Amazon Prime Day 2018 is almost upon us. The 36-hour event kicks off at noon Pacific Time on Monday, July 16, with deals lasting through midnight the next day.
You can expect the usual discounts on Amazon’s Echo and Fire products. However, last year we also saw a bunch of deals on PC gaming hardware, including core components like CPUs and accessories like keyboards and mice. We also found some real stinkers, like a crusty old EVGA GeForce 8400 GS that Amazon was trying to unload. We expect a similar mixed bag this time around.
We’ll be sorting through everything once Prime Day hits to highlight the best PC gaming deals we can find. In the meantime, be sure to check out our roundup of deals for GPUs, CPUs, SSDs, and gaming PCs.
How to get in on Prime Day deals
Snagging these deals is pretty easy. To take advantage of Prime Day you have to be a Prime member. But if you’re not, you can still take advantage of the deals by signing up for a free 30-day trial. You won’t need to pay the $100/year fee and you’ll still get the deals. On some deals though, the discount you get will pay for the Prime membership itself, so you might want to take a wait-and-see approach.
Are there any early Amazon Prime Day deals?
We expect to see a few deals pop up in the days before Prime Day actually hits. Here’s what we’ve found so far:
Save 20% off select Amazon Warehouse deals
Prime Members can currently enjoy exclusive discounts in the Amazon Warehouse section of the UK site. Items available include PlayStation VR headsets, CDs, book, electronics, home and kitchen items and lots more. This sale ends at 11:59 on Monday July 16th, just before Amazon Prime Day kicks off in full.
Amazon Echo Show $129.99 (Prime exclusive)
Not exactly the most exciting in terms of PC gaming, but Amazon has knocked $100 off the Echo Show ahead of Prime Day, making it the cheapest it’s ever been. You must be an Amazon Prime Member to enjoy this price though. Not signed up yet? Check out the 30-day free trial.
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