It’s Amazon Prime Day, are you ready to buy? This annual shopping event usually happens in July, but it was delayed to today and tomorrow this year. This two-day thing is massive and there are tons of deals out there, so it’s easy to get overwhelmed. It's time to call in the experts to find the bargains! Sara Skirboll is a shopping and trends expert at Retail Me Not (how do you get THAT job?). Here are here tips and tricks to help you navigate Prime Day like a pro.
- Be ready when the festivities begin and check back often - There are limited quantities of the best bargains and while Prime members get advanced notice, if you want one of those big screen 4K TVs, “be ready to pounce” before they’re all gone.
- Create your own wish list - Then Amazon will let you know if anything on your list becomes a Prime Day deal.
- Keep LIGHTNING DEALS on your radar - These are super-limited offers that don’t last long. Once you put a lightning deal in your cart, you only have about 15 minutes to check out.
- Amazon isn’t the only one offering deals on Prime Day - While Prime Day is exclusive to Amazon, competitors want your money, too, so they’re discounting items online to entice you to spend with them. Retail Me Not found 200 retailers getting in on Prime Day action last year, so you may want to shop around.
Prime Day is a great time to start your holiday shopping. Remember, there could be a supply and demand issue this year at the big box stores. It might be worth your time and stress level to get a jump start on it this year. Best of luck and may the shopping Gods be in your favor!
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