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Amazon Prime Day 2015: Here's a first look at the big deals

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What is Amazon Prime Day? Find out what's happening on Wednesday July 15th 2015

Amazon is 20 and to celebrate it's throwing a bit of a party for Prime members. Today is the first ever Prime Day, which promises to be home to even more deals than Black Friday and will cover everything from tech, gaming and home entertainment to sporting and outdoor items.

We love deals here at TrustedReviews, so in anticipation of the inaugural Prime Day, we've rounded up everything you need to know so you don't miss out on any of the bargains.

Make sure you bookmark this page and come back later in the day as we'll be keeping it updated with all the finest savings and deals that shouldn't be missed.

How do I take part?

As the 'Prime' name suggests, to be in with a chance of picking up a bargain you'll need to be a subscriber to Amazon's Prime service.

If you're already a member then all you'll need to do is head over to Amazon on Wednesday and watch as the deals flood in.

SEE ALSO: Best Xbox One Deals | Best PS4 Deals

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For those who aren't signed up, you can join right now and get a 30-day free trial. So, you could use the trial to take part in Prime Day and then cancel afterwards. If you continue with the subscription it'll set you back £79/$99 a year.

Prime Day will take place in the US, UK, Spain, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, Canada and Austria.

What will the deals be?

There will be seven headline Deals of the Day and then a load more Lightning deals joining them.

Just like on Black Friday, these Lightning deals will pop up for a limited amount of time throughout the day and will be available in limited quantities.

Amazon has given us a heads up on some of the deals already so here's a pick of the best ones so far:

Sennheiser Urbanite - Tsking on the same lifestyle angle as Sennheiser's Momentum range, these on-ears scored a solid 8 out of 10 when we reviewed them last year. You can grab a pair today for £79, which is down massively from £149.99 saving you almost 50%.

- See Sennheiser Urbanite deal

Mio Alpha 2 Heart Rate Monitor - While we haven't tried out this specific model, we do know having used the Mio Alpha-based Adidas MiCoach Fit Smart, that it offers some of the most accurate heart-rate tracking from the wrist. Officially launched in January this year, the Alpha 2 is currently available for £79.99, saving you 30% on the original price.

Withings Activite Pop - More activity tracker than smart watch, the Activite Pop is the cheaper version of the significantly more expensive Withings Activite. You'll get pretty much all the same features here though so you're paying for a more elegant design. Amazon has dropped the price from £129 to £71.99 so that's a pretty big saving on an activity tracking watch we really loved.

- See Withings Activite Pop deal

PS4 - Sony's new 1TB storage console comes with the PlayStation TV box and 3 months membership to PlayStation Plus, Ultra Street Fighter and Destiny for a pretty decent £329. That's the same price you can pay for the PS4 Batman: Arkham Knight edition with the 1TB edition costing just under £340.

- See PS4 deal

Xbox One - If you'd prefer going for Microsoft's current gen console instead, Amazon is offering an Xbox One bundle with Lego Jurassic Park and and three months of Xbox Live Gold membership for £318.60. This deal is open until July 23rd, so you've got some time to decide.

- See Xbox One deal

Microsoft Band - We weren't the biggest fans of activity tracker packed with sensors, but if you're sold on it, you can get it on Prime Day for £118.99. That's well under the £169 retail price.

- See Microsoft Band deal

Bose QC20 - These Bose noise-cancelling cans launched in 2013 but they're still some of the best in-ears for blocking out ambient noise. Amazon is promising more than 40% off the range so you could bag some for considerably less than the £260 they first shipped for.

- See Bose QC20 deal

Y-cam HomeMonitor HD - We tested the wireless security camera earlier this year and it got the Editor's thumbs up. Originally priced at £146.17, you can save 33% and get it on Prime Day for £99.99.

- See Y-cam HomeMonitor HD deal

Garmin Forerunner 610 - Garmin are renowned for making some of the best running watches, and the 610 is a great option for serious runners. It normally costs £260 but it's down to a more attractive £119 and that's including a heart rate monitor as well.

- See Garmin Forerunner 610 deal

Kindles - It wouldn't of course be a Prime day without some deals on Amazon's own hardware. First up is the Amazon Fire TV Stick, which we loved. Amazon is offering 46% off the media streaming dongle, which means you can get it for £19 and that's a steal.

- See Amazon Fire TV Stick deal

Amazon Fire TV Box - If the Fire TV Stick doesn't take your fancy, Amazon is cutting the price of the more powerful streaming media box knocking £20 off the £79 price tag. Even at that price, it's good value but for £59, it's even better.

- See Amazon Fire TV deal

Next is Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 7 tablet which Amazon is offering 50% off. So if that's the 16GB model, that should be £70, or £60 for the 8GB model.

- See Amazon Fire HD 7 deal

Amazon first started its business selling books so you can get 33% off the Kindle e-reader that has arguably been its most iconic tech product.Amazon has now specified that the 6-inch Kindle can be bought for 39.99, which is down from £60.

- See Amazon Kindle deal

If you decide to spend on an eBook reader and want some free Kindle books, there's going to be plenty. Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer, The Clippie Girls by Margaret Dickinson, 59 Seconds: Think a little, Change a Lot by Richard Wiseman, Raven Black by Ann Cleeves and The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot will all be available to grab for nothing.

Olympus OM-E E M5: The 16-3-megapixel micro four thirds camera is a couple of years old but it's still excellent for image quality. Amazon is offering 30% off M5 bundles and when you consider for just the body it costs around £500, you should be able to grab a decent lens as well without breaking the bank.

TVs - While Amazon has mentioned any brand names, it's promising deals on 50-inch sets starting from as low as £230. We'd suggest keeping an eye on the Amazon TV section to make sure you can hunt out the best TV bargains.

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Customers can also enter the PrimeLiving photo contest to be in with a change of winning a $10,000 Amazon gift card in each Prime-eligible country.

Another competition, which starts July 22, gives you the chance the win visits to the sets of Amazon series Vikings and Ripper Street.

We'll be highlighting all the best deals right here, so bookmark this page to make sure you don't miss out.

What else do you get with Prime?

Amazon's Prime service is, in our opinion, one of the best subscription services and if Prime Day turns out to be a success it makes the package even more enticing.

Its biggest selling point is unlimited one-day delivery, perfect if you're a serial Amazon buyer. But, you'll also get access to its ever-improving library of movies and TV shows that can be streamed on a host of devices.

SEE ALSO: 11 amazing things you probably didn't know about Amazon

Amazon Fling

Just like Netflix, Amazon has started producing its own Prime exclusive television series and they're actually rather impressive. Bosch was a gritty, well written police drama while pilots like Mad Dogs and The Man in the High Castle show plenty of promise.

If you've got a Kindle you'll have access to Amazon's Lending Library, a nifty feature that lets you borrow a book every month from a selection of over 500,000.

The final piece of the Prime jigsaw is unlimited Cloud Drive storage for your snaps and companion apps for viewing them on a number of devices.

What deals do you want to see on Prime Day? Let us know in the comments box below

Shaun

July 13, 2015, 1:56 pm

Beware with the PRIME delivery option, whenever you get things delivered it always costs more for the item, i am a prime member who will not be renewing again as this has got out of hand with the price hikes for anything which is a prime option , recently wanted to buy some printing paper and it was £3.30 normal post, but a whopping £5.65 with the next day prime delivery, what a bloody disgrace , and its happening all over Amazon Prime items, so please do not get suckered into the whole FREE NEXT DAY delivery scam .

Mere Adviser

July 13, 2015, 3:35 pm

Very true, I've noticed the same thing. They create the perception that your subscription fee is used to offer next day delivery, but actually each item has a price hike to cover that cost. I too won't be renewing.

Shaun

July 13, 2015, 4:04 pm

Well i am pleased others have spotted the con that Amazon is pulling, Just hope to spread the word and make as many people aware of this SCAM.

MateoMaui

July 14, 2015, 10:54 am

@Shaun @Zi

Ok... I just read the actual printed terms on their website, and it says the same thing it has always said since I signed up years ago. It does not say "Free Next-Day Shipping". It says "Free 2nd-Day Shipping."

"Next-Day" and "2nd-Day" are two different things. One is tomorrow, and the other is the day after that.

Meaning that if you want to upgrade to "Next-Day Shipping," you will pay a fee to get it sooner.

"Normal Post" isn't guaranteed to be there at any particular time, no matter where you are or when you sent it. It gets there when it gets there, just hope no one's having a bad postal day. "Next-Day Shipping" does make guarantees regarding such things. You can expect it much sooner than later, and they track it for you.

Therefore, you should expect to pay more if you want "Next-Day" versus "Normal Post."

So.... what's the problem again?

It's possible you need to rethink your complaint, because you're saying that they're pulling a scam by promising something... that they don't actually offer you anywhere.

toboev

July 14, 2015, 12:11 pm

On my Prime (trial) account page, the benefit is listed as "Unlimited One-Day Delivery". That is cut-and-paste from Amazon. (edit Amazon UK)

Of course, it does not say whether that "one day" is today, tomorrow or the next day, or the day after that...

As a description I find it cryptic and ambiguous. All it tells me is that my stuff will be delivered one day.

MateoMaui

July 14, 2015, 10:14 pm

Interesting... that's not at all what I'm seeing. Says "two-day" everywhere. Does this benefit change depending on where you are? Our shipping times are always a little longer to get stuff here in the middle of the Pacific, so for us that wouldn't surprise me.

Or are you getting free "one day" delivery just for the trial period?

Obviously this doesn't really affect me either way, but I'm curious if there is some kind of bait and switch going on (with that detail.)

The Reaper95

July 15, 2015, 12:05 am

IT IS free one day delivery. After dispatch. You're choosing Express Delivery. Not Prime Free One Day Delivery.

Delivery options for Prime Members are and always have been the following:

FREE No-Rush Delivery (3 - 5 business days) Get a £3 Amazon Appstore, Digital Video, Kindle Book & Digital Music Credit

FREE First Class (up to 2 business days)

FREE One-Day Delivery : get it tomorrow, July 16

£4.49/item Express Delivery get it by 1pm tomorrow

Scheduled Delivery (Choose your date)

So yeah, get your facts straight before posting actual crap

The Reaper95

July 15, 2015, 12:07 am

You probably live in America. In the UK Prime offers delivery in a single day rather than 2.

The Reaper95

July 15, 2015, 12:08 am

That is completely false. Seriously, don't spread crap about.

toboev

July 15, 2015, 6:28 am

He lives in the middle of the Pacific. Lucky b'stard!

AFAIK the delivery times remain at one day, not just for the trial period. Stuff I have ordered one day in the morning tends to arrive the next day around 5pm delivered by Amazon Logistics.

But to put it in context, that is no better than when I ordered an £18 component for my mobile phone from an Amazon vendor, which arrived next morning by post, on free delivery (not Prime).

toboev

July 15, 2015, 7:00 am

The example Shaun gives is not untypical.

A ream of Xerox A4 80gsm paper is available on Amazon Prime at £8.61

Alternatively you can buy it not on Prime, for £7.45 inc Free Delivery.
If you have just paid £80 for Amazon Prime, that looks like a kick in the teeth.

Even Amazon themselves acknowledge this simple truth:
"Note: Available at a lower price without Prime delivery from other sellers."

I am mindful of your last line.

Alex Walsh

July 15, 2015, 7:53 am

Sometimes my Prime stuff doesn't make it next day, which is annoying but only mildly so. To contrast, I recently ordered something from Adidas directly and something from Memorybits. Adidas charged me £4 to take 8 days to deliver my trainers, Memorybits were free but again it took around a week. Thanks to Amazon Prime, I'm just not used to waiting that long and it seemed like an eternity!

Given we use the movie service Amazon Prime provides anyway, I personally think it's great value if you do a lot of shopping with Amazon.

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