Amazon Prime Day is happening earlier this year – here's when savings will start


Amazon Prime subscribers have just found out when the Prime Day 2021 sale will be taking place. Amazon Prime Day is usually scheduled for July of each year, but things were drastically different in 2020. Due to the coronavirus pandemic the Amazon Prime Day 2020 sale was pushed back to October – around three months after the exclusive sale bonanza usually takes place.

Thankfully, this year’s edition of Prime Day will not only be happening earlier than that, but earlier than ever before.

As reported by Android Central, Amazon CFO Brian Osofsky recently spoke about when Prime Day 2021 will be happening during an earnings call.

And it looks like the rumours about this year’s edition of Prime Day launching in June could be true, with Osofsky revealing the exclusive savings for Prime customers will be going live in the second quarter of this year.

The Amazon bigwig said: “July is a big vacation month, so it might be better to have for customers, sellers, and vendors to experiment with a different time period.

“We experimented the other way, obviously in 2020, by moving it into October, but we believe that it might be better timing, later in Q2. So that’s what we’re testing this year.”

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Prime Day is an annual promotion which lasts for two days and offers exclusive savings to Amazon Prime customers.

Amazon Prime costs £79 a year or £7.99 a month and offers tonnes of perks to members.

Besides the lightning fast Prime delivery those signed-up to the service also get access to the huge Prime Video library – which features hit Original shows like The Boys and Bosch along with tonnes of other must-see movies like the Oscar winning Parasite.

Subscribers can also access Amazon Music Prime, which has a catalogue of over two million songs, as well as the Prime Reading library, Prime Gaming and more.

Prime Day is another jewel in the service’s crown, with last year’s edition offering over one million deals.

Products from big name brands such as Sony, Lego, Nintendo and Samsung received price cuts while small and medium businesses also offered promotions.

Last year’s Prime Day sale saw products such as the Apple AirPods, the Nintendo Switch Lite and the Samsung Galaxy S10 all get price cuts.

While Amazon first party devices like the Echo Dot and Echo Show also had their price tags slashed.

Here are some of the deals that were on offer during the last Amazon Prime Day promotion…

• Apple AirPods with charging case: Prime Day 2020 price – £128, save £31

• Nintendo Switch Lite + Minecraft: Prime Day 2020 price – £199, save £19.99

• Samsung Galaxy S10 mobile phone: Prime Day 2020 price – £564.90, save £234.10

• Amazon Echo Dot: Prime Day 2020 price – £29.99, save £20

• Amazon Echo Show 5: Prime Day 2020 price – £44.99, save £35

• Amazon Echo Show 8: Prime Day 2020 price – £64.99, save £55

Published at Sat, 01 May 2021 10:01:00 +0000

Amazon Prime Day is happening earlier this year – here's when savings will start


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