The date for Amazon Prime Day 2020 is postponed, according to a new report, but an avalanche of the best Prime Day offers is expected to be launched in August.
This is good news for Prime Day 2020, both for consumers who want to see big sales and for manufacturers who have to start making money again. It just won't happen to its usual place in mid-July, according to Reuters.
A month's delay on Amazon Prime Day seems reasonable because people have postponed their big purchases. But, in August, there could be pent-up demand for what manufacturers have seated in their warehouses while essentials are prioritized.
Setting the date of the first day at the beginning of August could allow savings to recover and more time for buying habits to return to normal, without however Black Friday 2020 deals with the territory, another invented online shopping period on which Amazon relies heavily.
When will Amazon Prime Day take place? What Prime Day sales are expected in 2020? How can you get the best discounts in August (you will need to subscribe to Prime, but you may not have to pay for it with our tips below)?
We are here to help you answer these questions while the official details are still to come.
Amazon Prime Day 2020 date: will it be delayed?
The official date for Amazon Prime Day would be August, although no one knows the exact date or, more likely, the dates. Well, maybe Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos knows this.
Last year's Prime Day deals lasted 48 hours, so there were two full days of discounts, and we expect something similar in 2020. Amazon has historically chosen a Monday to start the deals and Prime Day is usually ends on Tuesday.
If August is indeed the month, that leaves one of the four (or five) choices for the start: August 3, August 10, August 17 or August 24. The fifth choice? It's August 31, which is also a Monday, but Prime Day would then extend sales until September.
We would have initially thought it would have happened on July 13, or maybe the week before July 6, but as it stands, we expect things to slide later in the month or not at all .
As soon as we hear of the date for the First Day 2020, we will be sure to update this page so that you can prepare your Amazon wish list.
Is Amazon Prime Day postponed this year?
This appears to be the case, although, on file, Amazon has only stated that “Prime Day 2020 has not been announced,” according to a retail page on Amazon.com.
The change from July to August was reported by Reuters, the official cause being the coronavirus epidemic. In some parts of the world, Amazon has limited the number of items it ships, often prioritizing essential products.
But keep in mind that not having an Amazon Prime Day date is not unusual. The company announces the date only a few weeks before kick-off, when it teases a fraction of its transaction list. So even if it was July, we still wouldn't know today.
List of Prime Day 2020 offers: what will be on sale?
The Amazon Prime Day offer list, while mysterious until the offers are put in place, often follows the same trends every year, so we can guess what to expect.
The best Prime Day 2020 will almost certainly offer significant discounts on Amazon's own technology. We're talking about Kindle deals, Echo price cuts and Fire TV discounts.
We have also seen Prime Day come forward for its incredible deals on laptops no matter what interests you. This includes inexpensive Chromebooks, Windows laptops, and a few Apple MacBooks. Now the latest MacBook Pro is on sale, expect it to go fast.
Then there are the staples of every major online shopping event: 4K TVs, DNA kits and video doorbells – expect all of these prices to be cut as well. It doesn't hurt that Amazon owns Ring, a range of video doorbells that it also offers many discounts every year.
How to buy Prime Day in 2020
1. Consult our offer forecasts and possibly our Prime Day offer list
There are also too many offers available on the First Day. It is never a problem to find discounts, it is always a question of which offers are worth your money. This is why we have always put together an organized list during the 48-hour sales marathon.
We had a great time last Black Friday thinking about smart ways to shop on Amazon – these are still great Prime Day tips and advice.
2. Amazon Prime Day has always required to be a Prime member, so make sure you have a Prime Day subscription
Amazon launched Prime Day in 2015 as a smart way to increase its number of Prime subscriptions, and this online shopping marathon – ideally in front of Black Friday – did it.
You'll need to sign up for Prime (you can get a 30-day free trial), which includes free two-day delivery and Prime Video access, among other small benefits. In some cities, Amazon has rolled out same-day and same-day free shipping for certain items.
3. Create a wish list to organize what you want, because there will be a lot of offers
You are also going to want to create a wish list in advance, which will allow you to sort what you want and how much everything costs. This will give you a head start. You will be able to see which offers have dropped in price and which have not.
4. Take the best Prime Day 2020 deals before they leave
The numbers don't lie. Statistics from Amazon Prime Day last year gave us a glimpse of what sold in large quantities almost 12 months ago. It's shocking, really.
The retailer shipped 100,000 lunch boxes, 100,000 laptops, 200,000 TVs, 300,000 headphones, 350,000 luxury cosmetics, 400,000 pet products, 650,000 household cleaning supplies and more than one million toys.
We often find the best deals to close in minutes, when Amazon launches a waiting list for those who were just behind the curve.
Best Amazon Prime Day Deals of Last Year
Amazon Prime Day 2020 will undoubtedly be different from any other as the date moves later in the year. But we believe that many of the agreements will reflect what we saw last year.
Last year, Prime members purchased products throughout the 48-hour event with more than 175 million items sold. It's more than Amazon sold Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined.
That's why we're reposting some of the best deals from last year's Prime Day event. This happened in mid-July, which means that some products may change (for example, if there is a sequel launched since), but the low prices should correspond to the first day of 2020.
Echo Dot smart speaker (3rd generation)
$ 49.99 $ 22 at Amazon
The 3rd generation Echo Dot was on sale for only $ 22 during Prime Day. It's the lowest price we've ever seen for the smart speaker that plays music, answers questions, checks the weather and more with your voice control.
Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote
$ 39.99 $ 14.99 at Amazon
A Prime Day bestseller, the Fire TV Stick was on sale for only $ 14.99 during the 48-hour sale. It's a $ 25 discount and the lowest price we've seen for the streaming player with an Alexa voice remote control.
Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote
$ 49.99 $ 24.99 at Amazon
The popular 4K Fire TV Stick was 50% off during Amazon Prime Day. The streaming player includes an Alexa voice remote control and also lets you stream your favorite content in 4K resolution with HDR.
Amazon Smart Plug
$ 24.99 $ 4.99 at Amazon
If you have an Alexa-enabled device, you can ask Alexa to order an Amazon Smart Plug for just $ 4.99. The smart plug turns any device into a smart device so you can use your voice to control the device.
Ring-compatible Wi-Fi video doorbell
$ 99.99 $ 69.99 at Amazon
A bestseller each year, the Ring Video Doorbell went on sale for $ 69.99 on Amazon. It's the lowest price we've seen for the Wi-Fi enabled doorbell that alerts you when motion is detected.
7 inch Fire Tablet
$ 49.99 $ 34.99 at Amazon
The best-selling Prime Day Fire tablet was on sale for $ 34.99. That's a $ 15 discount for the 7-inch tablet that works with Alexa and has 8 GB of storage.
$ 129.99 $ 89.99 at Amazon
The waterproof Kindle Paperwhite saw a price drop of $ 40 on the first day. This is the best price we have seen on the Paperwhite 2018 which contains an impressive 8 GB of storage.
Ring Video Doorbell Pro with Echo Dot
$ 298.99 $ 199 at Amazon
A popular Prime Day bundle, you could save $ 50 on the Ring Pro doorbell and receive a free Echo Dot. This represents a total savings of $ 100 for Alexa-enabled devices.
Ring Alarm Home Security System
$ 268.98 $ 144 at Amazon
The Ring Alarm has always been a best seller during Prime Day and this year the 8-piece security system went on sale for $ 144. It's the lowest price we've seen for the home security system that will alert your phone when doors or windows open or when motion is detected.
Toshiba LF621U19 43 inch 4K Ultra HD Smart Fire TV
$ 330 $ 190 at Amazon
A fantastic Prime Day TV offering, Amazon had the Toshiba 43-inch 4K UHD TV on sale for $ 190. This represents a $ 140 rebate for the Smart TV with the integrated Fire TV experience.
IRobot Roomba 690 robot vacuum
$ 374.99 $ 229.99 at Amazon
The popular robot vacuum allows you to use the iRobot app to clean your floors from anywhere. The Roomba iRobot was $ 145 off at the Prime Day shopping event.
Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt Pressure Cooker
$ 99.95 $ 49.99 at Amazon
The Instant Pot DUO60 was at its lowest price ever recorded for Amazon Prime Day. The popular press combines seven kitchen appliances in one and includes over 1000 recipes and compatible app guides.
23andMe DNA test
$ 199 $ 99 at Amazon
Main members have saved 50% on the popular 23andMe DNA test. This is the best price we have seen for the ancestry service which includes 85 DNA-based reports on health predispositions, carrier status and well-being and traits with a single test.
Learn more about the membership you will need with our guide What is Amazon Prime?