Best and worst things to buy in July

Sheila Mcguire
July 4, 2018

"Prime members will enjoy a day (and a half) of our best deals, with 36 hours to shop more than one million deals worldwide", Jeff Wilke, worldwide consumer CEO at Seattle-based Amazon. Starting at 12pm on Monday 16 July in the UK, Amazon has promised there will be 40 per cent more Spotlight Deals this year, and more than 1m deals available globally.

Amazon is also cutting the price on some of its exclusive brands, including 25 percent off on furniture and décor from Rivet and Stone & Beam, up to 20 percent off AmazonBasics items, and 30 percent off everyday essentials from Presto!, Mama Bear, and Solimo. Members can also save $100 on the Echo Show. "More than 100 million paid Prime members around the world will find our best Prime Day celebration yet".

Citizens of any country where Amazon offers Prime subscriptions will be able to take advantage of Prime Day online.

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Remember, you have to be an Amazon Prime member to enjoy Prime Day deals.

Amazon will remain tight-lipped on its best Prime Day deals until the 16th, but if the past is anything to go by, there are some bargains incoming. During the sale day, Amazon will experiment with ultra-fast two-hour delivery with Prime Now.

Amazon-owned game video streaming service Twitch has announced it will be giving Amazon Prime subscribers a free game to download every day from now until July 18th.

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This year analysts say Amazon will really push deals on products that use Alexa, Amazon's voice-powered digital assistant. While the tech deals draw the most attention, there are discounts on basically everything you might be in the market for.

And although the Prime Day (s) are a couple of weeks away, Amazon has kicked things off today with seven deals to whet your appetite. You'll also want to be sure you have nothing in your shopping cart, unless it's something you plan to buy on Prime Day.

With these capabilities, the Echo Show is among the most advanced of Amazon's Echo speaker line and ahead of its time in general.

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Here are five fun statistics from Amazon Prime Day 2017 to give you an idea of what's in store the next time Amazon Prime Day rolls around. That is, Singaporean customers "buy a lot" from Amazon's worldwide website and are "willing to wait and pay for the products to arrive".

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