Amazon Prime Day, originally scheduled for July but postponed due to the pandemic, is turning into one of the biggest shopping events of the year.
In fact, even I had to indulge in the 48-hour extravaganza before it ends at 3 a.m. on Thursday.
Unsurprisingly, Amazon devices like the Ring Video Doorbell and the Echo Show are offering 45% off Fire tablets and a 32-inch Smart HD Fire TV from Toshiba at more than 30% off $ 119.99 is among the most discounted.
I ended up buying a Kindle Paperwhite for my 10 year old son who became an avid reader during the coronavirus outbreak. The latest e-reader is priced at $ 79.99, which is a $ 50 savings from the usual price.
The Echo Dot, which is down 60% to $ 18.99, is also a no-brainer for Christmas gifts.
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However, some of the best bargains aren't unique to Amazon.
Target holds its own sales event – Target Deal Days – over the same two-day period. The ever-popular Instant Pot retails for $ 199.99, a $ 60 savings off the retail price of an eight-liter stove, and Beats' wireless noise-canceling headphones are reduced to $ 199 (i would buy these if I don't already have them).
Walmart is also offering Black Friday-like savings during its "Big Save Event," which runs through October 15th. Deals include $ 50 off a Pioneer Woman 6L Instant Pot and 55-inch JVC 4K HDR Roku Smart TV for $ 248.
Best Buy even posted some Black Friday prices for televisions and high-end home theater equipment.
Surprisingly, I found some of the best vacuum cleaner deals including iRobots Roomba and a cordless Dyson. I got the Dyson V10 Animal Pro for just $ 399, $ 100 less than it sells on Amazon.
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