It’s over, Amazon Prime Day 2022. Or…? There are rumors that this year’s round will feature two rounds. This is something Amazon has not done before. However, sources in the US suggest there may be another installment. We’ll have to wait to see the details.
You can still get bargains at Amazon Australia if you wait. There are always great deals to be had. There are still savings available on almost every item Amazon stocks, even electronics. Although the discount isn’t as great as Prime Day, you still have the chance to get something you want for less.
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The good news is that these deals are available to anyone who is not a Amazon Prime Member. However, you will be able to access many of them early if you sign up.
You can sign up right now to get a 30-day trial (opens new tab). We recommend that you wait until the next Prime Day to sign up. Then, you will be able to take advantage of the fast and free delivery and the savings.
Is there another Prime Day in the works?
Although there is no word from the government on whether or not there will be a second Prime Day in this year’s calendar, a leak published in June suggests that there might be.
It is expected to take place in October. The rumour comes from the fact that Amazon has requested third-party sellers to submit another round on its platform with a deadline of late July. We can only speculate that Amazon will be preparing for round 2 in Q4 since Prime Day 2022 occurred mid-July.
We did have a Prime Day back in October 2020 so another one is not unusual. It was delayed due to stock issues and pandemic. Amazon claims that it sold billions more worldwide than its 2019 event.
It’s important to note that Amazon Australia has not yet confirmed the second Prime Day 2022 sale. Any rumours should be taken with a grain of salt until we receive a press release confirming it is happening. It’s possible that this is a sales event, with Prime members getting early access to deals, and as a prelude for Black Friday 2022.
Amazon Prime Day 2022: Everything you need to know
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When was Amazon Prime 2022 launched?
Amazon Prime Day was held from 12:59 AEST on Tuesday, Jul 12, 2022 to 11:59 AEST Wednesday, July 13, 2022. This was not the only official local sale. Aussies enjoy the benefit of being able shop selected items on Amazon UK or Amazon US. So, our Prime Day continues until the final sale on the US West Coast. We were able to shop in Australia until Friday, July 14, at 5 p.m. AEST – that’s 65 hours!
Prime Day date history
Fifth July 12-14th, 2022
Fourth: June, 21-23, 2021
Third Oct 13-15 2020
Second July 15-17 2019, 2019
First July 16-17 2018, 2018
We saw Amazon actually jump the gun and offer Prime Day deals before the event. This was primarily on its own devices. If you plan on shopping during Prime Day, it’s worth keeping an eye out for deals a day ahead.
Some of the Prime Day warm-up deals included great discounts on popular subscription services like Audible, Music Unlimited, or Kindle Unlimited. Prime Day is not only a great day to buy cheap tech but it’s also an excellent time to consider trying new streaming platforms and services with extended free trials.
What is Amazon Prime Day?
Amazon Prime Day was launched in the US in 2015 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the company. It featured more deals than Black Friday back then. Prime Day quickly evolved into Amazon’s midyear sales event, where Prime members get discounts on a wide variety of products.
It started as a one-day sale. By 2018, it was expanded to two days. That meant we could shop in Australia for up to 36 hours. The sale ended in the USA on the last day. It got even more amazing in 2019, when Aussie shoppers enjoyed a staggering 65 hours of discount. Only October’s daylight savings allowed for 66 hours of shopping spree in 2020. In 2021, it was back at 65 hours.
How to sign up for a 30-day Amazon Prime trial
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- Visit Amazon Prime (opens new tab)
- Choose: Get a free trial
- Follow these instructions
- Browse deals (opens new tab)
Prime Day is a unique feature of Amazon. This is a nice way to say “Thank you” to Amazon’s paying members. However, it involves Amazon shifting more stock and giving Amazon more money.
Prime Day is not just about Amazon-branded products. Many other brands and third party sellers save their best deals for Prime Day. They are fully aware of the thousands of additional shoppers who will be shopping online.
You can make Prime Day even more special by getting an Amazon Prime membership. This will cost you just AU$6.99 per month or AU$59 per year in Australia. That’s half the price of a US subscription.
Prime is a subscription that allows you to receive free delivery. However, Prime also gives you free access Amazon’s streaming services like Prime Video, Prime Music and Prime Reading.
You can find out more about Prime memberships and how they can help you by visiting our page on Amazon Prime Australia. We explain everything.
Pro tips on how to prepare for Prime Day 2023
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How can you find the best Prime Day deals
Here are some tips to help you go bargain hunting on the next Prime Day, whether it’s October this year or next year.
- Get an Amazon Prime trial for free
You don’t have to be a Prime member in order to qualify for the Prime Day deals this year. Sign up as soon as the event is over and Amazon will offer a 30-day trial of Prime Service for free. This means that you can take part in the savings and have access to Prime Video.
- Be clear about what you want, but be flexible
It is crucial to have a clear understanding of what you want from Amazon Prime Day. This will allow you to quickly recognize the discount and be flexible enough to decide whether to purchase another model.
If you are looking for a new camera, you can take a look at the features offered by each brand, maybe even visit a store (Ted’s cameras is great for showing side-by-side comparisons in stores), and choose a few that you like. You will be able to quickly identify a great deal by learning their prices and how affordable they can be.
It’s important to identify the features you can sacrifice to get the best Prime Day deals.
- You should keep some of this flexibility in your budget
It’s not a good idea, however, to spend excessively in the rush of the moment just for the sake of getting a great deal. To get the best deals, you should allow for a little more than your maximum spending.
Prime Day deals don’t always include the lowest priced items. Sometimes, the best Prime Day deals can be found on higher-end products that offer more for a lower price. A 32GB Chromebook might appeal to you if you are looking for a laptop. The 64GB model, which is only AU$50-AU$80 less expensive, is a better choice.
- You can get there early but you should stay for the whole event
We recommend that you visit Amazon as soon as possible to get the best deals. You will be able to see the best Amazon deals on the first day. You may have to act quickly as many Prime Day deals go very quickly.
But just because you have secured a great discount immediately doesn’t mean that your work is done. Amazon offers many more savings that are well-known throughout the event. It’s worth keeping an eye out for additional discounts throughout the two-day event.
- Amazon is not the only place you can shop for – Amazon also offers price match and price check
Prime Day isn’t just limited to Amazon. These days, we see more retailers offering competitive discounts. This often drives prices down even more. You should check to see if other shops offer Prime Day deals. Some shops may offer price match guarantee and additional shopping options.
Five top deals for Prime Day 2022
Nintendo Switch | AU$469 AU$339 (AU$130 off)
Prime Day 2021 saw the Nintendo Switch drop to AU$348. This was a better deal. It is unknown if Amazon will lower this price on the next Prime Day, but we are keeping our fingers crossed.
Apple Watch 7 (GPS 41mm) | Starting at AU$599 Starting at AU$497 (AU$102 off)
The Apple Watch 7 has never been discounted at any retailer. We were thrilled when Amazon reduced the price of the Apple Watch 7 by more than AU$100 on Prime Day 2022. We may see discounts on Apple Watch 8 or a bigger and better discount for Series 7 after its launch.
Razer Blade 14 | Ryzen 9 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD / RTX 3070 Ti | AU$4,499 AU$3,279 (AU$1,220 off)
Razer Blade 14 is still one of the most lightweight gaming laptops available. A machine with an RTX3070 Ti GPU got a huge discount of up to 50%. We hope to see more of these deals next time.
This model includes a Ryzen 9 6900HX processor, an RTX3070 Ti GPU, and 16GB RAM. The entire package is housed in a stylish laptop that’s easy to transport.
Kobo Libra 2 | AU$279 AU$219 (AU$60 off)
Amazon gave a discount of around 10% on our top picks for ereaders during the last Prime Day. Kobo ereaders were not available on Amazon Australia until now. This model offers a lot of value for money, even at full price.
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ErgoTune Supreme ergonomic office chairs | AU$749 AU$454 (AU$295 off)
ErgoTune’s Supreme office chair was designed to provide the best support for your head, neck, and lumbar region. It also offers precision tilts and breathability. Amazon has been selling it for a while now and they have slashed 39% last time. We may get a huge discount on the ErgoTune Supreme, which has just been released.
Are Prime Day deals competitive?
Amazon offers a lot of deals every day on its website. These are often some of the lowest prices you’ll find for consumer tech. Amazon is likely to be cheaper than any other Australian retailer, whether you are looking for a Samsung Galaxy S22 camera or a Nikon Z 7II camcorder. Prime Day deals are even better.
Amazon’s products dominated the Prime Day 2022 deals, including all Echo and Kindle products as well as Ring security devices. This is not likely to change anytime soon. Amazon is also a great place to get a discount on Oculus VR headsets. You can now find official stock of Samsung phones, Xiaomi phones and Instant Pots.
Prime Day is a great opportunity to save 35% on Amazon’s devices. Usually, the prices drop by 28% for the remainder of the year. You can score a AU$500 discount when you purchase a Samsung or Huawei device during one of Amazon’s regular deals. It’s very likely that the Prime Day discount will be even greater. This is the best time to grab a Nintendo Switch, or the premium headphones at the lowest price – it’s cheaper than any other retailer that will be trying to price match.