What to Expect on Prime Day 2020 - Episode 239 - Show Notes

What to Expect on Prime Day 2020 - Episode 239

Sunday Sep 27, 2020 (00:15:40)

Description

Prime Day, which is Amazon's annual celebration of itself, is a great opportunity to find some big deals at retailers across the internet. While the event itself is Amazon-branded and only applies to Prime subscribers, other retailers take advantage of the attention to sales and run their own promotions. While the event usually takes place in the Summer, Amazon delayed it this year because of the increase in demand for its service due to the lockdown.

Now we have the date, October 13-14, 2020, and we can begin to prepare for the sales. The most important part of Prime Day is not getting tricked by the false urgency. Just because something is on sale does not mean it is a good deal. For Amazon, using The Camelizer is the best way to compare the current price against the last few months. This will prevent you from spending more than you should just because it's a special couple of days. You also want to go in knowing what you want and not panic buy things because of the price.

Some of the best deals will be on Amazon's in-house brands. You'll see big price decreases on Amazon Basics, Amazon Fire, Ring, Echo, and more. If you're in the market for one of these product categories, waiting for 2 weeks will be your best bet. In fact, that will be the case for most tech products.

In addition to Amazon products, we will see sales on TVs, monitors, SD cards, SSDs, and more. Often times, Amazon is flooded with lower quality, no-name brands, and many of those will all be on sale during the event. But, when purchasing electronics, especially important parts like storage and screens, it's best to stick to known brands. You can use Tom's Hardware to check out reviews on products you find, and even use their product guides to see the best sales during the event.

Participants

Scott Ertz

Host

Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLuGHiTz Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the DDR community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bar Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and judging engineering notebooks at competitions. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors.

Avram Piltch

Host

Avram's been in love with PCs since he played original Castle Wolfenstein on an Apple II+. Before joining Tom's Hardware, for 10 years, he served as Online Editorial Director for sister sites Tom's Guide and Laptop Mag, where he programmed the CMS and many of the benchmarks. When he's not editing, writing or stumbling around trade show halls, you'll find him building Arduino robots with his son and watching every single superhero show on the CW.

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