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Amazon Prime Day: Mistakes and Deals

This year, it's a 2-day online run
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 15, 2019 5:03 AM CDT
Amazon Prime Day: Mistakes and Deals
An Amazon.com package awaits delivery from UPS in Palo Alto, Calif.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

(Newser) – It's Amazon Prime Day, which this year is actually two days—the deals are spread out over Monday and Tuesday. Already, various sites are taking note of bargains, and CNBC has more general advice on mistakes to avoid. For example, the deals are available only to members of Amazon Prime, but non-members don't necessarily have to pay the $119 annual fee to participate. Even if they've used up their free 30-day trial for the year, people can sign up for a one-month membership of $12.99—or, better yet, order through a friend who already subscribes. Also, watch the fine print if you do enroll, even for the free trial: Amazon will automatically renew your subscription into paid member status. Click to read about other mistakes to avoid—including assuming that Amazon has the best deal on what you're buying. Look around first. As for the deals themselves:

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  • Tech: The Verge has a guide specifically on tech bargains. Ditto for CNET.
  • General: USA Today has a general guide to the best deals currently available. Not just tech, but kitchen, fitness, fashion, etc.
  • Amazon: The Daily Beast has a list of deals on Amazon's own devices. (Think Fire TV, Kindle, and Echo.)
  • On your own: To grab deals on your own, CBS News has a list of tips to follow. For example, the Amazon app allows you to keep tabs on certain deals under its "watch" function.
(Read more Amazon Prime stories.)

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