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A year ago at this time, as theforced everyone home and Amazon suddenly found itself struggling to fulfill orders, it was anyone’s guess when — or even if — the annual event would happen. July came and went without it, then August. Finally, Amazon announced plans to hold the event in October, which it did.
What does that mean for 2021? Most likely: nothing. Although the world is hardly back to normal and some product lines remain thin, most everyday consumer goods are no longer experiencing rampant shortages and heavily delayed shipping. Indeed, Amazon is now managing two-day and even one-day delivery for many items. We’re guessing that means this year’s Prime Day will probably happen in July, as it has in all other prepandemic years since the event started.
Although Amazon has “not yet made any official announcements about the event,” according to a company representative, we can definitely provide some learned speculation about Prime Day 2021. (In the meantime, checkfor updates.)
When is Prime Day 2021?
For one thing, it hasn’t been just “a day” for years. It will likely span several days, with a batch of early discounts leading up to the main event. As noted above, Prime Day typically occurs in early July, so that’s the likely timeframe for this year. That said, as 2020 showed us, anything can happen. The date isn’t set until Amazon makes it official.
What will be on sale during Prime Day 2021?
As always, anything and everything. But this is definitely the time of year to look for deep discounts on Amazon gear, including:
Granted, that stuff goes on sale all the time, but the absolute lowest prices are usually reserved for Prime Day (and Black Friday). We also typically see better-than-usual deals on things like Instant Pots, Apple AirPods, Bose headphones and Roku streamers. Make no mistake: This might be Amazon’s party, but plenty of other stores and sellers will be getting in on the action.
What Prime Day deals can I get right now?
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You can also hit up Amazon’s Daily Deals page, where the retailer markets its limited-time and semipermanent offers. Spoiler alert: Deal quality varies widely from day to day.
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