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Amazon Prime Day 2021: Everything you need to know

Amazon Prime Day
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Get those screen-tapping fingers ready — we are down to the final few hours of Amazon Prime Day 2021!

With just a few hours left of Prime Day, you already know this is one of the biggest retail events in the calendar. There are thousands of deals up right now that could burn a big hole in your bank balances, but reward you with the top gadgets on the market.

We're in the final stretch of the two-day extravaganza, so be sure to check out the hubs below for the latest Prime Day bargains.

What are the best Amazon Prime Day deals?

We are covering all the jaw dropping discounts and amazing offers over the next couple of days! Just follow any of the links below to see the deals.

Plus, in a first for Laptop Mag, we will be tweeting out some of the best Lightning deals too, so follow us @laptopmag to nab them before they sell out!

What is Amazon Prime Day?

Prime Day is Amazon’s own take on Black Friday — an annual sales extravaganza for Amazon Prime members only. It brings a truckload of exclusive discounts across every kind of product category the retailer sells.

There are two categories of deals shared, including spotlight deals (the big ones that last for roughly 6 to 8 hours) and Lightning Deals, which are surprise deep discounts on some pretty good tech that are briefly available until they sell out.

This event is also a great time for new products from big brands, which you will find in Prime Day launches.

Where do I get Amazon Prime?

Good question! You can pick up a 30-day free trial right now then pay either £7.99 a month or £79 a year.

The subscription doesn’t just give you access to Prime Day and free delivery, it also unlocks the door to Prime Video, music streaming and unlimited photo storage.

Amazon Prime Membership: 30-Day free trial

Amazon Prime Membership: 30-Day free trial
If you're not a Prime member, be sure to sign up for an Amazon free 30-day trial to shop Amazon Prime Day 2021 deals. You can also shop early Prime Day deals right now using your Amazon Prime trial membership.

When is Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day 2021 date, deals predictions

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Right now! We're already on our second day of the Prime Day 2021 extravangaza, which finished at midnight on Tuesday, June 22.. Good luck on the hunt for bargains. 

Anything else I should know about Amazon Prime Day 2021?

The big bargains promoted at the top of Amazon’s homepage may be tempting, but if you’re looking for specific items in the sales, search around different retailers before you settle.

Those savings look good on paper, but the discount may be based on the original RRP (recommended retail price) rather than the price it’s normally sold for online. This is a common tactic to make something look better than it actually is. To circumvent this, CamelCamelCamel is a good Chrome extension for tracking prices.

And one more thing — Prime Day is not just an Amazon event anymore. Other retailers will crash the party with anti-Prime Day deals, just as they have in previous years, and offer better discounts elsewhere. We’ll keep an eye out for these from the likes of Currys PC World, John Lewis and Dell UK.

 Jason brings a decade of tech and gaming journalism experience to his role as a writer at Laptop Mag. He specializes in finding the best deals to make sure you never pay more than you should for gadgets! Jason takes a particular interest in writing and creating videos about laptops, headphones and games. He has previously written for Kotaku, Stuff and BBC Science Focus. In his spare time, you'll find Jason looking for good dogs to pet or thinking about eating pizza if he isn't already.