Amazon turns 20 years old on Wednesday 15th July, and to mark the occasion the online retail colossus is holding its first Prime Day – a day (yes) where Prime members (got it) get exclusive access to a boatload of special deals.
How many bargains? We don’t know precisely, but Amazon promises “more deals than Black Friday” and “thousands”. Which suggests a heck of a lot. Deals will be available on items including electronics, video games, movies, toys, clothing, sporting goods and outdoor gear for patios, gardens and the like. All items will qualify for one-day delivery.
The caveat, of course, is that you have to be an Amazon Prime member. Membership costs £79 a year, but offers quite a bit in return: the aforementioned free one-day delivery on thousands of items; unlimited access to the Prime Instant Video streaming service; photo storage in Amazon Cloud Drive; the ability to “borrow” ebooks through the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library; and one free ebook per month through the Kindle First scheme.
If you're not already a member, however, you can get £20 off if you sign up for the service between now and the 15th, making a year's access to all the above a very reasonable £59.
Prime Day will be available to Prime members in nine countries: the US, the UK, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Austria and Japan.
[Source: Amazon UK]