Amazon Prime Day Hasn’t Lived Up To Its Hype

Amazon turn 20 years old today on 7/15/2015. To celebrate its birthday, the company is hosting Prime Day, an online sales event that Amazon claims will surpass Black Friday in the volume of e-commerce on the site. The company is rolling out scores of deep deals all day, and they will be rolled out gradually. If you see something you like, buy it, because they will go fast.

Amazon Prime Day

There’s a catch: It’s for Amazon Prime members only. The event could be seen as simply a marketing scheme to drive sales activity and to boost Amazon Prime memberships (which cost $99 a year), but you can’t deny that there’s some great stuff on sale for cheap.

If you’re a Prime member, there are some important details to know. Prime day starts at the stroke of midnight (Pacific Time) on July 15, but you don’t have to hop online at the wee hours to score the good deals. New sales begin throughout the day, as often as every 10 minutes.

If you’re not a Prime member, you can just sign up for a free trial. Just remember to cancel the membership within 30 days to avoid being charged a membership fee, or keep it if you see the value in it.

The best way to keep track is on Amazon’s Prime Day landing page. There, you can see the deals that are currently active, which ones are coming up (along with a countdown timer to when they launch), and which deals you’ve missed. The company will also be tweeting furiously so make sure to follow them and me to keep up with the deals.

If you have a Discover It card you can get 5% back on up to $1500 Amazon purchases this quarter. If you’re enrolled in Double Cash Back then it gets better.

Here’s a few deals and we’ll add more as they are announced. Prime Day sure didn;t live up to its hype so far.

Let us know if you see anything else worthwhile!

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