Hottest deals for Amazon Prime Day

Jake Hughes
July 16, 2018 - 12:50 pm

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Well, the day is upon us. Get online and ignore your wallet screaming for mercy, because it’s Amazon Prime Day!

For those that don’t know, Prime Day is basically “Black Friday in July.” It’s when online retail behemoth Amazon.com puts over a million things on sale, discounting them at insane levels. Now, for most of the deals, you have to have an Amazon Prime account. This unlocks things like one-click ordering, expedited shipping, free videos and music streaming through their service, Kindle deals, and all sorts of other goodies, all for an annual fee of about $120. If you have the coin to spare, I recommend it.

Now, the sale “officially” starts at 12:00 PM PST/3:00 PM EST, but right now, they have running some insane deals on their brand of stuff.

Here’s a bit of a break down.

The Fire TV Stick, the Amazon streaming device, is running for only $19.99, and the 4K/HDR ready version for only $34.99. If you need Alexa in your life, you’re in luck. The Amazon Echo 2nd Generation is available for only $69.99, and it has free one-day shipping if you buy now. If you already have an Echo, you can still buy an Echo Dot for $29.99 to bring Alexa into your bedroom. Okay, that sounded less creepy in my head…and that is probably a problem. Ahem. Moving on…

Bibliophiles are in luck, as a Black 6” Display Amazon Kindle is going for $79.99. Even more awesome is that if you join Kindle Unlimited as a new user, you get access to over 1 million books and over 20,000 digital comics for only $.99! If you’re a returning subscriber, you get 40 percent off both a 12 and 24 month resubscribe. If audiobooks are more your speed, you can get a 3-month subscription to Audible for only $4.95.

On the gaming front, you can score an Xbox One S 1 TB Console bundle for $229.99. The bundle includes a wireless Controller, 3 months of Xbox game Pass, 3 months of Xbox live Gold, HDMI cable (4K Capable), and AC power Cable. Or, if you're in a retro mood, the Super NES Classic is back in stock, and going for only $79.99. The system comes with 21 of your favorite classic games, from Super Mario World to The Legend of Zelda: A Link To the Past. If PC gaming is more your speed, you can get a  iBUYPOWER Elite Gaming Desktop AMD Ryzen 7 1800 X 3.6GHz, AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB HDD, 120GB SSD, Win 10, for $999.00.

Now, Amazon did have a great deal for the Nintendo Switch... but it sold out almost immediately. However! It seems that ol' reliable, AKA Walmart, has lowered its price for the Switch Bundle Pack, which comes with the console and a game, for only $329.

If you're in the market for a good TV, you can snag a Sony KD55X720E 55-Inch 4k Ultra HD Smart LED TV for $478.00. Too big? Try a TCL 40S305 40-Inch 1080p Roku Smart LED TV for only $194.99. Audiophiles rejoice, as you can get a Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System for $289.98.

If movies are more your thing, the Harry Potter 8-Film Collection (4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital) is on sale for $79.99. If you don't have a 4K TV, fret not. The regular Blu-Ray version is only $28.99. Need more Ah-nold in your life? Terminator 2: Judgment Day Endoarm Collectors Edition 4K is going for $135. The bundle comes with get the 4K, Blu-ray, and Digital HD versions of the movie in a steelbook case, but what really stands out about this edition is the life-sized EndoArm encased in hard acrylic dome on a unique number stand with James Cameron's autograph. Or, if you're more a sword and saber type of person, Game of Thrones: The Complete Seasons 1-7 (Blu-ray + Digital) is on sale for $74.99.