Amazon Prime Day Is Over….So What!? Get Better Deals Locally?
Amazon Prime Day was on July 12, and for some, people think it’s the perfect time to stock up on electronics, household goods, and anything else that the company surprises shoppers with.
I get it. It’s really convenient, I have a prime account and love ordering things and having them shipped the next day. Still, some of the “hype” is just that. Marketing hype to get you to part with your inflation infused money.
I took a look and realized….not all the deals are sweet.
Televisions are an item that usually has a better sale during Black Friday than Prime Day. Although, I have to tell ya….the price for gigantic TV’s are really low these days. You may be surprised at how many retailers mark down items when “The Big Game” happens….or when they know you’re about to get a stimulus payment. Ever notice how a fancy new TV is priced at $995.99 when you have a $1,000 stimulus check on the way?
Look to other game-specific retailers to get gaming consoles, accessories, or games. You may be surprised to learn that Amazon’s price are usually beaten by electronics retailers even on Prime Day.
Trying to find the hottest toys to cool off with in the summer? Yeah. That’s always fun! Amazon Prime probably isn’t the spot for you. Trust me. This is where having a “local” business you trust is important. For me, when it comes to “toys” I have a personal toy shopper. You do as well! His name is Steve Levy from Toy City in Keene, NH. He is the owner of “Toy City” . I call him the “Willy Wonka” of toys. Need an idea on what to get your 8 year old nephew? Talk with Steve Levy. ‘Nuff said.
4. Impulse buys
This is where they could have got ya! Did you notice some cool items pop up during Prime Day?? Did you get that urge to click “Add to cart” on anything that even sort of appeals to you? Interesting how that happens, right? Just beware of those deals that may not be so great on Prime Day. Now, of course, there were some AMAZING deals as well.
Amazon shoppers bought more than 300 million items during this year’s Prime Day sale, up from roughly 250 million in 2021, making it the biggest Prime Day event in Amazon’s history. Shoppers appeared to reach for necessities over indulgences, with products such as Frito-Lay snack packs landing among the top purchased items.