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(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.

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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:

What deals are you looking for?
Amazon devices: Echo, eero Watches: Apple, Garmin, Fitbit
iPad and Fire tablets Laptops and Chromebooks
Headphones and AirPods Speaker deals
Robot vacuum cleaners Television deals
Cameras and Doorbells Streaming: Fire TV Sticks, Roku

Amazon devices: Echo, eero and more

Echo Dot (3rd gen) - now only £16.99!
Echo Dot (4 gen) - now only £19.99
All Echo Shows discounted - save up to 50%
Eero deals - save up to 45%

iPad and Fire tablets

We will update with details of all the decent tablet deals as they go live.

Kindle Paperwhite - save 27%
Fire tablets discounts - save up to £70

Watches: Apple, Garmin, Fitbit and more

Apple Watch Series 7 - save £30
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic - save £190
Garmin Forerunner 245 - save over £110
Garmin Fenix 6 Solar - save £270
Fitbit Inspire 2 - save £52
Fitbit Charge 5 - save £70

Headphones and AirPods

Bose NC 700 - save £169
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds - save £110
Sony WH-1000XM5 - save £80
Apple AirPods Pro (1st Gen) - save £50

Phones: Samsung, Pixel and more

OnePlus 10 Pro 5G - save £150
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 - save £450
iPhone 13 Pro - save £70
Pixel 6 Pro with Buds A-Series - save £233.99

Cameras and doorbells: Arlo, Ring, Blink, and more

Ring Video Doorbell - save £30
Blink Outdoor - save £40
DJI Action 2 Power Combo - just £229
Sony ZV-E10 Body Only - just £549

Streaming: Fire TV Sticks, Roku and more

Fire TV Stick devices - save up to 40%
Chromecast with Google TV - save £25

Laptops and Chromebooks: Lenovo, HP and more

Asus CX1500CNA 15.6-inch Chromebook - save 47%
Acer Chromebook 314 - save £100

Speaker deals

This is where you'll find the speakers worth considering in the sales.

Marshall Stanmore II - save £120

Robot vacuum cleaners

Prime sales are a great time to clean up on vacuum cleaner deals.

Dashlane can keep your employees' passwords safe

Televisions

    Here are our pick of the best TV deals.

    Sony X90J (XR555X90J, 2021) - save £400
    Samsung Q65B (QE75Q65B, 2022) - save £300
    Samsung BU8000 (UE75BU8000, 2022) - save £100
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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. 

    Amazon Alexa

    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

    Try CamelCamelCamel

    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. 

    Writing by Chris Hall. Editing by Luke Baker.