Amazon Prime Day 2019, the two-day shopping extravaganza hosted exclusively for Amazon Prime subscribers, begins on Monday, July 15, at 00:00 (PT / 03:00 ET) and ends on the 16th July at 23:59 (PT / 02:59 ET). Amazon has thousands of offers in each product category that you can view. Some of these discounts are the best you'll see until Black Friday.
Part of the fun of Prime Day is to buy things you did not expect and may not have budgeted . Based on last year's Prime Day, there will be new lightning deals every few minutes on the 48-hour track, and they're also pretty good products.
Careful shoppers who do not want to break their budget when buying anything that looks good will create a wish list and stick to it (or try it). If you want to make sure you get everything on your wish list, I have good news: you do not have to have a tab for every item that is constantly updated in your browser. There are some strategies to make sure you do not miss a really good deal. None of these strategies require you to be stuck to your computer or phone throughout the day.
Make price alerts. First I recommend creating a price alert for every product you are interested in, especially if you have other things to do during Prime Day 201
9 and crucial if it was previously sold for that price.
There are several different online resources to create price alerts, but Camelcamelcamel is my favorite. It's a fast and handy tool that lets you create as many custom product alerts as you like. This means that it is perfect for the Prime Day. As soon as one of the products falls below the amount specified in your price alert, you will immediately receive an e-mail. And if you have already saved a wish list on Amazon, you can import them into Camelcamelcamel.
If you want to use Camelcamelcamel, sign up for a free account (you can set a price) Check items without registering, but notifications can not be saved). If you want to see the price trend for a product you are tracking, the browser extension is helpful. Clicking the expansion icon displays an unobtrusive chart of historical price data, and you can also set a price alert directly from the extension.
Price alerts are the best way to plan Prime Day 2019 in advance Of course, all of Amazon's products will be at the center of attention, such as the Echo Smart smartphones and Echo Show smart displays, the security cameras from Ring and Blink, Amazon Fire TV, Fire tablets, Kindles and more. But for anything outside of Amazon's own products, such as 4K HDR TVs, headphones, phones, game consoles, and more, it's best to sound an alarm.
Look outside of Amazon
Prime Day is a huge event that shows Amazon's retail presence, so other retailers are naturally aware of it. Sometimes you'll find better deals at Best Buy, Target, Walmart and online stores like Drop (formerly Massdrop). We will put together the best anti-prime day sales as they arrive. If Amazon does not have everything you want, or if you just want to make sure you get the best deal, rummage around a bit.
Trust the expert.
We are a demanding bunch here at The Verge so do not fret if you start without preparation in the Prime Day 2019. We'll put together the best technology offerings and keep our coverage of new Lightning sales items up to date. At the same time, old articles are removed to avoid confusion. So mark July 15 and 16 on your calendar, bookmark our coverage, and put aside some cash.
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