Amazon Prime Day is happening on July 11th and 12th, 2023. The annual (or sometimes twice-annual) deal holiday is an opportunity for Amazon and the merchants which use its platform to increase their revenue by offering you outstanding savings.
It’s a given that you’ll find great deals on Amazon first-party gadgets like Kindles or Amazon Echo speakers. But what about PC hardware, maker gear, and 3D printers? Fortunately, there will be savings on those too, both on Amazon itself and on competitors such as Overclockers, Scan, and ebuyer.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you plan your Prime Day shopping.
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Prime Day is for Prime Members
Keep in mind that, if you want to take advantage of Amazon’s Prime Day deals, you need to be a member of the company’s Prime program. You can sign up for a free 30-day Prime membership trial if you need to.
Where to Look for Prime Day Hardware Deals
- Tom’s Hardware coverage: When Prime Day begins, we’ll be rounding up the top Amazon Prime Day deals on this page.
- Amazon’s Computer and Accessories Page: Don’t just go to Amazon’s Prime Day deals page and scroll past all the irrelevant products. Click on the Computers and Accessories category in the left nav. We also recommend choosing lightning deals to focus on the short-term, hottest deals.
How to Tell if a Deal Is Real
Don’t believe the hype. Not every sale price you see on Prime Day is an all-time low price. The price you find could be the same as it was the week before Prime Day or it might be higher than it was just a month before. It may even be the case that another site has a better regular price than Amazon’s (or someone else’s) sale price.
To find out whether you’re really looking at a deal, take a few steps:
1. Use the Camelizer plugin for Amazon deals,
This plugin will show you a complete price history for a product, based on the database at Camelcamelcamel. When you’re on the product’s Amazon page, just click the plugin button and you’ll see a chart.
2. Search PCPartPicker.
That site maintains a price history of nearly every component, across half a dozen retailers, but usually not Amazon.
3. Check competing sites to see if any of them has an even better sale on the same product.
For example, if you see a great deal on a graphics card at Amazon, check Scan or Overclockers also.
Remember that Prime Day is about more than just Amazon.co.uk, but also keep in mind that if you don’t find a great deal on a product you’ve been waiting for, there will always be holiday sales starting just a few weeks later. Whether it’s Prime Day or Black Friday or Cyber Monday, the best strategy during any sale is not to feel like you have to make a purchase, just because there’s a sale.