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In the light of the recent coronavirus breakout, Amazon Prime Day, has reportedly been postponed. The annual 48-hour long shopping holiday full of amazing deals, which usually takes place in July, is now rescheduled to September. Will Amazon Prime Day happen at all? What are the date updates? Here's what you need to know.
Is Amazon Prime Day still happening this year? Well, we all hope it is. According to the latest updates from the retailer, the Prime Day has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak since the pandemic has largely disrupted the supply chain across the country.
In order to host a successful Prime Day, there are many factors that are at stake this year, including the labour safety, and supply.
People’s safety is the top priority these days, that’s why there are no things like hiring seasonal staff and increasing hours happening, which would normally be the case if Amazon Prime Day was launched in July. Additionally, since the pandemic has turned the world upside down, many suppliers of Amazon’s biggest sellers have been forced to seize their manufacture, which resulted in manufacturing slowdowns.
Prime Day has been originally postponed until August, however, according to the latest information from the retailer, Amazon Prime Day 2020 should be happening in September. Things are definitely not certain yet, but we expect that the official date should be announced sometime next week.
Based on previous Prime Day deals, we can expect that the sale will again last 48 hours, so there are still two full days of discounts coming. Moreover, historically, Amazon has launched its Prime Day on Monday, which leaves us with 4 different launch dates potentially happening in September.
Whether Amazon Prime Day 2020 date is truly happening in September or not, there are still many questions unanswered: What the exact dates will be? What sales can we expect this year? Should we buy on Amazon Prime Day or wait until Black Friday?
Even though Amazon Prime Day is, by standard, a summer sale, there is still a few months' pause between the newly announced September Prime Day and Black Friday deals.
We’re all in when it comes to frugal shopping, that’s why our advice is: if you really want it, buy it! The prices will drop heavily on Amazon Prime Day, especially on retailer’s private labels, so the timing is perfect. On the other hand, if you really want to maximize your savings, you can always hold off and wait till the prices drop even further with Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and winter holidays coming closer.
The official list of Prime Day deals is usually a mystery until the last minute. However, every year Amazon releases huge discounts on their own tech gadgets and smart home accessories, so we can expect this year to be no different. During the last couple of years, there’s been a huge trend in laptop price drops and other tech staples, including TVs, on Prime Day.
It’s no surprise that many US retailers run promotions around the same time as Amazon Prime Day and this year we can expect the same situation. Even though the discounts might be a bit lower, you can definitely await special deals from Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and other retailers coming. Plus, the inventory varies, so if you don’t snatch the deal on Amazon, you can always look for a replacement elsewhere.