Amazon has been heavily advertising ‘Prime Day,’ and now that the day is here you may be wondering whether or not it’s worth signing up for Prime just to get some of the deals happening today. Here’s what you’ll find on Amazon right now if you do have Prime and take advantage of Prime Day -- happening today.
A Little Trick
Amazon’s Prime Day has been created to celebrate the company’s 20th birthday. As mentioned, you have to be a Prime member in order to get some of these deals, but there’s a way around this. Anyone can sign up for Prime right now and get a free trial of Prime for 30-days. Amazon is well aware of this loophole, though, so don’t think that you’re getting away with an amazing trick (though you can benefit if you do sign up now).
But Amazon is also notorious for automatically charging your credit card for a Prime membership if you forget to cancel, so make sure that you make a note of cancelling your Prime membership after that 30-day period, or you’ll be paying the yearly fee ($90). Then again, this isn’t such a bad thing if you order a lot of stuff from Amazon, so weigh the costs. Now, onto the good stuff. What can you get today that’s a really good deal?
Better Than Black Friday
Amazon states that the deals available today are better than Black Friday deals, but how true is that statement? Some gaming consoles are on sale (18% off of Xbox One and 14% off of PS4), discounts on laptops (54% on some Lenovo brands), and nearly 70% off of an Apple lightning charger. Other tech deals are out there if you take a moment to look around. There are also some deep discounts on various games including up to 30% off some Final Fantasy games, and 58% off of Evolve.
The tech deals are definitely there if you live in the US. You might have to spend some time on the site looking for what you want, but most of those deals are decent especially if you factor in the no-cost shipping that comes with a Prime membership. But what if you don’t live in the US? Is Prime Day still a good deal if you live in Canada?
Prime Day Canada Deals
There are still some deep discounts on things like headphones, and you’ll find some discounts on gaming systems too (though these discounts aren’t as good as the ones that you’ll find in the US store). Canada seems to have struck out more when it comes to home goods and other items than the tech stuff, but if you do look around you’ll still find some good deals (better than what you’d find in store, that’s for sure).
Is it worth signing up for Prime? If you remember to cancel the Prime membership at the end of the 30-day trial, it’s not a bad idea to scoop up some of the deals happening right now. Otherwise, I’m not seeing anything mind-blowing in Canada, and in the states some of the items are discounted nicely while some are still on the high side. So, it really depends on what you need right now, and whether or not you have Prime or want to get it.