– that's two days this year, July 15th and 1
For example, Amazon is currently promoting some pre-prime day sales, including a Toshiba 43-inch 1080p Fire TV for $ 179.99. That's a whopping $ 120 less than the list price, and since it's a prime day deal, it must be the best price ever, right?
Not quite: According to CamelCamelCamel, an Amazon pricing monitoring tool, this year's TV has been sold twice for $ 179.99 this year. And it seldom sells at full list price; Mostly it ranges between $ 200 and $ 230.
Meanwhile, Amazon recently sold the Amazon Echo Smart Speaker for $ 65. That was $ 35 less than the regular price and an all-time low for this model. It remains to be seen if the price on Prime Day will be even lower (I guess it's $ 60 at best), but all of this raises an important truth: do not just take this Prime Day pricing is the best pricing.
In fact, it's easy to get caught up in the FOMO, just like Black Friday – the idea that every single item is offered at an absolute low price, and if you do not understand it now You no chance anymore.
Likewise, it's easy to forget that there are other stores and that they pull out all the stops to beat Amazon in their own game. For example,with a big own sale, and during the same period from the 15th to the end Start July 16th.
My advice: Search, sure, and if you see something on your grocery list that's for sale, be sure to grab it.
First, check the price history. As mentioned above, CamelCamelCamel can show you at a glance if the price is even lower. (Some ofand I'm a big fan of the browser plug-in.) And if it's a pretty mainstream product, check out stores like Best Buy, Target, and Walmart, whether you have reached it or even beaten.
Originally posted on June 12, 2018.
Update, June 26, 2019: New information added.
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