Prime Day

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Amazon: This Prime Day Was Our Biggest Yet

Company doesn't reveal numbers, but it appears that online shopping was way up in general

(Newser) - Amazon said Thursday it had its biggest Prime day event ever this year. The e-commerce company, as in past years, did not reveal how much money it earned during the two-day sales event, which took place on Tuesday and Wednesday and offered a plethora of deals on electronics, home goods,...

Amazon Is Doubling Down on Prime Day

There'll be another sale next month, the first time company has had 2 in one calendar year

(Newser) - If one Amazon Prime Day in 2022 wasn't enough for you, you're in luck: On the heels of its annual summer sale exclusively for Prime members, Amazon is hosting another one next month. The 48-hour preholiday event, called the "Prime Early Access Sale," will take place...

On This Prime Day, 'Pain Is Considerable' for Amazon

One of company's biggest annual events comes amid excess costs, sluggish online sales growth

(Newser) - Amazon is heading into its annual Prime Day on Tuesday much differently than how it entered the pandemic. The company has long used the two-day event—one of its biggest all year—to lure people to its $139 Prime membership. Amazon doesn't disclose total Prime Day sales, though growth...

Big Day in Tech: Prime Day, 5G iPhones
What to Buy, and Not
to Buy on Prime Day
the rundown

What to Buy, and Not to Buy on Prime Day

Also, Apple is expected to unveil its first 5G phones

(Newser) - Tuesday is a big day for those in the market for a new iPhone, a tech toy, a vacuum, or pretty much any item under the sun. It's not only Amazon Prime Day, but Apple will unveil its new phone lineup. Coverage:
  • Apple: At the company's 1pm ET

Delayed by Coronavirus, Amazon's Prime Day Is Coming
Prime Day Gets a New Date

Prime Day Gets a New Date

It's happening October 13-14

(Newser) - Amazon is aiming to kickstart the holiday shopping season early this year. The company is holding its annual Prime Day over two days in October this year, after the pandemic forced it to postpone the sales event from July, the AP reports. It's the first time Prime Day is...

Apparent Prime Day Pricing Error May Cost Amazon

Site had cameras that retail for thousands listed at $94.48

(Newser) - Whoops: Amazon, apparently in error, priced a bunch of very expensive camera gear for $94.48 on Prime Day—and is honoring at least some of the sales. First, someone noticed a camera normally priced at $548 was listed for $94.48 and submitted the deal to Slickdeals . It made...

Amazon Workers in Minnesota Stop Work on Prime Day

4-hour strike action at fulfillment center part of a push for better work conditions

(Newser) - Amazon's Prime Day is well underway , and this year amid the bargains comes a work stoppage by employees in Minnesota. Some workers at the Amazon fulfillment center in Shakopee were taking part in a strike action from 2pm to 6pm to demand better work conditions, reports the Star Tribune ...

Amazon Prime Day: Mistakes and Deals

This year, it's a 2-day online run

(Newser) - It's Amazon Prime Day, which this year is actually two days —the deals are spread out over Monday and Tuesday. Already, various sites are taking note of bargains, and CNBC has more general advice on mistakes to avoid. For example, the deals are available only to members of...

Prime Day Is Full of Secrecy. Here's What Has Been Revealed

A guide to the 4th annual extravaganza

(Newser) - Amazon's "epic day (and a half)" is here: The 4th Prime Day began at 3pm ET Monday and will run 36 hours, up from last year's 30. Or, for some would-be customers, a portion of 36 hours: Some shoppers ran into issues accessing the site right after...

Amazon Goes Down at Start of Prime Day

Site appears to be having technical issues nearly an hour in to epic sale day

(Newser) - According to Business Insider , CNET , TechCrunch , and a bunch of irritated would-be customers posting about it on Twitter , Amazon was having serious technical difficulties as its much-anticipated Prime Day started Monday. Outage reports spiked around 3pm Eastern, just as the 36-hour sale was starting, but the site appeared to go...

Prime Day Isn't a 'Day,' and Other Amazon Tips
How to Dominate
Amazon's 30-Hour Prime Day
the rundown

How to Dominate Amazon's 30-Hour Prime Day

One tip: Bookmark

(Newser) - Will the third time be the charm for Amazon? Its now-slightly-misnomered Prime Day (it's actually 30 hours long, not 24, this year) kicks off at 9pm EDT Monday. Its inaugural sale in 2015 didn't blow consumers over ; in 2016 there were early-morning website issues for some customers. This...

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