Amazon Prime Day: A Beginner's Guide For Aussie Shoppers

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Amazon's annual shopping event, Prime Day, is coming to Australia on Monday 16 July at 12pm AEST. The 36-hour sale (it's longer than an actual day as it runs globally) is all about offering savings to Prime members until midnight on 17 July. Here's what you need to do to get in on the savings.

While we have our reservations about Amazon Prime's long-term pricing strategy in Australia, it can't be denied that the service currently offers excellent value for money. With Amazon's exclusive annual shopping event just 48 hours away, now is the time to get involved. Here's what Prime Day first-timers need to know.

Step #1: Get An Amazon Prime Account

If you haven't already got a Prime account, you'll need to head over to the Amazon Prime sign-up page and join.

The cost is $4.99 if you join before 31 January 2019. After that, the price goes up to $6.99 per month. However, if you're only interested in Monday's big sale, there's also a 30-day free trial.

Step #2: Follow The Deals On Your Smartphone, Tablet Or PC

Amazon offers both Android and iOS versions of its shopping app. You can then can go to “Today’s Deals” and then “Upcoming” to see all the Prime deals before they go live. If you spot something you're keen on, there's a “Watch this Deal” option so you can keep track of the deals you want to make the most of when the sale has officially started for that item.

Step #3: Follow The Deals Schedule

Amazon will be breaking the deals up into several different types. Some will only last a limited amount of time over the 36 hours while others will be 'buy anytime' while stocks last. Here's what you can expect.

  • Lightning Deals are promotions that appear for a limited time only and are while stocks last, so customers need to be quick to snap them up. Customers will be limited to one purchase per Lightning Deal, to ensure as many people as possible can enjoy the great savings available.
  • Spotlight Deals feature deep discounts on popular products and appear live throughout Prime day or while stocks last.
  • Waitlist - If a lightning deal sells out there is the option to click the “Join Waitlist” button on the product page to receive a notification if more stock is released.

NB: Some Deals Are Already Live

There are also some offers already live. You can check out some highlights below.

Shopper Alert: Amazon Prime Day Deals Are Already Appearing

Australia's first Amazon Prime Day event officially kicks off next week on 16 July. But there are already a bunch of special offers live that you can take advantage of as Prime Day edges closer. Here are a few that caught our eye.

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Amazon says you'll also find this year’s lowest prices on FireTV, Echo and select Kindle devices.


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