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Updated: Amazon Prime Day 2016 was the ‘biggest day in the history of Amazon’

Amazon Prime Day 2016: statsAmazon Prime Day 2016 was the 'biggest day in the history of Amazon,' so you can be pretty sure it'll now return every year until the end of time. On 'deal day' this year, Amazon says it shipped 60% more products worldwide compared to Prime Day 2015, with a 50% boost in its home territory of the US. Meanwhile, Similar Web in the UK reported that traffic to the Amazon website itself was up 36%, with other UK retailers enjoying a traffic boost of around 22% despite making very little effort. So what did everyone buy on Prime Day this year? Amazon says it sold 90,000 TVs and hundreds of thousands of Kindle Paperwhite e-readers. In the US, Amazon shoppers bought 18,048 pairs of headphones in the first three hours of Prime Day alone, but it wasn't just US shoppers that went Prime Day mad. In Italy, Prime members ordered enough Caffe Vergnano coffee capsules to caffeinate a married couple twice a day for 27 years - much cheaper than marriage counselling. French and Belgium shoppers bought so many games consoles in the afternoon you could stack them on top of each other to make a tower taller than l'Obélisque de la Concorde, while German bargain hunters bought more than 160,000 toys, board games and stuffed animals. French and German consumers clearly have their priorities nicely straightened out. In the UK, customers bought more than 600 Trunki suitcases before breakfast, perhaps because they're planning to leave the country, while the Philips Hue sale was also stunningly successful - enough smart bulbs were snapped up to illuminate the Royal Albert Hall with new lights every night for four and a half years. A Song of Ice and Fire tabletsOne of the most popular Amazon Prime Day items worldwide was George R.R. Martin's seven-book A Song of Ice and Fire boxset - Amazon says that by lunchtime on Prime Day it had already sold enough of them to outweigh more than 10 Narwals. The irony there being that even compared to 10 horned whales, the Game of Thrones books still contain more bloat. Amazon's own Fire TV Stick, Fire tablet and Kindle Paperwhite were three of the other big hits on a global scale, while Spain went particularly mad for the Lenovo Z50-75 laptop. In total, Prime members worldwide bought 215,000 pressure cookers, 200,000 pairs of headphones, 24,000 hamocks, 23,000 Roombas and 14,000 Lenovo laptops. Orders from Amazon's shopping app doubled compared to Prime Day last year, with over a million people using the app for the first time. "Prime itself is the best deal in the history of shopping, and Prime Day was created as a special benefit exclusively for our Prime members," said Greg Greeley, a man who is paid money to promote Prime. "We want to thank our tens of millions of members around the world for making this the biggest day in the history of Amazon. We hope you had as much fun as we did. After yesterday's results, we'll definitely be doing this again." We'd like to say thanks to everyone who visited TechRadar on Prime Day this year - our traffic was mega so we'll be back again next year to point you to all the best deals. Next year the second Tuesday in July falls one day sooner, so you can put your money on Amazon Prime Day 2017 taking place on July 11th. You heard it here first. Prime Day may be over but we don't need to wait for Black Friday to bring you more great deals. We check for the best deals every day on a huge array of products. Take a look at these links to stay informed on the best deals, offers and bargains out there.Deals on TechRadarTechradar Deals homepageFollow @TRDeals on TwitterBest mobile phone dealsBest cheap TV dealsBest laptop dealsBest PS4 dealsBest Xbox One dealsAmazon Prime Day 2016: deals The best Amazon Prime Day deals this year in the US:Apple Watch: Apple Watch Sport deals have sold out during today's Prime Day, so it's back to starting at $249, but Amazon still has a lot of accessories for the iPhone smartwatch. 4K Ultra HD deal: Samsung UN55KU6600 Curved 55-Inch 4K Smart LED TV. Here's the 2016 model of one of Samsung's best televisions, now $649.99, was $1,247.99. Amazon Echo: Echo Bluetooth Speaker with Alexa. This is the cheapest you'll find Amazon's futuristic gadget. It gives your home a smart speaker with AI controls and 360 omni-directional audio. Say "Hey Alexa" commands for a whole lot less. It was $179, now $129. Amazon Fire 4K: Amazon Fire TV Streaming Media Player with 4K Ultra HD. Get the Ultra HD-capable version of Amazon's excellent media streamer for just $69, down from $99. Fire TV Stick: Amazon Fire TV Stick. Streaming on a budget just got a whole lot cheaper thanks to this Amazon Prime Day deal that's cheaper than Chromecast, now $24.99, was $39.99. Apparel: 60% Off Athletic Shoes Android devices: Nexus 6P and Huawei watch are a classy couple and Amazon Prime Day is offering a discount on both of up to 25% or more off the list price. Kindle: Kindle Paperwhite. Reading is about to make you smarter, so don't pay top dollar for an e-reader when you can get it for $89, down from $119. Kindle: Amazon Fire tablet 7" gives you an entry level tablet for a low price, which is good news because you won't find Amazon Prime Day iPad deals anywhere. It's now $33.33, was $49.99. Memory Cards: Sandisk memory products. You can never have too many memory cards for your camera, phone or gaming device, and now is the time to get them at up 40% off. GoPro: GoPro 4 Sessions bundle: Capture everything in your line of sight without spending too much money thanks to this GoPro Amazon Prime Day deal. Xbox One bundle: Xbox One Console, 2 Games and 2 Controllers make the perfect pairing today. It's the starter kit for for anyone who wants a real videogame as soon as they tire of Pokemon Go. It starts at $279, was $408. iRobot Vacuum: iRobot Roomba 614 Vacuum Cleaning Robot. You don't need to vacuum your floor because you live in the future and Amazon Prime Day is giving you a nice discount from the original $379. Fast & Furious: Fast & Furious 1-7 Collection. Can you ever have enough of Vin Diesel? The answer is most certainly no, and Amazon agrees with 65% discount on all seven movies. Polaroid Printer: Polaroid ZIP mobile printers. Your printer is too big, and this one isn't. Save space and save money, while also saving your memories in print form, was 44% off from the original $129.95. Toys: 50% off Nerf, Barbie, Fisher-Price and more Video game: Doom. Blast demons in half after taking half off the original price of the popular video game first-person shooter series. It's up to 50% off.Amazon Prime Day US: PS4 and Xbox One dealsThere are some pretty good Xbox One and PS4 deals on offer here. They're not what you'd call barnstorming offers but they're better than any deals yesterday and for that reason alone it's probably wise to pounce on one of these deals now if you like the look of one. Prices will return to normal tomorrow.Xbox One: Xbox One 500GB Console - Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle. Enter the future of video games while going back in time to relive one of the best shooters from Epic, now $259.99, was $299.99. Xbox One bundle: Xbox One 500GB Console - Name Your Game Bundle with a bunch of free games, a special edition controller and a $50 Amazon gift card, now $279, was $455.22. Xbox One Game: Titanfall 2 - Vanguard Collector's Edition The Titanfall sequel doesn't come out until October, but you can snag the collector's edition for $50 off today. Wii U: Nintendo Wii U Super Mario Maker console bundle gets you a brand new console and a popular DIY Mario game. Discount starts at 7:00am Pacific. Nvidia Shield: Nvidia Shield Pro + 2nd controller. Gaming and multimedia streaming in one, easy-to-use device costs less with an Amazon Prime Day price that's now $249, was $359. PS4: All PS4 games, controllers and accessories on sale today. Xbox One: All Xbox One console bundles games, controllers and accessories today.Amazon Prime Day US: TV and Home Entertainment dealsThere are some great deals on home entertainment products here. The Amazon Fire deals themselves are brilliant - if you're after a TV streamer to turn your old TV into a Netflix-streaming mega TV, the top two deals here are for you. Or if you're after a cheap TV or a projector, there are some super deals too. We'll be checking other sites throughout the day - not just Amazon - so we'll update with all of the best deals we can find.4K Ultra HD deal: Samsung UN55KU6600 Curved 55-Inch 4K Smart LED TV. Here's the 2016 model of one of Samsung's best televisions, now $649.99, was $1,247.99. 4K Ultra HD deal: Samsung U28E590D 28-Inch UHD LED-Lit Monitor isn't nearly as big, but it has just as many pixels to offer at $399.99, down from $499.99. 4K Ultra HD deal: Hisense 43H7C2 43-Inch 4K Ultra HD. It's the smart 4K TV that's $100 cheaper today and comes with a low-price guarantee. Now $299.99, was $399.99. Projector: ViewSonic PJD7828HDL 1080p Projector gets you a big, full HD picture for under half a grand with an Amazon Prime Day price of $477.58, was $599.99. Fire TV with Antenna: Amazon Fire TV and HD Antenna bundle. Cut the cord properly with this money saving deal that starts with a low price and saves you on a cable bill at $79.99, down from $131.47. HD monitors: All HD computer monitors as low as $59.99Amazon Prime Day US: Laptop and computing dealsIf you're after a cheap laptop, there are a few really enticing offers here. Firstly a Lenovo Chromebook for less than $200 - that's an astonishingly good deal, especially if you just need a cheap laptop for surfing the web and checking emails. There are also a few excellent deals on Windows laptops and a batch of Microsoft Surface Pro deals if you want a laptop/tablet hybrid.Dell laptop: Dell 13-inch Inspiron i7359-2435SLV. Treat yourself to a 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop with a 6th Generation Intel Core i5 CPU, 4GB of RAM and a 500 GB HDD, now $479.99, was $630. MSI gaming laptop: This 17.3-inch MSI GS70 Stealth Pro offers an Intel Core i7 processor, 3GB Nvidia GTX 970M graphics and a 1TB HDD-128GB SSD combo for just $1,399, was $1,799. Chromebook: Asus C200MA Chromebook gets you a 11.6 Inch laptop with an Intel Dual Core chip, 4GB RAM, 16G internal drive for $179.99, was $190. MSI laptop and Gaming Dock: Grab a 13-inch MSI GS30 Shadow with an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive-128GB SSD combo – with the Gaming Dock – for $1,512.34, was $1,899. Lenovo desktop PC: The Lenovo ThinkCentre M700 packs an Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of DDR4 memory, a 128GB SSD and 802.11ac Wi-Fi for only $399, was $539. Gaming mouse: The MadCatz R.A.T. M wireless gaming mouse for PC, Mac and mobile devices cna be had now for just $32.99, was $72.60. Lenovo laptop: 14-inch Lenovo Flex 3 packs a 6th generation Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive behind a 1080p screen for just $649, was $849. SanDisk PC solid-state drive: This SanDisk Ultra II SSD is available with 480GB of storage space for just $124.79, was $212.99 – nearly half off!Amazon Prime Day US: Assorted electronics dealsAside from laptops, games consoles and TVs, Amazon is running a whole range of other tech and gadget related Prime deals today. Here we've listed all of the 'electronics' deals of the day so you can see what's going. We like the look of the Philips Hue deals - particularly if you've already started your smart lighting setup - it's a great chance to flesh out your lighting on the cheap.Apple Watch: Apple Watch Sport goes on sale at 8:00am, and while we don't know the official Amazon Prime Day deal price just yet, it's likely to be the cheapest you can get the iPhone smartwatch today. Philips Hue: Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 Bulb Starter Kit. Turn your home into an neon smart home of the future. Paint your rooms in awesome colors for $149.99 instead of $199.99. Philips Hue White: Philips 455303 Hue White Starter A19 Kit. These bulbs do the same thing, except you can have it in any color - so long as it's white. A great starter kit now $60, was $80. Kindle for Kids: Amazon Fire Kids Edition Tablet, 7" Display. Get your kids a tablet and protect your investment with a bumper-proof, colorful case included, now $69.99, was $99.99. Segway: Segway miniPRO Personal Transporter. These self-balancing scooters don't come cheap, but Amazon Prime day is offering them for $699.00, down from $1,299. Kindle 10: Fire HD 10 Tablet, 10.1" HD Display. You don't have to buy an expensive iPad in order to get a large, 10-inch tablet display. Amazon has one for $149.99, down from $229.99. The best Amazon Prime Day deals in the UK:Below you'll find all of the best Amazon Prime Day deals listed out by product category. But at the top here we're listing what we think are the very best deals you should look at first. Amazon devices: as you might have guessed, many of the best deals are on Amazon's own products including Kindles, Fire tablets and TV sticks. See all Amazon device deals here Amazon Fire TV Stick just £19.99: This is the best selling item on Amazon so far today - the Fire TV Stick Streaming Media Player. The Fire TV stick is an easy way to turn your old TV into a smart TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime Video streaming as well as iPlayer etc - it's down to just £19.99. Amazon Fire tablet: Pick up this awesome little 7-inch tablet and save £15 - get it for just £34.99 until the end of the day Amazon Fire 4K: Amazon Fire TV Streaming Media Player with 4K Ultra HD. Get the Ultra HD-capable version of Amazon's excellent media streamer for just £54.99, down from the usual price of £79.99. TV deals: various cheap TVs on sale on Amazon today - from just £139.99 Sony PS4: Sony PlayStation 4 Console 500 GB Edition with Uncharted 4: A Thief's End - was £299.99, now £239.99 Sony PS4: Pick up the PS4 500GB with LEGO Star Wars game AND the new Star Wars movie on Blu-ray - just £249.99 until the end of the day (ARGOS LINK) Apparel: 40% Off Women's New Look Summer Style Gillete: 50% off Gillette products for all Prime members Baby monitor: Motorola MBP36S Digital Video Monitor - this Motorola baby monitor usually goes for £92 on Amazon but for today only it's just £64.99 Philips Hue: Up to 40% Off Philips Hue Lighting and Accessories Microsoft Surface Pro 4: Microsoft's amazing laptop/tablet hybrid machine is on sale at Amazon - the tablet/screen comes in silver but the keyboard is available in several different colours. And the device in total is discounted to just £749.99. Black | Red | Bright Blue Chromebook: Lenovo N22 11.6-Inch HD Chromebook Laptop (Black) - (Intel Celeron N3060, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB EMMC, Chrome OS). Chromebook's are simple laptops that run Google's Chrome OS instead of Windows. This Lenovo model is down from £159.99 to just £99.99 - definitely the cheapest laptop available on Prime Day. WiFi booster: NETGEAR EX2700-100UKS Mini 300 Mbps WiFi Range Extender (Wi-Fi Booster) - Silver. If the wifi at home is a bit weak, you can boost it by using a range extender. It effectively boosts the signal into the far reaches of your building and this one is down to just £13.99 for today only! Gaming: NVIDIA Shield - was £149.99, now £99.99Amazon deals quick links:KindleHealth and beautyDIY and toolsVideo gamesBabyHome and KitchenElectronicsSports and outdoorDVD and Blu-ray Lightning cables: The lightning cables Apple sells with iPhones, and the USB cables that go out with Android phones and tablets... are flimsy at best. You can currently save 10% on Syncwire's premium cables and chargers using the voucher code 6FNPZCTD. Browse all Syncwire phone accessories Laptop: Lenovo Ideapad 100 15.6-Inch - (Intel Core i5-5200U, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB Storage, Windows 10 Home). This is a strong laptop deal - it's for the more powerful Core i5 version of the Lenovo Ideapad 100 - it's down from £419.99 to £329.99 which is a good discount and probably the best laptop deal in Amazon's Prime Day deals of the day batch. Memory card: SanDisk Ultra Android 128GB MicroSDXC Class 10 Memory Card and SD Adapter up to 80 Mbps. This SD card is down to just £25.99 which is a faily hefty discount - ideal if you need a new memory card for your camera or Android phone. Headphones: B&O PLAY H2 on-ear headphones by Bang & Olufsen - these are good headphones and for today only they're discounted to just £79.00. They typically go for about £150 so it's a great deal if you're looking for some new cans! Jewellery: Up to 65% Off Elegant Diamond Jewellery Watches: Save Up to 65% on Men's & Women's Watches Wine: Save Over 1/3 Across The McGuigans Range Wine: Save Over 1/3 On The Tanqueray Gin Range Canon printer: Canon PIXMA MG2450 All-in-One Printer with Full Set of Inks if you're after a new colour printer and don't want to pay much, this seems like a good deal. It's about a fiver cheaper than usual at £19.99. Xbox: Xbox One 500GB Console with Kinect - 3 Game Value Bundle with Trackmania Turbo - was £313.99, now £229.00 Xbox: Xbox One 500GB Console with Kinect - 3 Game Value Bundle (Kinect Sports Rivals, Zoo Tycoon and Dance Central) - was £349.00, now £219.00 Xbox: Xbox One 500GB Console with Kinect - 3 Game Value Bundle (Kinect Sports Rivals, Zoo Tycoon and Dance Central), Forza Motorsport 6 and Official Xbox One Wireless Controller With 3.5mm Stereo Headset Jack - was £349.01, now £245.00 Xbox: Xbox One 500GB Console with Kinect - 3 Game Value Bundle with Overwatch (standard edition)- was £331.85, now £229.00 Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 (PC/Mac). Excellent deal on Photoshop Elements - get version 14 for just £29.99 which is less than half the normal price. Projector: Epson EB-U04 Portable Home Cinema/Gaming Projector (Full HD, 3LCD, 1080p, 3000 Lumens, 10,000 Hour Lamp Life). Epson is a very good brand and this full HD projector deal is strong - it's over £100 cheaper than it was yesterday, now just £349.99 Xbox One controller: (with 3.5mm jack) - £28.99 at eBay Xbox Live: 12 months Gold membership + £10 credit - £31.49 at AmazonAmazon Prime Day: PS4 and Xbox One dealsThere are some pretty good Xbox One and PS4 deals on offer here. They're not what you'd call barnstorming offers but they're better than any deals yesterday and for that reason alone it's probably wise to pounce on one of these deals now if you like the look of one. Prices will return to normal tomorrow.PS4: Sony PlayStation 4 Console 500 GB Edition with Uncharted 4: A Thief's End - was £299.99, now £249.99 PS4: Sony PlayStation 4 500GB - Black C Chassis Graded (with 12 month warranty) with a Sony PlayStation DualShock 4 - Magma Red - was £322.76, now £229.00 Xbox: Xbox One 500GB Console with Kinect - 3 Game Value Bundle & Guitar Hero Live with Guitar Controller - was £339.00, now £239.00 Xbox: Xbox One 500GB Console with Kinect - 3 Game Value Bundle & Wireless Controller - was £326.00, now £249.00 Xbox: Xbox One 500GB Console with Kinect - 3 Game Value Bundle with Trackmania Turbo - was £313.99, now £229.00 Xbox: Xbox One 500GB Console with Kinect - 3 Game Value Bundle (Kinect Sports Rivals, Zoo Tycoon and Dance Central) - was £349.00, now £219.00 Xbox: Xbox One 500GB Console with Kinect - 3 Game Value Bundle (Kinect Sports Rivals, Zoo Tycoon and Dance Central), Forza Motorsport 6 and Official Xbox One Wireless Controller With 3.5mm Stereo Headset Jack - was £349.01, now £245.00 Xbox: Xbox One 500GB Console with Kinect - 3 Game Value Bundle with Overwatch (standard edition) - was £331.85, now £229.00 Xbox: Xbox One 500GB console with Fallout 4, FIFA 16 and Now TV pass - £240 @ Game Xbox: Xbox One 500GB console with Fallout 4, FIFA 16, Now TV pass and extra controller -£255 @ Game Xbox: 1TB Xbox One console - £200 @ Zavvi Games: Rock Band 4: Band in a Box (comes with game, drums, guitar and mic) - £60 (PS4) at Zavvi / £60 (Xbox One) at Zavvi. Games: Mirrors' Edge: Catalyst - Was £40, Now £29.85 at ShopTo on PS4/XO - Cheaper than Amazon's Lightning Deal! Games: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (PS4) - was £39.85, now £31.99 Gaming: NVIDIA Shield - was £149.99, now £99.99Amazon Prime Day: TV and Home Entertainment dealsThere are some great deals on home entertainment products here. The Amazon Fire deals themselves are brilliant - if you're after a TV streamer to turn your old TV into a Netflix-streaming mega TV, the top two deals here are for you. Or if you're after a cheap TV or a projector, there are some super deals too. We'll be checking other sites throughout the day - not just Amazon - so we'll update with all of the best deals we can find.Amazon Fire: Amazon Fire TV Streaming Media Player Gamers Bundle - was £119.99, now £94.99 Amazon Fire: Amazon Fire TV Streaming Media Player with 4K Ultra HD - was £79.99, now £54.99 Amazon Fire: Fire TV Stick Streaming Media Player with Voice Remote - was £44.99, now £29.99 Cheap TV: Eternity 32-Inch HD Ready 720p LED TV with Built-in JBL Speaker and Freeview HD - was £219.99, now £129.99 Cheap TV: LG 28MT48S 28 inch Smart TV 1080p Full HD with WebOS(2016 Model) - was £199.99, now £139.99 Cheap TV: Eternity 40-Inch Full HD 1080p LED TV with Built-In JBL Speaker and Freeview HD - was £299.99, now £199.99 Cheap TV: Sharp LC-49CFE5001K 49-Inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD LED TV with Freeview HD - was £351.99, now £279.99 Cheap TV: Eternity 22-Inch Full HD 1080p LED TV with Freeview HD and Built-in DVD Player - was £169.99, now £99.99 Projector: Epson EB-U04 Portable Home Cinema/Gaming Projector (Full HD, 3LCD, 1080p, 3000 Lumens, 10,000 Hour Lamp Life) - was £549.99, now £349.99 Projector: Optoma HD141X Full HD 3D 1080p Projector - was £549.99, now £359.99 Projector: ELEPHAS Portable LED projector for home theater cinema - was £199.99, now £54.20 Projector: ELEPHAS Multimedia Portable LED Projector for Home Theater - Black - was £58.99, now £41.05 Projector: Portable LCD Projector - was £119.00, now £43.10 Projector: ELEPHAS Full Color 130" Portable LED Pico Projector - was £59.99, now £44.10 Projector: ELEPHAS Portable LED Projector for Home Theater Cinema Video Games - was £199.99, now £41.05Amazon Prime Day: Laptop and computing dealsIf you're after a cheap laptop, there are a few really enticing offers here. Firstly a Lenovo Chromebook for less than £100 - that's an astonishingly good deal, especially if you just need a cheap laptop for surfing the web and checking emails. There are also a few excellent deals on Windows laptops and a batch of Microsoft Surface Pro deals if you want a laptop/tablet hybrid.Laptop: Lenovo Ideapad 100 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black) - (Intel Core i5-5200U, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB Storage, Windows 10 Home) - was £419.99, now £329.99 Laptop: Lenovo N22 11.6-Inch HD Chromebook Laptop (Black) - (Intel Celeron N3060, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB EMMC, Chrome OS) - was £159.99, now £99.99 PC: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 12.3-Inch Tablet with Pen (Silver) - (Intel Core i5-6300U 2.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, Integrated Graphics, Windows 10 Pro) + Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Type Keyboard- Teal - was £959.94, now £749.99 PC: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 12.3-Inch Tablet with Pen (Silver) - (Intel Core i5-6300U 2.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, Integrated Graphics, Windows 10 Pro) + Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Type Keyboard - Blue - was £959.94, now £749.99 PC: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 12.3-Inch Tablet with Pen (Silver) - (Intel Core i5-6300U 2.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, Integrated Graphics, Windows 10 Pro) + Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Type Keyboard- Black - was £937.99, now £749.99 PC: Microsoft Surface 3 10.8-Inch Tablet (Black/Silver) - (Intel Atom Z8700 1.6 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, Integrated Graphics, Windows 10) + Microsoft Surface 3 Type Cover - Red - was £628.97, now £449.99 PC: Microsoft Surface 3 10.8-Inch Tablet (Black/Silver) - (Intel Atom Z8700 1.6 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, Integrated Graphics, Windows 10) + Microsoft Surface 3 Type Cover - Black - was £644.01, now £449.99 PC: Microsoft Surface 3 10.8-Inch Tablet (Black/Silver) - (Intel Atom Z8700 1.6 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, Integrated Graphics, Windows 10) + Microsoft Surface 3 Type Cover - Black - was £644.17, now £449.99Amazon Prime Day: Assorted electronics dealsAside from laptops, games consoles and TVs, Amazon is running a whole range of other tech and gadget related Prime deals today. Here we've listed all of the 'electronics' deals of the day so you can see what's going. We like the look of the Philips Hue deals - particularly if you've already started your smart lighting setup - it's a great chance to flesh out your lighting on the cheap.Philips Hue: Up to 40% Off Philips Hue Lighting and Accessories Electronics: Microsoft Band 2 - Large - was £199.99, now £128.99 Electronics: Microsoft Band 2 - Medium - was £199.99, now £128.99 Electronics: Microsoft Band 2 - Small - was £199.99, now £128.99 Range extender: NETGEAR EX2700-100UKS Mini 300 Mbps WiFi Range Extender (Wi-Fi Booster) - Silver - was £26.99, now £13.99 Gaming: NVIDIA Shield - was £149.99, now £99.99 SSD: SanDisk SDSSDHII-480G-G25 Ultra II SSD - was £120.99, now £71.99 SSD: Crucial MX300 750GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive - was £170.99, now £109.99 Gaming headset: Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum Pro Gaming Headset - was £124.99, now £67.99 Printer: Canon PIXMA MG2450 All-in-One Printer with Full Set of Inks - was £49.99, now £19.99 SDXC memory card: SanDisk Ultra Android 128GB MicroSDXC Class 10 Memory Card and SD Adapter up to 80 Mbps - was £59.99, now £25.99 Electronics: Up to 35% Off Anker Electronics and accessories Electronics: Mpow® 3 in 1 Clip-On 180 Degree Supreme Fisheye + 0.65X Wide Angle+ 10X Macro Lens for iPhone 6s / 6s Plus, iPhone 6 / 6 Plus, iPhone 5 5S 4 4S Samsung HTC - was £10.01, now £6.99 Electronics: EC Technology 2nd Gen Deluxe 22400mAh 3 USB Output External Battery With LED Flashlight For Smartphones - Black & Red - was £20.00, now £12.99 Electronics: Up to 45% off RRP on B&O Speakers and Headphones Electronics: Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones Audio Only - Charcoal Black Electronics: JBL Charge 2+ Portable Wireless Speaker (Stereo, Wired & Wireless, Battery, 75 - 20000 Hz, Bluetooth/3.5 mm, Mobile phone / Smartphone) - was £149.99, now £69.00 Electronics: B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2 On-Ear Headphones - was £169.00, now £79.00 Electronics (Car Mount): Mpow, MagGrip 360 Degree Swivel Air Vent Magnetic Universal Car Mount Phone Holder Cradle for iPhone 6S/6s Plus/6/6 Plus/5S/5C/SE, Galaxy Note 4/3, Galaxy S5/ S6/ S6 Edge/S9 /SE Edge and Other Smart Phone - was £8.59, now £5.99 Electronics: Anker PowerCore+ 26800 Premium Portable Charger with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 - was £49.99, now £34.99 Electronics: Anker PowerDrive+ 1 quick charger for Android phones - was £10.00, now £6.99 Electronics: USB Type-C, Anker Premium 5-Port 60W USB Wall Charger - was £30.99, now £21.30 Electronics: Car Mount, Anker Air Vent Magnetic Phone Holder - was £14.99, now £10.49 Electronics: EC Technology 2nd Gen Deluxe 22400mAh 3 USB Output External Battery With LED Flashlight For Smartphones - was £24.99, was £17.49 Electronics: EC Technology 2nd Gen Deluxe 22400mAh 3 USB Output External Battery With LED Flashlight For Smartphones - was £24.99, now £17.49 Electronics: Lenovo K5 Dual Sim Smartphone - was £129.99, now £94.99 Electronics: Lenovo K5 Dual Sim Smartphone - was £129.99, now £94.99 Electronics: Garmin Vivoactive GPS Smart Watch with Sports Apps - was £199.99, now £99.00 Electronics: Wileyfox Swift 4G Dual SIM-Free Smartphone - was £129.99, now £94.99Amazon Prime Day: Lifestyle dealsFrom baby monitors to clothing and beauty products, in this section we have all of the Amazon Prime Day deals that don't fit into all the other categories. There's Game of Thrones books, perfume, art supplies, kitchen items and lots more so have a browse and let us know if we've missed anything off the list.Apparel: 40% Off Women's New Look Summer Style Automotive: Anker Compact Car Jump Starter and Portable Charger Power Bank - was £59.99, now £42.99 Baby: Motorola MBP36S Digital Video Monitor - was £129.99, now £64.99 Beauty: InstaNatural Keratin Hair Mask Treatment - Professional At Home Brazilian Conditioner Treatment for Dry & Damaged Hair - Smoothing & Strengthening Straight Hair Reconstructor Formula - 8 OZ Beauty: Art Naturals 100% Pure Aloe Vera Gel - Cold Pressed 12 Oz-Soothe Sunburn and Repair Damaged Skin - was £12.95, now £8.95 Beauty: Beyoncé Heat Eau de Parfum for Women - 100 ml - was £37.51, now £9.99 Beauty: Vera Wang Princess Eau De Toilette 100ml - was £60, now £18.45 Beauty: Davidoff Adventure EDT Spray 100 ml - was £60.09, now £14.99 Beauty: Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely Eau de Parfum for Women - 100 ml - was £46, now £13.99 Beauty: Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey Intense Eau de Toilette - 125 ml - was £53, now £19.62 Beauty: WUNDERBROW - Perfect Eyebrows in 2 Mins - Black/Brown - was £19.95, now £12.49 Beauty: Cerruti 1881 Homme Eau de Toilette - 100 ml - was £51.50, now £13.77 Beauty: Real Techniques Starter Kit - was £20.99, now £9.90 Beauty: Fcuk EDT for Men - 100 ml - was £27.47, now £7.99 Beauty: Real Techniques Core Collection Kit - was £20.99, now £9.99 Beauty: Paco Rabanne Lady Million Eau de Parfum for Women - 50 ml - was £63.52, now £29.99 Books: Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire, 7 Volumes - was £65.00, now £22.00 Books: The Art Therapy Collection - was £40.00, now £12.00 Health: Save over £55 on Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Protein (Selected Flavours) - was £82.99, now £25.99 Home Improvement: Karcher WV2 Premium 2nd Generation Window Vacuum Cleaner - was £79.99, now £36.99 Home Improvement: Bosch PSB 1800 LI-2 Cordless Lithium-Ion Hammer Drill Driver - was £99.99, now £51.99 Home Improvement: Flymo Lithium-ion Robotic Lawnmower 1200R - was £998.40, now £379.99 Home Improvement: Black + Decker GLC3630L20-GB 36V Cordless Strimmer - 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£200 @ Zavvi Games: Rock Band 4: Band in a Box (comes with game, drums, guitar and mic) - £60 (PS4) at Zavvi /£60 (Xbox One) at Zavvi. Games: Mirrors' Edge: Catalyst - Was £40, Now £29.85 at ShopTo on PS4/XO - Cheaper than Amazon's Lightning Deal! Games: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (PS4) - was £39.85, now £31.99 Gaming: NVIDIA Shield - was £149.99, now £99.99W - Watches, Wine Watches: Save Up to 65% on Men's & Women's Watches Wine: Save Over 1/3 Across The McGuigans Range Wine: Save Over 1/3 On The Tanqueray Gin Range What is Amazon Prime Day?Fact File See the early Amazon Prime Day deals: USSee the early Amazon Prime Day deals: UKTo celebrate its 20th birthday last year, Amazon came up with Prime Day. It promised to deliver more bargains than Black Friday, and while some of the deals were less attractive than others there were still lots of tech deals and bargains to be found. Amazon has decided to make Prime Day an annual event, and this year Amazon Prime Day is on 12 July 2016 - that's this coming Tuesday, folks. Like last year, the Prime Day deals of the day will only be available to Prime members, who will also get early access to lightning deals. But even if you're not a member, there will still be plenty of deals and promotions from Amazon and plenty of other sites to take advantage on as all the big stores ride the 'deals wave' at a traditionally quiet time of year for retail. Amazon has already confirmed that products with heavy discounts will include the Amazon Fire TV Stick, Amazon Fire tablet and Kindle Paperwhite e-reader. As you'd expect, on Amazon Prime Day itself, TechRadar will be rounding up and linking to all of the deals we think are the absolute very best offers out there. We'll also be keeping an eye out on all of the other online stores out there because they'll be sure to do a bit of promotion in an attempt to get in on the action - we'll list those deals too. In the meantime, here's everything you need to know about Amazon Prime Day: When is Amazon Prime Day 2016?This year, Amazon Prime Day 2016 falls on Tuesday 12th of July, beginning at midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST). However, Amazon is also doing what it does with Black Friday and Cyber Monday - running a week of deals. The deals week started on the 5th of July. Which countries will Amazon Prime Day be happening in?Prime Day is running in every country where Amazon operates. Sorry, Australia :( Get an Amazon Prime free trial to get the deals:You need to be an Amazon Prime member to have access to the Prime Day 'deals of the day' but if you're not a member and you don't want to be a member, there'll still be loads of promotions you can take advantage of - literally thousands of deals. Prime, of course, is Amazon's free delivery membership scheme, which has expanded to include streaming video, music, ebook rental and photo storage. If you aren't currently a member of Amazon Prime you can take advantage of the 30-day free trial, which you can then cancel if you don't want to continue as a Prime member. If you decide to stay, Prime memberships are $99 per year in the US and £79 in the UK. Last year Amazon took £20 off the price for Prime Day, although it's unclear whether it'll do the same this year. It's worth remembering that if you don't want to remain in Prime after Prime Day you have to actively cancel the Prime membership before the free trial expires. If you don't, you'll be billed for a year's subscription automatically. Amazon Prime free trial: USAmazon Prime free trial: UKWhat Amazon Prime Day deals can I expect?Amazon says it'll heavily discount more than 100,000 things on Prime Day, and there will be other promotions during the run-up to 12 July. For example, Prime Music is running a promotion to win "unforgettable experiences" with artists including Blink 182, Flo Rida, The Lumineers and others. In the run-up to Prime Day you'll see US deals such as a 32-inch TV and Fire TV Stick for $119.99. Expect Amazon to plug its Kindle, Kindle Fire and Fire products heavily - if you're planning to buy one, you should probably wait until the 12th. See the early Prime Day deals: USSee the early Prime Day deals: UKConfirmed Amazon Prime Day 2016 deals:Amazon has already started to tease some of the deals that it'll be running on Prime Day 2016. Or at least, it's revealed some of the products it'll be discounting - it hasn't revealed what the prices are likely to be.Amazon Fire Tablet: In the UK you'll be able to save £15 on the Amazon Fire 7-inch tablet - it'll be one of Amazon's deals of the day running all day long for £34.99 instead of £49.99. That's a very strong deal if you're after a 7-inch tablet. See the Amazon Fire tablet at AmazonAmazon Fire TV Stick: On Amazon Prime Day last year, the Fire TV stick was the best selling product and that looks like it'll be the case again this year. Amazon has confirmed that it'll be offering a juicy discount on this Smart TV streaming stick. In the UK that means £15 off and a price of £19.99 instead of £34.99. See the Amazon Fire TV Stick at AmazonAmazon Kindle Paperwhite: Amazon has also confirmed that the Kindle Paperwhite will be on sale on Prime Day. In the UK we're allowed to tell you that the price will be £79.99 down from £109.99 which is a saving of £30. See the Kindle Paperwhite at AmazonTrunki suitcases: The first product that Amazon revealed will be getting the Prime Day deals treatment is the Trunki Ride-on suitcase. It's a suitcase for kids, designed so they can 'ride' through airports under parent-power rather than walking. Readers in the UK might remember the Trunki appearing on Dragon's Den back in 2010 - it was rejected at the time but has gone on to sell millions of units - oops. Check out the Trunki at AmazonGibson electric guitars: The other product Amazon has revealed will be on sale on Prime Day are Gibson electric guitars. The discount will be 'more than 20%' so if you're after a new guitar or looking to learn, come back to TechRadar on Prime Day and we'll point you to the deal. Check out Gibson electric guitars at Amazon Last year's Prime Day dealsLast year's deals included 30% off Xbox Ones, 46% off Fire TV Sticks, 33% off Kindles, 50% off Kindle Fire HDs, 82% off DVD box sets and 75% off Blu-Ray box sets, 35% off projectors, 47% off headphones, 46% off smartwatches, 30% off cameras, 22% off SSDs… you get the idea. The Amazon products were all-day deals, but many of the other ones were lightning deals with limited stocks. When a lightning deal is gone, it's gone.Are there any special deals for students?There are. Amazon Student offers a six-month free trial of Prime, including all the services bar ebook lending, and 50% off Prime membership if you want to continue after the trial expires. You'll need to have an email address from a recognised institution; sadly the School of Hard Knocks and the University of Life don't qualify. Is it worth keeping the Prime subscription going?It can be: Amazon Prime started as a free-delivery scheme but it now also includes unlimited photo storage, ad-free music, unlimited TV and movie streaming and early access to lightning deals throughout the year. If you use all of those things, $99/£79 isn't a lot of money. Are the bargains real bargains?That's a good question. Like many retailers, Amazon is very keen on comparing prices against RRPs (MSRPs in the US) that nobody really expects anybody to pay - so for example in 2013 the Wall Street Journal noted that an Amazon deal of 45% off a $1,799 Samsung HDTV wasn't quite so impressive: the previous month, Amazon had been selling the same TV for $997.99, so the actual saving was less than ten dollars. Such deals are essentially the same thing as supermarket wine promotions or amazing, never-ending furniture sales. If you have a particular product in mind it's worth keeping an eye on the prices now to make sure the deals are genuine on Prime Day. We find sites such as PriceSpy invaluable, as they enable you to see exactly what prices are being charged for specific things - not just big purchases, but smaller items such as video games too. Some of the deals will clearly be paper bargains like the one the Wall Street Journal reported, but that doesn't mean all of them will be. Amazon will have been bargaining hard with key suppliers to cut the prices it pays for some products, and it'll sell some high-profile items as loss leaders in the expectation of cross-selling, up-selling and, well, selling. From Amazon's point of view it can lose money on big deals and make it back from Prime subscriptions and by shifting stock it wants to get rid of anyway.Will anybody else offer bargains on Prime Day?We think so. Last year, a whole bunch of retailers clambered on the Amazon bandwagon with deals that in many cases were better than Amazon's: in the UK that included Zavvi, Curry's, PC World, John Lewis, GAME and Argos. As we did last year we'll be tracking all the best bargains on Prime Day and the days running up to it - not just on Amazon, but everywhere. What should I do in the run-up to Prime Day?It's worth thinking about what you actually want or need and how much it currently costs, so for example if you're quite keen on a 4K TV it's worth looking at the current prices to get a feel for what X amount of cash gets you. The likelihood of Amazon doing a brilliant discount on the exact make and model is microscopic, but if you're flexible and you've done your homework you'll know if a similar model is a banging bargain or a waste of money. Think in terms of specifications, not specific models: you might not get a deal on the 55UE6523211-VHB-2E 55-inch TV, but you'll probably get a deal on someone else's equally enormous set. Don't forget to use price comparison services and if it's tech, our reviews here at Techradar: some things are cheap because they're no damn good. As you'd expect we'll keep our beady eye on Amazon and its rivals all the way to the end of Prime Day. If it's a bargain, we'll make sure you know about it. What will TechRadar be doing on Prime Day?Come back to this page on Prime Day and you'll find us busily curating lists of all the best deals that Amazon has published. So there's no reason to be intimidated by the thousands of deals Amazon is putting up, and don't worry about which ones might be 'real deals' - just come to this page on TechRadar and we'll surface all the best deals so you can go straight to them! You can get started by signing up for the Amazon Prime trial if you're not already a member. What Amazon Prime Day deals can I expect?Amazon says it'll heavily discount more than 100,000 things on Prime Day, and there will be other promotions during the run-up to 12 July. For example, Prime Music is running a promotion to win "unforgettable experiences" with artists including Blink 182, Flo Rida, The Lumineers and others. In the run-up to Prime Day you'll see US deals such as a 32-inch TV and Fire TV Stick for $119.99. Expect Amazon to plug its Kindle, Kindle Fire and Fire products heavily - if you're planning to buy one, you should probably wait until the 12th. See the early Prime Day deals: USSee the early Prime Day deals: UKLast year's Prime Day dealsLast year's deals included 30% off Xbox Ones, 46% off Fire TV Sticks, 33% off Kindles, 50% off Kindle Fire HDs, 82% off DVD box sets and 75% off Blu-Ray box sets, 35% off projectors, 47% off headphones, 46% off smartwatches, 30% off cameras, 22% off SSDs… you get the idea. The Amazon products were all-day deals, but many of the other ones were lightning deals with limited stocks. When a lightning deal is gone, it's gone.Amazon Prime Day 2015 Amazon launched on this day in 1995, making the world's biggest online store now 20 years old. To celebrate, it's holding a big sales bonanza, quoting "more deals than Black Friday" and throwing plenty of money at TV advertising. On this page we're rounding up the best deals so you don't miss out! Note though that these deals are available to Amazon Prime members only - if you're not a member, you can get a free 30-day trial. If you're already a member or you just want to dive straight in anyway, you can go there via the Prime Day links below: Prime Day 2015: all day dealsAs you see, these deals will run all day long. We've got five initial deals for you here but we'll be adding lots more throughout the day so do check back in with us!Xbox One 1TB + game + extra controllerTime: all day until 11:45pmNormally: £400 | Deal price: £329Get this Xbox One deal PlayStation 4 1TB + PlayStation TV + DestinyTime: all day until 11:45pmDeal price: £329Get this PS4 deal Amazon Fire TV StickTime: all day until 11:45pmNormally: £35 | Deal price: £19 | Discount: 46%Get this Fire TV deal Amazon Kindle 6-inchTime: all day until 11.45pmNormally: £59.99 | Deal Price: £39.99 | Discount: 33%Get this Kindle deal Amazon Fire HD 7Time: all day until 11.45pmNormally: £119.99 | Deal price: £59 | Discount: 50%Get this Fire HD7 dealPrime Day lightning deals: DVD and Blu-ray DVD: Family Guy - Season 1-14Time: 2:50pm until 6:50pmDeal price: £35.99 | Discount: 82%Get this DVD deal DVD: Downton Abbey - Series 1-5Time: 3:50pm until 7.50pmNormally: £26.87 | Deal price: £17.99Get this DVD deal Blu-ray: Sons Of Anarchy: Complete Seasons 1-7Time: 3:50pm until 7:50pmNormally: £157.99 | Deal price: £39.99 | Discount: 75%Get this BD deal DVD: Taken, Taken 2, Taken 3Time: 3.50pm until 7:50pmNormally: £14.99 | Deal price: £9.99 | Discount: 33%Get this DVD deal Blu-ray: X-Men - The Cerebro Collection (7 Films Box Set)Time: 4.50pm until 8:50pmNormally: £69.99 | Deal price: £14.99 | Discount: 79%Get this BD deal Blu-ray: Entourage - Season 1-8 CompleteTime: 5:50pm until 9.50pmNormally: £129.99 | Deal price: £35.99 | Discount: 72%Get this BD deal DVD: Entourage - The Complete SeriesTime: 5:50pm until 9.50pmNormally: £59.99 | Deal price: £27.99 | Discount: 53%Get this DVD deal Blu-ray: Star Wars: The Complete SagaTime: 5.:50pm until 9:50pmNormally: £49.99 | Deal price: £33.99Get this BD deal Blu-ray: True Blood - Season 1-7Time: 5.:50pm until 9:50pmNormally: £79.99 | Deal price: £56.99Get this BD dealPrime Day lightning deals: AVThese deals are lightning deals, meaning they're only available for a limited time. We've listed the following deals in the order they go live. New deals start every 20 minutes, from midnight to 10 pmProjector: Epson EH-TW5100Time: 4:10pm until 8:10pmRRP: £599.99 | Deal price: £389.99 | Discount: 35%Get this Epson deal Headphones: Sennheiser UrbaniteTime: 3:10pm until 7:10pmRRP: £149.99 | Deal price: £79.00 | Discount: 47%Get this Sennheiser dealPrime Day lightning deals: WearablesThese deals are lightning deals, meaning they're only available for a limited time. We've listed the following deals in the order they go live. New deals start every 20 minutes, from midnight to 10 pmRunning watch: Garmin Forerunner 210 GPSTime: 4:10pm until 8:10pmRRP: £179.99 | Deal price: £89.00 | Discount: 51%Get this Garmin GPS watch deal Smartwatch: Samsung Gear STime: 4:10pm until 8:10pmRRP: £369.00 | Deal price: £199.99 | Discount: 46%Get this Gear S dealPrime Day lightning deals: CamerasThese deals are lightning deals, meaning they're only available for a limited time. We've listed the following deals in the order they go live. New deals start every 20 minutes, from midnight to 10 pmCamera: Olympus OM-D E-M5Time: 2:10pm until 6:10pmNormal price: £903 | Deal price: £599Get this Olympus deal Camera: Sony RX100M2 compact cameraTime: 2:10pm until 6:10pmNormal price: £379.99 | Deal price: £279Get this Sony deal Home security: Y-cam HomeMonitor HD ProTime: 2:10pm until 6:10pmRRP: £199.99 | Deal price: £139.99 | Discount: 30%Get this home security deal Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7KEB-KTime: 4:10pm until 8:10pmRRP: £899.99 | Deal price: £299.00 | Discount: 67%Get this Panasonic Lumix deal Camcorder: Canon Legria HF G30Time: 4:10pm until 8:10pmRRP: £1,299 | Deal price: £789.00 | Discount: 39%Get this camcorder dealPrime Day lightning deals: Sat navThese deals are lightning deals, meaning they're only available for a limited time. We've listed the following deals in the order they go live. New deals start every 20 minutes, from midnight to 10 pm Prime Day lightning deals: Laptop + PCThese deals are lightning deals, meaning they're only available for a limited time. We've listed the following deals in the order they go live. Be quick!Touchscreen laptop: Lenovo YOGA 2 13.3-InchTime: 2:10pm until 6:10pmRRP: £499.99 | Deal price: £399.99 | Discount: 20%Get this laptop deal Laptop: Lenovo G50 15.6-InchTime: 4:10pm until 10:10pmRRP: £529.99 | Deal price: £399.99 | Discount: 25%Get this laptop deal Desktop PC: Lenovo H50 Tower PCTime: 6:10am until 12:10pmRRP: £499.99 | Deal price: £369.99 | Discount: 26%Get this laptop dealPrime Day lightning deals: MonitorsThese deals are lightning deals, meaning they're only available for a limited time. We've listed the following deals in the order they go live. Be quick!Gaming monitor: BenQ XL2430T LED 24-inchTime: 4:10pm until 10:10pmRRP: £326.84 | Deal price: £209.99 | Discount: 36%Get this monitor dealPrime Day lightning deals: OfficeThese deals are lightning deals, meaning they're only available for a limited time. We've listed the following deals in the order they go live. Be quick!Gaming keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2014 EliteTime: 4:10pm until 6:10pmRRP: £134.99 | Deal price: £84.99 | Discount: 37%Get this Razer deal SSD: Samsung 2.5-Inch 1 TB 850 EVO SSDTime: 5:10pm until 11:10pmRRP: £294.49 | Deal price: £229.99 | Discount: 22%Get this SSD dealPrime Day: Quick linksQuick link: Amazon's Prime Day homepage Quick link: Amazon Prime 30-day free trial See the best PRODUCT NAME dealsWhat is Amazon Prime Day?Amazon promises "more deals than Black Friday for one day only" which means bargain prices - some of which will last all day, and some only for a few hours. For more information about how Prime Day is going to work, read our guide below. When is Amazon Prime Day?Amazon Prime day 2015 takes place on Wednesday July 15. Amazon will start offering deals on its websites from midnight (that is, 00:00 on the 15th) in each participating territory. There will be seven main deals available throughout the day, with lightning deals going live every 10 minutes. Which countries will Prime Day be happening in?The US, of course, but also the UK, Spain, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, Canada, Austria and Greece. We're lying about Greece.Can anybody take part in Prime Day?No, you need to be an Amazon Prime member. If you aren't already signed up, Prime is $99 / £79 per year. For that you get access to Prime Day plus access to the Amazon Prime Instant Video streaming service, free ebook borrowing, unlimited photo storage and free delivery on Prime-eligible items (within 1 hour if you live in one of a handful of London postcodes or some US cities). If you're a parent, your Prime membership also enables you to join Amazon Family to get 20% off the price of nappies.Can't I just sign up for a 30-day trial, order loads of stuff and then cancel the membership?Yes, you could. Amazon thinks you should: "try Prime today and get immediate access on 15th July", the Prime homepage says. Amazon clearly hopes that you'll sign up for Prime and either be blown away by the service or so disorganised that you'll forget to cancel. Either way, it's clearly going to get some new Prime members out of it. What sort of deals will there be on Prime Day?That's an excellent question, and Amazon hasn't really answered it. It says there will be "thousands of Lightning Deals and seven popular Deals of the Day". If you haven't seen Amazon's lightning deals before, they're limited-time or limited-amount offers that can offer huge discounts on a fairly random selection of things: in recent weeks the list has included whiskies, watches and fitness monitors; at the time of writing there's 60% off a garden hose and 81% off a fancy watch on Amazon UK. Amazon offered loads of lightning deals during Black Friday 2014 and there were definite bargains to be had, but as you'd expect the best ones sold out very quickly. Here's what Amazon has to say about its Prime Day deals. "Members will enjoy deals on items perfect for summer adventures, their to-do list, family road trips, back to school supplies, and everyday essentials." That's not really narrowing it down, is it?What should I do in the run-up to Prime day?Assuming that Prime Day is going to be as exciting as Amazon says it is - and if it's going to have more deals than Amazon's Black Friday selection, then it might just be - then it's a good idea to do two things: 1. Set a budget for whatever bargains you want to blag, and 2. Have an idea of what you actually want to buy before you go in. Hoping for a good deal on an HDTV? Look at what's out there, read our reviews and be prepared to be flexible: while we're sure Amazon will discount all kinds of electronic and electrical items, the likelihood of it slashing the price of a specific model you've had your eye on for ages is close to zero. Think in terms of specifications, not specific models: that way you'll be able to tell instantly whether a bargain is the right bargain for you, or just money off something you don't really want.What else should I watch out for?In retail, bargains aren't always what they seem. We've seen Black Friday deals that looked like massive discounts but which were based on sky-high prices that nobody was expected to pay - the electronic equivalent of supermarket wine promotions and the sofa firms who always seem to be having massive sales - and high-profile sales are a great way of getting shot of end-of-line stock or of selling products bought in specifically to sell at low prices. Back in 2013, the Wall Street Journal described retailers' sales practices, including Amazon's listing of a $1,799 Samsung HDTV with 45% off the sticker price: a month previously, the same set was $997.99. Retailers are also known to raise prices in the run-up to big sales events, so for example in the weeks before Black Friday prices of all kinds of goods just happen to go up. Funny, that. Will Amazon do any of those things? We don't know, but even if it does, we're here to help...
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  • Oct 10, 2016