Just a few days before Prime Day kicks off on July 15, Amazon already revealed a big list of Amazon device sales.
The event, which is a day when the e-commerce giant slashes prices on a variety of items, will last two days. During that stretch of time, everything from laptops and vinyl records to inflatable unicorns and rubber duckies will be discounted. A number of phones will also go on sale and Amazon reported that it will take 30% off select phone cases and accessories too.
We’ll be compiling the best of those deals right here. But note that other major retailers are taking aim at Prime Day with massive deals of their own too. On July 15, Target begins its Deal Days summer sale, eBay will hold a Crash Sale to offer up to 80% off on a wide variety of products (including items from Samsung and Google) and Newegg’s FantasTech Sale starts in earnest with discounts on popular tech products.
In addition to the sales, Prime Day is often used to increase membership to Amazon’s Prime program, which offers free shipping. This year is the fifth year Amazon will hold the event — a day usually marked by high single-day sales (though it’s usually eclipsed by the subsequent Black Friday or Cyber Monday sales each year). Last year, so many people visited Amazon that the website suffered an outage.
Here’s hoping that Amazon will be more prepared this year when Prime Day comes around. Until then, we’ve rounded up some of the best pre-Prime Day deals from Amazon and other retailers. And when the big day does kick off, check back here for the best phone deals (along with the best Prime Day deals on smart home gadgetsand headphones and speakers, and plenty of other categories).
While you’re at it, here are some smart shopping tips to help you snag the best Prime Day deals. Here’s how to make sure you don’t miss a Prime Day sale you’re looking for.
Things to keep in mind:
- We’ll collect all of the Prime Day phone deals here, once the sale date becomes official.
- We’ll keep an eye on pricing and availability, and note when certain items sell out.
- In the meantime, we’ll post the best pre-Prime Day phone deals right here — regardless of retailer.
- Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.