Amazon Prime Day 2018 is set for Tuesday 17 July, with deals due to start rolling at midday on Monday 16 July. That’s according to our sister site TechRadar, which discovered an Amazon Prime Day 2018 banner published on the UK site “presumably in error” this morning.
At 36 hours, it’ll be the longest Prime Day Amazon has run so far. Last year’s event launched at 9pm, with Amazon Prime Day deals coming thick and fast for 30 hours.
If these dates are correct, Amazon Prime Day in the US is likely to follow a similar timeframe. TechRadar predicts a midday start on the 16th July EST, with a midnight close on the 17th PST – putting Prime Day 2018 at a whopping 39 hours in the US.
What is Amazon Prime Day?
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Amazon Prime Day is the retail giant’s summer version of Black Friday, the difference being that the event is for Prime subscribers. If you’re not a subscriber though, fear not: you can still take advantage of Amazon Prime Day 2018 – and other membership benefits – by signing up for a free 30-day trial. You’re able to cancel the trial at any time before the end of the 30-day period.
Prime Day started in 2015, when Amazon launched a day of sales to mark two decades of dominating the online commerce space. It was an immediate success, and has quickly become one of the best shopping days of the year. In 2017 it was bigger and better than ever – and this year the event is already looking to eclipse anything that’s gone before.
What Amazon Prime Day deals can we expect?
It’s highly likely that Amazon’s own devices will take centre stage this year: expect to see Amazon Prime Day deals on its Echo smart speakers – the Echo Dot and Echo Spot – as well as cheaper Kindles, Fire TV Sticks, Fire Tablets and maybe the upcoming Amazon Fire TV Cube too.
For designers and artists, we’d like to see some 4K monitor deals alongside the cheap 4K TVs that normally feature highly in Amazon events like these. It’s a safe bet that a host of laptop and tablet deals will appear too, and if you’re into gaming, we anticipate a lot of console deals if last year’s Prime Day is anything to go by – especially around the Xbox One X and PS4 pro.
We’ll be curating the best Amazon Prime Day deals for designers, artists and creatives on this page throughout the event, so bookmark this page and check in on the 16th July…