Amazon Prime Day Offers Include Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR Discounts

When contacted about the Amazon Prime Day outage, the company said that some customers were having difficulty shopping, and it was working to resolve the issue quickly.

The event begins at 3pm ET, and is likely to produce some great deals for Switch fans from the off. You can find deals on TVs, computers, earphones and so much more at these retailers.

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Twitter users took over the Prime Day hashtag with jokes and complaints. A Prime membership costs $119 annually. The $10 bonus credit will be automatically added to your Amazon account by scanning the Whole Foods or Amazon app from your smartphone at the register. It says customers bought more pencils, pens, notebooks, glue sticks, lunchboxes and backpacks on Prime Day last year than any other day of the year. Macy's, for instance, was promoting a "Black Friday in July" event, and eBay kicked off more than a hundred deals. Pre-shop competitorsAmazon's competitors will surely be jumping on the Prime Day wagon.

Free shipping is available, as is eBay's new Best Price Guarantee that applies to "popular, best-selling summer". The estimate is based on BestBlackFriday.com's tracking of Amazon Prime Day deals since the shopping holiday started in 2015. Still, if you aren't, Amazon is always hosting a free trial that typically gets you the first month for free. However, you can cancel before that month ends to avoid being charged anything. Don't have Prime? It's not too late to become a member. In 2017 Amazon Prime Day was a huge success, with sales growing a massive 60 per cent on the previous year.

  • Jacqueline Ellis