Top Amazon Prime Day deals you need to know about

Brenda Watkins
July 12, 2018

More bargains are expected with the Whole Foods brand added to the mix for the first time. Soon after the acquisition was complete, Amazon instituted cheaper prices on some groceries at Whole Foods, to replicate the value proposition that's at the core of Amazon's sales pitch. That way you'll be alerted through the Amazon app when that deal is about to go live on Prime Day. Amazon's self-created holiday touting deals on everything from baby food to Alexa-enabled faucets, promises to be bigger and better - and more of a money grab - than ever before.

Once Prime Day gets properly started on July 16th, we'll be sure to let you know the best deals - and the geekiest ones - that we spot.

We are less than a week away from one of the biggest online shopping days of the year - Amazon Prime Day! The company reported a year ago that thousands of SMBs on Amazon each generated over $50,000 during the 30-hour event - and that more than 20,000 SMBs earned over $1 million on Amazon in 2017. However, some of the "discounts" are artificial, so shop discerningly - not impulsively.

Next week, Redmi Y2 smartphone will be sold again exclusively on Amazon Prime Day only for Prime members. You can sign up for a free trial and take full advantage of all the Prime benefits, including Prime Day.

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Since its inception in 2015, Amazon has been outdoing itself every year in terms of the actual length of the sales and therefore items for sale. Now, Amazon has come up with a new wing to fulfil even more advanced logistics requirements of its customers.

Amazon Prime Music will also be launching specially curated playlists in several Indian languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, Malayalam, Gujarati, Rajasthani, Bengali and two new languages - Assamese and Odia. Department stores like Macy's (M) offered customers an extra 25 percent off purchases for the week (and free shipping on Prime Day). That means some of the very best deals can be gone long before people who aren't Prime members get to know about them. A May Yahoo Finance survey of 7,000 Prime members found that about half of the Prime member respondents planned to drop the service.

Items on sale now for $119 include unlocked Apple iPhone SE or Motorola MOTO smartphones; GoPro Hero5; Dyson hand-held vacuums; Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness watches; and Mongoose bikes, among others.

Melody Hahm is a senior writer at Yahoo Finance, covering entrepreneurship, technology and real estate.

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