Priming the 60 Blog

Business Insider:  Amazon could be about to make $1 billion in 30 hours.

Tuesday, 7/11 is Amazon’s third annual Prime Day.  Typically compared to Black Friday or Back-to-School shopping, Amazon promises lots of low prices, with specials being posted every five minutes.

How can one work a 9-5 job and live a regular life on Tuesday if you’re glued to your phone or computer to check on new specials every five minutes?  I mean, I like bargains like everyone else, but ain’t nobody got time for that!

Forbes wants to know if our wallets are ready.  The sales officially start Tuesday, but you can start shopping tonight at 6:00 PST.  The experts at BestBlackFriday.com suggest the following tips for winning Prime Day 2017:

  • New deals will be posted every five minutes for 30 hours until 3 a.m. ET on July 12.
  • Download the free Amazon App; it’s probably the best tool to guarantee that you don’t miss the deal that you want. And make sure to turn on the alerts!
  • Use your desktop or laptop computer for purchases. While Amazon’s app is great for browsing and finding upcoming deals, it’s best to make the actual purchases on a computer, especially if you’re heavy on the multi-tab usage.
  • If you aren’t a Prime member, you should be!  Now is a good time to take advantage of a 30-day trial.
  • Make sure your Prime account is in good standing and all personal information is correct and updated.  Deal urgency is a factor here, and you don’t want to lose any getting that sweet discount.
  • While Amazon is obviously commanding the spotlight on Prime Day, competitors like Macy’s, Kohl’s, Best Buy and Nordstrom all have big July sales under way. Keep your eyes open.  One site compiling all the sales is offers.com.

Here is a breakdown of some of the most anticipated digital deals so far:

Don’t forget that Prime Day only lasts 30 hours.  Do your homework.  You’ll know a good price when you see it.  For instance, if you’ve been watching the price of the Amazon Echo every few days, you’ll know a major price drop when you see it.

But if you haven’t researched a 70-inch television before today, the Prime Day price you see might not be the best one.  You can search the price by Googling the product name and also search “Prime Day 2016” for what the price might have been last year.  You can also compare prices by checking “Black Friday 2016.”

 

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