bang for your buck....

    Wirecutter is in essence a consumer reports type site... They review a large variety of products (speakers/printers/routers etc) and tell you which are worth your purchase (both for a frugal purchaser and if you want on the high end side)
     
  32. Papelbon's Poutine

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    Yes, I'm aware of Wirecutter, i'm asking what their parameters are to qualify something as a good deal and also how Prime Day compares to BF or Cyber Monday. Genuinely wondering as their parameters for a good deal might be very different than mine (and also wondering if I should be paying more attention on those other days).

    To use an example, I bought a ten pack of lightning cables for $15. Now, I know that even though they are 'Apple approved' or whatever, they will likely not last all that long, the contacts will wear and I'll be lucky to get six months out of them. But I also know that I'll probably lose a couple, get one stolen at work, etc, so they - to me - are somewhat disposable at $1.50 a piece with free shipping. I consider that a good deal, Wirecutter I'm sure does not.

    Conversely, it's almost like shopping at BJs that you need to know your stuff a bit. I saw an item on a Prime Day deal for the same price I bought it on Amazon two weeks ago; just like when I go to BJs the 30 pack of Charmin (or whatever) might not be as great a deal as you think ours getting if you don't pay attention at the supermarket when you buy a six roll pack.

    I find it tough to think the average consumer would find less than 1% a good deal anymore than they would the average BF if they weighed the volume of everything offered by every store. It's just without any context, their graphic doesn't mean a whole lot to me and I'd wager the % is even lower for BF given the inventory numbers of the big ticket items in comparison. But, I would love to know if I'm wrong and should start paying attention more to the other big days.
     
  33. Papelbon's Poutine

    Papelbon's Poutine Homeland Security SoSH Member

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    I did the in person thing once about eight years ago, at a Michaels to get friggin Thomas the Train shit for my nephew. Fuck. That. Indeed.

    But maybe I don't pay attention to start times, I haven't found the online BF deals to be any more well stocked than the in person ones and know from my BiL firsthand that stores like Walmart intentionally put up 'sale' signs because they know people will Coke trying to get the big ticket items and end up buying other crap at the usual price to justify the process. After the mass stampedes a few years ago, they started issuing tickets to those in line for certain items, but they count on most people not knowing that. All of these days are about unloading inventory and getting impulse buys, it's just a matter of taste in the end.
     
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  34. AlNipper49

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  35. jayhoz

    jayhoz Ronald Bartel Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Totally agree. A pile of off brand shit that isn't worth the deal price.
     
  36. Omar's Wacky Neighbor

    Omar's Wacky Neighbor Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Did they factor in any pricing mistakes/glitches, like double dipping (stacking) thru Alexa and Lightning deals? There were a number of those yesterday. Or low profile, low $ deals that involved a coupon code (that most folks were unlikely to find unless someone pointed them out)?

    I just assume they're going for the mass marketed DotD and Lightning deals.
     
  37. jercra

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    Whatever you think of the deals, it accomplished basically everything Amazon could have hoped. Highlights from this CNBC article:
    • Sales this year surpassing its 2016 Black Friday and Cyber Monday results
    • Sales grew by more than 60 percent from the same 30-hour window in 2016
    • A "record number" of Prime members shopping (p more than 50 percent from last)
    • Amazon said more new members joined Prime on July 11 than on any single day in the company's history
    • The company said Prime members' most popular purchase this year was the Echo Dot
    Seriously, that's every single goal they could have hoped to achieve. They increased Prime memberships and increased their dominance in the home assistant sector, both of which increase sales of other Amazon products and products on Amazon. You have to hand it to them, it's an incredibly successful garage sale.
     
  38. saintnick912

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    There was a pretty solid effect outside of the advertised deals. I have an FBA store and we were 4-5x our usual daily sales the two days that it spanned despite us not changing anything to participate.
     
  39. mt8thsw9th

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    Is this the same one or a different model?

     
  40. Omar's Wacky Neighbor

    Omar's Wacky Neighbor Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Different, Prime Day had the Duo80 (IIRC Duo is step up from Lux?):



    And since we're on the subject of small kitchen appliances:

    HomeDepot.com has the Kalorik 3.2L air fryer for $59.99, which IIRC was the same price on BF or CM 2016, and they supposedly flew out the door. From what I read back then, Philips is the Cadillac of air fryers, with Kalorik being #2 at a MUCH lower price:

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/KALORIK-3-2-Qt-Manual-Air-Fryer-FT-42139-BKDL/207099583
     
    #40 Omar's Wacky Neighbor, Jul 15, 2017 at 1:23 PM
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  41. LoweTek

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    I got a hardcover of Springsteen's book for $9. I was happy.
     

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