Have you ever heard of Alibaba? No, not that Alibaba... I'm making reference to the Chinese ecommerce company that provided the inspiration for Amazon's Prime Day. Basically Amazon copied Alibaba's "Singles Day" sale and now it's become Amazon's biggest shopping day of the year. This year the pandemic has affected everything including Prime Day which was scheduled for July, the good news is that it's here and it's taking place on Oct. 13 - Oct. 14. Before you ask... Yes, Prime day is two days. It starts at midnight Pacific Time (3 a.m. Eastern time on Tuesday October 13th and goes through Wednesday, Oct 14th.   If you've never participated in Amazon Prime day and you don't know what to expect I suggest you check out the full preview of Amazon's Prime Day deals is posted on its website.

Amazon claims to have more than one million products on sale and honestly you can spend hours looking through the site and there few things you will not find. Here are some of the products that they're promoting... Nintendo Switch games, Barbie & Hot Wheels toys, iRobot Roomba vacuums, Panasonic cameras and of course all of the Amazon devices like its Echo smart home hubs, Fire TV, Alexa devices, Ring security systems and Kindles.

Is there a catch? Other than having an Amazon prime membership, the answer is NO. The monthly cost is $12.99 or $119 per year. If you feel inclined to do so, you can be resourceful and sign up for a free 30 day trial then cancel on day 29 but you didn't hear that from me. The other option is to avoid the Amazon hype and take advantage of Target Deal Days, The Walmart "Big Save" event or Best Buy's Black Friday Sale that kicks off on October 13th.


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