Amazon Prime Day 2017 Deals

Historically Amazon always makes its own products the highlight of Prime Day. Expect that trend to continue with the following predictions for Star Buys once the Prime Day gets underway:

  • Amazon Echo for $129.99 (save $50) – product link – was $40 off on Black Friday and $50 off last Prime Day. Also, recently on sale for $50 off
  • Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation) for $39.99 (save $10) – product link – was also $10 off on Black Friday and Cyber Monday
  • 55-inch Samsung HDTVs – product link – star buys for last year’s Prime Day and Black Friday. Expect another Samsung TV steal this year. (Amazon has announced model numbers in the past, and they have been excellent)
  • All-New Fire 7 Tablet for $33.33 (save $16.66) – product link – new version. Previous version was $33.33 last year on Prime Day and Black Friday, so this should be an upgrade for the same low price
  • All-New Fire HD 8 Tablet for $49.99 (save $30) – product link – new version. Previous version was $59.99 last year on Black Friday
  • Kindle Voyage for $149.99 (save $50) – product link – Was $169.99 on Black Friday and $149.99 on Prime Day last year
  • Prime Membership by Voice on Your Echo Device for $79 (save $20) – sign up link – say “Alexa, sign me up for Prime”
  • $10 Promo Code for First Time Voice Shoppers – product link – receive a $10 promo code for completing your first voice purchase between now and July 9

Solid Deals 

Here are some deal predictions for offers Amazon typically makes. They aren’t quite Star Buys, but still come recommended:

  • Amazon Echo Show for $199.99 (save $30) – product link – new for 2017 and there has been no single purchase discount yet. There may be none given its age, but watch this space
  • Kindle 6″ E-reader for $49.99 (save $30) – product link – Same price as Prime Day and Black Friday. It appears as though $49.99 may be the floor for the Kindle on Prime Day and Black Friday. Still a solid purchase
  • Kindle Paperwhite for $89.99 (save $30) – product link – Was $89.99 on Prime Day last year and $99.99 on Black Friday. Expect a similarly repeated price
  • Kindle Oasis E-reader for $269.99 (save $20) – product link – New. I don’t foresee discounts greater than this given its age, but again watch this space
  • Premium brand 60” 4K Ultra HD Smart TV for $549 – $599 – product link – On Black Friday last year, Amazon offered a premium 60″ 4K Ultra HD TV for $599. Another retailer offered one for $548. Amazon is likely to repeat this trick and usually offers a premium brand

Treat with Caution

The danger with some Amazon deals is their ambiguity. It doesn’t always explain much about the product or even supply the model number being discounted. This will happen again. So do your research and be cautious around deals like this:

  • 32-inch 720p LED TV for $60 – $90 – product links – offered this deal last Prime Day for $99.99 and on Black Friday for $69.99. Great price but the brand and specs will be kept quiet until it launches.
  • 40-inch 1080p LED TV for $115 – $140 – product links – offered last Prime Day for $139.99. On Black Friday the cheapest 40-inch TV price was $125. Warning as above
  • Amazon Voice Deals – product links – beyond the $10 promo code these offers are often odd and underwhelming

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