(Pocket-lint) - Amazon Prime Day took place in July 2022, but Amazon is hosting a second Prime sales event, called the Amazon Prime Early Access Sales. The sales event starts on 11 October and last for 48 hours, ending on 12 October. Many are calling it Prime Day 2 - and many of the deals we saw in the summer have been repeated.
Amazon says that this is a great time to get your shopping started, falling some 6-weeks before Black Friday.
Prime Day sales are a great opportunity to pick up a bargain on a range of products sold by Amazon - especially Amazon's own devices.
This is our UK-specific page - check out our Amazon US Prime Day deals if you're in the States.
The best deals for Amazon Prime Early Access Sale
Some of the best Amazon Prime Early Access deals are on Amazon's best sellers. The links below take you directly to those hot devices:
- Ring: Save up to 37% on Video Doorbell
- Fire tablets: 56% discount
- Echo Dot (4th gen): 60% off, down to £19.99
- Phones: £300 saving on OnePlus, Xiaomi
- Echo Show 5 (2nd gen): £40 off now £34.99
- Laptops: Up to £589 price cut on Microsoft, ASUS, Lenovo
- Apple: Get £148 off iPhone, Watch, Macs
- TV: £300 off Samsung, Philip
- Tablets: £200 price cut on Samsung, Lenovo, Huawei
- Fire TV stick 4K: Get 40% saving at £29.99
- Kindle: Up to a 27% saving
- Fitbit: Discounted by 62%
- Garmin: Reduced by up to £280
- eero: Up to £252 off
- Echo Dot (3rd gen): 58% off, now £16.99
- Fire TV stick: £24.99 with 38% saving
- Blink: Up to 45% off
Amazon devices: Echo, eero and more
iPad and Fire tablets
We will update with details of all the decent tablet deals as they go live.
Watches: Apple, Garmin, Fitbit and more
Headphones and AirPods
Phones: Samsung, Pixel and more
Cameras and doorbells: Arlo, Ring, Blink, and more
Streaming: Fire TV Sticks, Roku and more
Laptops and Chromebooks: Lenovo, HP and more
This is where you'll find the speakers worth considering in the sales.
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Do I need to be a Prime member to get Amazon Prime deals?
Yes - to get Amazon Prime deals you need to be a Prime member. If you're not, it's high time you signed up for Prime membership. There's a 30-day trial, so it's a great time to test out the service.
When is Amazon Prime Day 2?
Prime Day 2 has been confirmed by Amazon - although it's actually called the Amazon Prime Early Access Sales - and it will be running from 11-12 October. It will be a 48-hour event.
However, there will be discounts starting earlier, with sales running on some products from 26 September.
The first Amazon Prime Day took place in 2015 and it's grown massively ever since.
Prime Day, as the name suggests, was previously centred around a 24-hour period, but 2019 was the first 48-hour Prime Day. Prime Day 2022 was 12-13 July, Prime Day 2021 was 21-22 June, in 2020 it was in October - shifted because of the pandemic. In 2018 Amazon Prime Day deals took place for 36 hours across 16-17 July. In July 2017 it was 10-11 July.
Amazon Prime Day 2 tips and tricks
Don't miss an Amazon Prime Day 2 deal
Get the dedicated Amazon shopping app on your mobile and turn on notifications. Within the notifications settings you can turn on "Watched" and "Waitlisted Deals" so you don't miss it.
Save even more money on your Amazon Prime Day 2 deal
Get £1 back by opting for No-Rush Delivery if you don't need your new bargain straight away.
Make a list to get the best deals
Rather than going in with a scattergun approach, make a list before you go onto Amazon and be targeted about the products you want. It might be in July, but Amazon Prime Day is a perfect chance to do your Christmas shopping on the cheap.
It's a big day for deals on any Amazon Prime Day. Hitwise data reveals that the volume of Prime Day web searches in 2018 were up 57 per cent compared to the previous year and on the day of Prime Day's official announcement, searches unsurprisingly increased 162 per cent.
Amazon's own devices are the most popular products on Prime Day. In 2018, Echo Dot and Kindle were the most viewed product pages in the days leading up to the announcement of the sale.
Tips from Uswitch.com's tech and deals expert Catherine Hiley
1. Plan ahead
Amazon Prime Day 2 is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of big discounts on Amazon’s flagship technology, including its streaming sticks, Echo and Kindle devices. If you’ve been looking to get your hands on this tech, now could be your chance.
2. Know your budget
Set yourself a spending limit. Impulse-buying without strict spending rules will likely result in purchasing items you don’t need, ending up with a pile of items you don't want.
3. Time to subscribe to Amazon Prime
In the run-up to Amazon Prime Day 2, be on the lookout for discounts on Amazon Prime memberships. Deals are often launched in the run-up to get people subscribed before the event starts.
4. Know your rights
The Consumer Rights Act says goods should be of satisfactory quality, fit to do the job intended, and last a reasonable length of time. This right is limited to 30 days from the date you buy your product. If you’re unhappy with the item, it’s worth knowing what the return policy is in advance.
5. Do your research
The bottom line is to always check the reviews, as it’s easy to be swayed by clever advertising. If you’re planning to purchase more expensive items, such as smartphones or laptops, look for deals on comparison sites.
If you ask an Alexa-enabled device, such as an Echo or Echo Dot, "Alexa, what are your deals?", you get access to Prime Day deals hours earlier as well as access to exclusive bargains.
To order something, say, "Alexa, what are your deals" followed by "Alexa, add [the item] to my cart. " Alexa will confirm this, but if you want, you can set up a 4-digit voice shopping pin with the Alexa app to prevent unintended purchases.
Watch out for Lightning deals
Lightning Deals are limited in duration and sometimes end in minutes. To stay on top of everything, use Amazon's app, where you can view many deals 24 hours in advance and sign up for alerts.
Try Amazon Assistant
Amazon Assistant is a browser plugin for Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari, and Edge. It's free and easy to install. With it, you can watch for product comparisons that save time and money, access shortcuts to popular Amazon hubs right in your browser, and get notified when deals that you're watching go live with notifications. It also lets you get information about orders and deliveries. Get Amazon Assistant for your browser
If you want to check a deal's price against what Amazon has charged in the past, try CamelCamelCamel. It's a free price tracker that monitors millions of products and alerts you when prices drop so that you can decide if and when to buy.
Quick links to retailer sites
Below are quick links straight to deals pages plus other links to the deals at top retailers. Other shops usually discount around Prime Day, too.