Prime Day prices may not be Amazon’s best deal
Just because something is discounted on Prime Day doesn’t mean it’s the best deal you’ll see anywhere, or even all year.
Of course, Amazon offers the best prices for its own devices like Kindle, Fire TV streamers, and private label Dress. For example, the e-commerce giant is already promoting a 24-inch Fire TV for just $90, nearly half off retail, while other early deals include up to 55% off second-gen Echo Shows, Kindle Paperwhites, and Eero Mesh Wi include -Fi routers.
Remember that some items will be reduced later. Mattress and patio furniture prices are likely to be lower around Labor Day, toys are discounted the most on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and TVs generally hit their lowest price point ahead of Super Bowl Sunday.
Even Amazon is looking beyond its own Prime Day with a second sales event now scheduled for the fall.
Competing sales events up the ante
Other bargains are not exclusive to Amazon at all. As in previous years, Walmart, Target and Best Buy, among others, are hosting competing deals events to coincide with Amazon Prime Day 2022.
This time, Target’s 72-hour “Deal Days” are starting earlier and running longer, beginning July 11, the day before Prime Day. In addition, Target is adjusting the price of selected Prime Day offers and granting RedCard members an additional discount of 5%.
“Every year they get a little bit more competitive,” Burrow said.
Also, expect to find equally worthy deals on kitchen appliances, vacuum cleaners, and Nintendo Switch accessories at Walmart, he said, and count on Best Buy to compete on electronics and Apple gadgets.
Meanwhile, other retailers including Bed, Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s, Overstock, Samsung and Saks Fifth Avenue will offer their own big discounts, according to Rakuten’s retail and shopping expert Kristen Gall.
So make sure you get the best deals
To find the lowest overall prices, start crunching the numbers now, advised Kristin McGrath, shopping expert at RetailMeNot.
McGrath recommends a price tracking browser extension like Camelcamelcamel or Keepa to keep track of price changes and receive price drop notifications. “Price trackers are the easiest way to monitor how good a deal really is, especially on big-priced items,” she said.
Some retailers even let you stack deals by using a promo code or digital coupon and then pay with a rewards credit card for extra savings, Rakuten’s Gall said.
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